Matt Thompson is a trial lawyer with a focus on commercial litigation and construction litigation. He has successfully represented clients in a wide array of business disputes in both federal and state courts nationwide.
As a commercial litigator, Matt assists clients in general business counseling and has represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes. He has handled lawsuits involving breach of contract, real estate disputes, securities fraud, trade secret misappropriation, ERISA, fraudulent conveyance, unfair competition, and other matters integral to business operations.
In his construction litigation practice, Matt represents contractors and owners in all types of construction related disputes, including cases involving construction defects, design issues, delay claims, payment controversy, liens, performance and payment bonds, insurance coverage, and indemnity. Matt also drafts, reviews, and negotiates all types of construction contracts.
Matt is licensed to practice in Texas and Louisiana state and federal courts. He regularly advises clients on the issues unique to the state of Louisiana. Matt is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and earned his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he served on the Trial Advocacy Board.
Recognitions & Distinctions
- Matt was included on the 2018 Texas Rising Star List. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Texas Bar Association – Construction Law Section
- Houston Bar Association – Construction Law and Litigation Sections
- Louisiana Bar Association
- Associated Builders and Contractors of America, Greater Houston Chapter, Committee Member
- Associated General Contractors of America, Houston Chapter Member
- NAIOP Commercial Development Real Estate Association Member
- Louisiana State University, J.D., 2009: Trial Advocacy Board
- The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2006
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Louisiana
- United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
- United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana
Practice Areas and Casework
- Obtained summary judgment on construction contract resulting in recovery of damages, interest, attorney’s fee and costs for client.
- Dismissal of federal court lawsuit alleging damages in excess of $1 million following motion to dismiss filed on behalf of client.
- Obtained dismissal of lawsuit filed in federal court alleging compensatory and exemplary damages in excess of $100 million.
- Successfully defended construction company sued for misappropriation of trade secrets, resulting in non-suit of all claims during the early stages of discovery and removal of significant business restrictions imposed by a preliminary injunction, which was obtained by competitor to client prior to representation.
- Defended general contractor in a case involving alleged construction defects associated with the construction of a medical clinic, resulting in dismissal of claims by plaintiff.
- Represented civil construction contractor in arbitration proceeding for additional compensation due to unforeseen site conditions and in defense of claims for liquidated damages, resulting in favorable settlement for client.
- Successfully defended general contractor in lawsuit asserted by subcontractor for alleged wrongful termination of construction contract.
- Obtained partial summary judgment that commercial tenant breached leased agreement, resulting in favorable settlement for client.
- Defended lender in federal court lawsuit alleging breach of contract and deceptive trade practices, resulting in dismissal of all claims asserted against client.
- Obtained favorable settlement for construction contractor in dispute involving payment following termination of construction contract.
- Experience as co-chair in jury trials and arbitrations, including a two-week jury trial involving construction defects and insurance coverage, a three-month, multiparty arbitration involving construction defects, and a two-week arbitration involving securities fraud.