Matt Davis

Shareholder; Head of Litigation Department

Matt is a Shareholder and the head of the Firm’s litigation department. His practice is primarily devoted to matters involving general civil and commercial litigation where he has first chair jury and bench trial experience in State and Federal court.

Matt Davis

Shareholder; Head of Litigation Department

Matt Davis

Shareholder; Head of Litigation Department
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Matt is a Shareholder and the head of the Firm’s litigation department. His practice is primarily devoted to matters involving general civil and commercial litigation where he has first chair jury and bench trial experience in State and Federal court.

He received his undergraduate degree as a Distinguished Military Graduate, Texas A & M University in 1986. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1989 where he was the Leading Articles Editor for The International Lawyer, (1988-1989).

Matt’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, construction law, special education litigation, copyright and trademark litigation, and general commercial litigation. He also has extensive experience in litigation and risk management matters involving church and ministry organizations.

Matt’s clients include national creditors and equipment leasing companies, homebuilders and commercial contractors, children with special needs, entities engaged in various businesses throughout the State of Texas as well as church and ministry organizations in a wide range of jurisdictions.

Matt has been frequently retained as a third-party expert on attorneys’ fees.

Education

1986-1989 Southern Methodist University School of Law
Dallas, Texas

  • Juris Doctor
  • Articles Editor, The International Lawyer (1988-89)
  • Staff Member, The International Lawyer (1987-88)

1982 -1986 Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

  • B.A. Political Science
  • University Undergraduate Fellow
  • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Distinguished Student
  • U.S. Army Scholarship

Bar Admissions/Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Admitted to practice before United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Selected Reported Decisions

  • Batton v. Green, 801 S.W.2d 923 (Tex. App. — Dallas 1990, no writ)
  • Crown Sterling, Inc. v. Clark, 815 F.Supp. 199 (N.D. Tex. 1993)
  • Lawfinders Assoc., Inc. v. Legal Research Center, Inc., 65 F.Supp.2d 414  (N.D. Tex. 1998), aff’d, 193 F.3d 517 (5th Cir. 1999)
  • Mt. Hawley Ins. Co. v. Steve Roberts Custom Builders, Inc., 215 F.Supp.2d 783 (E.D. Tex. 2002)
  • Paragon General Contractors, Inc. v. Larco Construction, Inc., 227 S.W.3d 876 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2007, no pet.)
  • DMC Valley Ranch, L.L.C. v. HPSC, Inc., 315 S.W.3d 898 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2010, no pet.), appeal after remand DMC Valley Ranch, L.L.C. v. HPSC, Inc., No. 05-11-01527-CV, 2014 WL 2538880 (Tex. App. — Dallas June 5, 2014, no pet.) (not designated for publication)

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
  • Institute of Special Education Advocacy at the William & Mary Law School (2014)
  • Legal Counsel for Congregation Beth Israel (Colleyville, Texas) (2003–2013)

Highlights

Licensed In
Texas
Practice Areas
Commercial And Business Litigation
Construction Litigation
Special Education Litigation
Creditor’s Rights
Employment Disputes
Intellectual Property Litigation
Landlord – Tenant Disputes
Church And Ministry Organizations