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Matthew E. Lee

Matthew E. Lee

Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Phone:
800-848-5982
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Matt's practice is focused on fighting for individuals and homeowners in complex litigation, including construction defect, mass tort, product liability, and wrongful death cases. Matt has played a key role in securing substantial verdicts and settlements in a variety of matters, including obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts for homeowners associations in construction defect cases and substantial settlements in wrongful death actions.

Matt earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2006 and his Bachelor of Arts from The Catholic University of America, cum laude, in 2001. While at Wake Forest, Matt was the 2005 Zeliff Trial Competition Champion, a regional finalist at the 2006 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Competition, the AAJ Student Chapter President, and was selected as a member of the Order of Barristers. Matt is a graduate of Leadership Raleigh 25 with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and serves on the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Legal Affairs Committee and Communications Committee.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction defect
  • Complex Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2009
  • Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 2006
    • Honors: Zeliff Trial Competition Champion, a regional finalist at the 2006 American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy Competition
    • Honors: AAJ Student Chapter President
    • Honors: Member of the Order of Barristers
  • The Catholic University of America
    • B.A. cum laude - 2001
    • Major: Drama
    • Minor: Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • February 2013: Won a $1.39 million verdict after a three week jury trial in Madisonville, Kentucky on behalf of a church and a business against two coal companies for causing subsidence to their properties
  • June 2012: Won a verdict and judgment of over $3 million after a three week jury trial in Wilmington, North Carolina involving a contractor's defective construction of marine bulkhead
  • February 2011: Won a verdict and judgment in excess of $3.5 million after a two week jury trial involving developer’s deceptive advertising
  • Co-chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy Competition in Raleigh, NC for 2013 and 2014
  • Named to the Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in North Carolina, 2012 - 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina Legal Elite for 2014
  • Graduate of Leadership Raleigh 25 with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and serves on the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Legal Affairs Committee and Communications Committee

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • Judicial District 10 Bar Association, Member
  • Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Harris, Creech, Ward & Blackerby, P.A., Associate, 2006 - 2007
  • Emanuel & Dunn, PLLC, Associate, 2007 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • NC Bar Association’s Lawyer on the Line project helping ensure access to justice for low-income families

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