November 3, 2016

Matthew A. Dooley – Partner

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Matt concentrates his practice upon litigation matters stemming from business, consumer, environmental, and governmental controversies. His litigation experience includes the successful representation of:

  • Various rural water districts and associations throughout the United States in service territory disputes under § 1926(b) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act
  • Local governments in disputes arising under intergovernmental agreements to provide water and sanitary sewer service
  • Contractors and owners in multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects, including litigation challenging the sufficiency of performance;
  • Local governments and landowners in eminent domain proceedings;
  • Public housing authorities in various HUD-compliance matters, including claims made under Section 8 and other federal housing subsidy programs;
  • Multiple manufacturers in disputes with customers and suppliers;
  • Employers and employees in non-compete and trade secret litigation;
  • Special counsel to multiple public entities in complex litigation;
  • General counsel to many private businesses, providing guidance on all aspects of operations;
  • Shareholder litigation;
  • Over two dozen certified class actions recovering over $50 million paid to individuals throughout the United States for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Matt received a B.A. degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College, in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. He then received a J.D. degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, in Miami, FL, where he served as a member of the Moot Court Board, a Dean's Fellow, and a Legal Writing Instructor. Matt is an active member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Lorain County Bar Association, where he also serves on the Legal Ethics and Grievance Committee. He is also an active member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Matt is admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

He has also been admitted pro hac vice to the following courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

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