With more than 25 years of experience litigating in state and federal courts across the country, Matt Levin is a battle-tested trial lawyer who offers a rare combination of strategic vision, courtroom skill, and business acumen. Clients appreciate Matt’s proven ability to navigate complex legal disputes in challenging circumstances while maintaining unparalleled client service and a commitment to excellence.
His clients say: "He is a client's dream: he makes the effort to understand the business priorities and considerations at stake and maintains a singular focus on achieving our goals. He can be relied on for practical, creative, and effective solutions to the most complex problems.” "He is entirely unflappable, and inspires the utmost confidence that our cases are being handled with a steady hand." "Matt is incredible. He is very strategic, business-oriented, efficient, and responsive - everything I look for in a great legal partner."
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 and entertainment litigation practice. He has represented or opposed A-list entertainers and sports icons, as well as global apparel and footwear company adidas, handling some of its thorniest litigation needs.
Balancing plaintiff and defense work, Matt has handled claims that collectively exceed a billion dollars. He has achieved multimillion-dollar awards and settlements for his clients and has effectively defended against claims exceeding a hundred million dollars. 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 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 also a frequent lecturer and author and has served as a consulting and testifying attorneys' fees and standard of care expert witness.
Matt is a leader in his community. He 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 taught constitutional law and mock trial at Lakeridge High School and teaches sports law at Lewis & Clark Law School.
He has served as a board member to the Young Presidents Organization and been 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.
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