Matthew A. Dooley

About Matthew

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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 as Bar Counsel charged with enforcing the Rules of Professional Conduct before the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct and the Ohio Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Government
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Class Action
2007

Started Journey

Matthew started his journey at OMDP Law.
2015

Became partner

This year, Matthew A. Dooley became a Partner of OMDP law.
2019

Bar Counsel

Became Bar Counsel for the Lorain County Bar Association
2020

Awards

Selection as a Best Lawyer in America for Commercial Litigation and a Super Lawyer

Representative Matters:

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;
  • Public and private entities before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • 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;
  • 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.
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Admissions:

  • 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. District Court for the  District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh 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 Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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