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Matthew  E. Last

PRACTICES

Commercial Litigation
Insurance Agent & Broker/Independent Adjuster Defense
Legal Malpractice Defense
Premises Liability Defense
Product Liability Defense
Professional Licensure Defense
Real Estate Professionals Defense (Agents, Home Inspectors, Surveyors)

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas - May, 2007;
With Honors; Student Attorney for the Law School's Community Development Clinic,
Tom C. Clark Fellowship,
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
B.B.A., Finance,
Business Honors Program With Highest Honors, August 2004

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas
Matthew E. Last
Senior Associate
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 214-220-5224
Fax: 214-220-5272
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Matt Last defends businesses and professionals in the legal, insurance, real estate, financial and medical sectors, among others. His areas of practice include:

  • Business litigation
  • Professional liability defense
  • Tort defense

Thoughtful, creative and determined, Matt enjoys the challenges and demands of litigation and trial work. Matt’s clients rely on his strong work ethic in all aspects of litigation, including case evaluation and strategy, discovery, depositions, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and trial. Matt also is experienced in civil appeals, including having worked at the Texas Supreme Court as an intern for Justice David Medina.  Having a strong business background and fully attuned to what it means to make a living as a professional, he finds it particularly rewarding to fight for and obtain successful results for his clients.

Matt appreciates the importance of volunteer service in the community and legal profession. Among other things, he mentors law students at University of North Texas Dallas College of Law as both an Affiliate Professor and a Mentor with the L.A. Bedford, Jr. Mentorship Program.  
  

EXPERIENCE

Representative Engagements

  • Obtained directed verdict after three-week trial in favor of president and CEO of oil and gas company facing claims of fraud and shareholder oppression
  • Obtained dismissal and recovery of attorney fees under Texas strategic lawsuits against public participation (anti-SLAPP) in favor of attorney sued for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in products liability case facing claims of deceptive trade practices act (DTPA) and negligence
  • Obtained summary judgment for president and majority shareholder of hotel management company and lessee of the hotel facing claims of negligence, premises liability, and alter ego
  • Obtained summary judgment for insurance agency in federal court case involving claims of negligence and misrepresentation of coverage
  • Obtained summary judgment for law firm and lawyer facing claims of breach of fiduciary duty and negligence based on causation-related grounds
  • Obtained dismissal of claims asserted against law firm under Federal Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Obtained directed verdict for insurance agent on claims of DTPA, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named one of "Texas Rising Stars," by Thomson Reuters 2010 - 2017