Matthew represents clients in complex insurance coverage, commercial, and liability matters throughout North and South Carolina. A skilled litigator, Matthew concentrates his practice on the defense of insurers and their insureds in complex liability matters, including construction defect actions, professional negligence claims, real property disputes and title litigation, premises liability matters, and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims.

From the firm’s Greensboro and Charleston offices, Matthew also defends and counsels insurance carriers in matters involving policy interpretation, coverage claim evaluation, and bad faith and extra-contractual claims. In coverage litigation, Matthew represents insurers in declaratory judgment actions seeking coverage and allocation determinations, contribution, and indemnity, and he defends carriers in a variety of first- and third-party coverage disputes, including claims for bad faith and unfair trade practices.

Matthew also has extensive experience in business and commercial litigation, representing clients in partnership disputes and cases involving contract, fiduciary duty, trade secret, and unfair competition claims. His practice in this area includes counseling businesses and individuals in bankruptcy matters and the prosecution and defense of claims through adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.

In addition to representing clients at the trial level in state and federal courts, Matthew is an accomplished appellate litigator, with several favorable results in reported opinions from the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Reported Decisions

  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Am. Nat’l Bank & Tr. Co., 791 S.E.2d 906 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016)

  • Myers v. Clodfelter, 786 S.E.2d 777 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016)

  • Parks Bldg. Supply Co. v. Blackwell Homes, Inc., 247 N.C. App. 246 (2016)

  • Assurance Group., Inc. v. Bare, 245 N.C. App. 566, 782 S.E.2d 581 (2016)

  • High Point Bank & Tr. Co. v. Highmark Properties, 368 N.C. 301, 776 S.E.2d 838 (2015)

  • High Point Bank & Tr. Co. v. Fowler, 240 N.C. App. 349, 770 S.E.2d 384 (2015)

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, Nat’l Ass’n v. Browning, 230 N.C. App. 537, 750 S.E.2d 555 (2013)

  • John Conner Const., Inc. v. Grandfather Holding Co., LLC, 366 N.C. 547, 742 S.E.2d 802 (2013)