Direct and practical in his problem solving approaches, Matt has represented parties in real estate and construction disputes for more than 25 years. Focusing primarily on the contractor-side, Matt has litigated to verdict, judgment, or arbitration award over 30 cases. Matt stands by his philosophy of shooting straight with his clients about expectations and regulations of litigation. As part of that philosophy Matt assists growing companies with risk management issues. Matt’s daily tasks consists of: (i) litigating and resolving residential and commercial construction disputes, (ii) drafting and negotiating contracts; (iii) advising clients on general real estate issues; (iv) advising clients on mechanic lien issues; and (v) when necessary, trying a case to verdict or arbitrating a dispute over construction defects or a payment issue; to name a few.
Matt has been with Decker Jones for over six years. He grew up in the Houston area, but once newly married to Liz, they got to Fort Worth as fast as they could in 1998. While the law keeps him plenty busy, he finds time to spend with his two daughters and charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Rotary and his local church.