Matt has represented a wide variety of clients in business litigation, from individuals and local startups to Fortune 500 corporations. Within his general commercial litigation practice, which focuses on contract disputes, employment matters, accounting malpractice and real estate disputes, Matt has also developed a successful sports litigation practice. He has represented Andre Agassi and Shaquille O’Neal in sports business and endorsement matters and global apparel and footwear company, adidas Group, handling its complex litigation needs in the U.S. and internationally.
Balancing plaintiff and defense work, Matt has achieved multimillion dollar awards and settlements for his clients, and has effectively defended against claims of similar size. His success in the courtroom has been recognized by his peers. He is one of Oregon’s top 50 attorneys according to Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, and has been recognized since 2011 in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation. The prestigious Chambers USA selected Matt as one of the top commercial litigators in Oregon. He is a also a frequent lecturer and author, and has served as a consulting and testifying attorneys' fees and standard of care expert witness.
Matt is also a leader in his community. Matt has served as the president of the St. Andrew Legal Clinic, which provides domestic relations legal services to low-income families, and helped raise over a million dollars for the clinic as the chair of its fabulous wine auction, the “Taste for Justice.” Matt teaches constitutional law and mock trial at Lakeridge High School and sports law at Lewis & Clark Law School.
Matt is a board member for the OHSU Global Advisory Board, which is tasked with implementing educational initiatives globally. He has served as a member of the Business Advisory Team to the Oregon Department of Education, an organization comprised of business leaders from across the state helping to create a vision and strategic plan to improve public education in Oregon. He has also served on advisory committees for the last two Lake Oswego school district superintendents. He has served as president of the First Tee of Portland, which impacts the lives of young people by teaching life skills, character development, family values and personal growth through the game of golf. Matt has been recognized by the Multnomah Bar Association as its “Mentor of the Year.”
Experience and Affiliations
- Top 50 Oregon Lawyers, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2013 - present
- Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - present
- Recognized, Chambers USA, 2016 - present
- Acritas Star, Acritas Research Ltd., 2017 - present
- Chapter Treasurer, Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)
- Member, Global Advisory Board, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
- Treasurer, Lake Oswego Corporation, 2012 – 2015
- President, St. Andrew Legal Clinic, 2004 – 2012
- Mentor of the Year, Multnomah Bar Association, 2010
- President, The First Tee of Portland, 2002 - 2006
- Board member, Federal Bar Association Oregon Chapter, 2007 - 2008
- Member, Gus J. Solomon American Inn of Court, 1995 - 2007
- University of Michigan Law School — J.D., cum laude
- University of Michigan — B.S.
Admitted to Practice
Markowitz Herbold Shareholder Matt Levin will take part in a panel discussion about the ins and outs of taking and defending powerful depositions.
Social Media: Hit the “Like” button for use of Social Media in your cases
Markowitz Herbold Shareholder Matt Levin will present at the Oregon State Bar's annual Family Law Conference on the topic of Social Media- how to obtain records and get social media into evidence.
Salishan Resort, 7761 N. Highway 101, Gleneden Beach, OR 97388
Federal Bar Association District of Oregon Conference
Markowitz Herbold shareholder Matt Levin will presenting, as part of a panel discussion, on the topic of Current Issues in Sports Law. Other participants include: Ben Lauritsen, Vice President and General Counsel, Portland Trail Blazers; John Casey, K&L Gates; Maureen Weston, Professor, Pepperdine Law School; Carol Pratt, K&L Gates; Paul Loving, The Consul Group
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Markowitz Herbold Shareholder Matt Levin will discuss taking and defending depositions with new lawyers wishing to develop their skills. For more information visit the OSB website here.
Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97224
Should I Stay or Should I Go? What to Think About When Considering Withdrawing from a Case
Markowitz Herbold attorney Matt Levin will be part of a panel discussion about legal, ethical, and practical considerations associated with this decision.
World Trade Center, Mezzanine Room26 SW Salmon, Portland
Working Effectively With In-House Counsel
Unlike law firms, companies do not revolve around their lawyers. In-house counsel often wear multiple hats and are working on important business decisions as well as legal tasks.
World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2, 26 SW Salmon, Portland
Oregon Trial Practice: Emerging Trends and Multi-Jurisdictional Disputes
Markowitz Herbold Attorney Matt Levin will be speaking on the topic of evidence spoliation at this OSB CLE.
Hotel Monaco, 506 SW Washington, Portland, OR 97204