J.W. Matthews  III - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A.

J.W. Matthews III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Jay Matthews is an advocate for technology companies. He has a strong background in cases involving the construction, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. He leads the Firm's Construction Practice Group.

Mr. Matthews helps clients in litigation involving contract disputes, business torts, fiduciary law and shareholder claims.

Mr. Matthews negotiates and reviews agreements for complex business transactions. He was honored as one of the "Legal Elite of the Upstate" in Greenville Business Magazine (Construction, 2015).


  • Obtained a jury verdict in a contract dispute involving a coastal golf club. 
  • Upheld the property rights of an owner in a case that he argued before the Supreme Court of South Carolina.  Rockville Haven, LLC v. Town of Rockville, 714. S.E.2d 277 (S.C. 2011)
  • Represented a contractor in a large number of lawsuits related to the construction of an German-owned automotive plant.

Having served in the Air Force as an engineer, managing deployments and construction projects in Bosnia and Saudi Arabia, Mr. Matthews was featured in a June, 2010, SC Biz magazine article.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2001
  • Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of FloridaJ.D. 2000
    American Bar AssociationA Child’s Haven

    Office Location

    One North Main, Second Floor
    P.O. Box 2048
    Greenville, SC 29602-2048
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation