Matt Lembke, one of four Bradley lawyers to have clerked for the Supreme Court of the United States, has the broad range of skills necessary to be effective in representing clients at both the trial and appellate levels. He has applied those skills for more than 30 years in dozens of high-stakes cases.

Matt has extensive experience in handling appeals pending in both state and federal courts, including arguing cases in the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and the D.C., Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits. Matt’s accomplishments as an appellate lawyer have been recognized by his election as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL), and he served as president of the AAAL in 2019.

At the trial level, Matt has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in cases involving toxic torts, environmental contamination, the False Claims Act, and complex commercial and securities litigation.

Matt works closely with each client to formulate a creative, cost-effective strategy to achieve his client’s objectives.

Matt has extensive experience in handling high-profile, challenging cases for clients in Alabama and across the region. His experience includes:

  • Served as lead trial counsel for a national hospice company in a 10-week False Claims Act trial that ended with judgment as a matter of law being entered in the client’s favor.
  • Representation of a major healthcare provider in the appellate reversal of a $20 million wrongful death judgment in a medical malpractice case handled at trial by another firm.
  • Representation of a national chemicals company in connection with toxic tort litigation brought by former plant workers.
  • Defense of Monsanto Company in hundreds of personal injury and property damage cases arising from alleged environmental contamination.
  • Represented the State of Alabama for over a decade in litigation with Georgia and Florida concerning interstate water rights.

Matt also has been called upon by judges to lead committees important to the legal system. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit appointed Matt to chair its Lawyers Advisory Committee, which provides comments on all proposed changes to the Circuit’s rules. And the Alabama Supreme Court appointed Matt to chair Alabama’s Standing Committee on Rules of Conduct and Canons of Judicial Ethics.

Outside his law practice, Matt closely follows developing legal issues, and the press often seeks his comments on them. Recently, he has been interviewed on Fox News and MSBNC, as well as by the New York TimesLaw360, and Bloomberg Law.