With more than 20 years of experience litigating in state and federal courts across the country, Matt Levin is a battle-tested trial lawyer who offers a rare combination of strategic vision, courtroom skill, and business acumen. Clients appreciate Matt’s proven ability to navigate complex legal disputes in challenging circumstances, while maintaining unparalleled client service and a commitment to excellence. As one client recently reported, he’s "a strategic thinker, a great litigator."
Matt has represented a wide variety of clients in business litigation, from individuals and local startups to Fortune 500 corporations. Within his general commercial litigation practice, which focuses on contract disputes, employment matters, accounting malpractice and real estate disputes, Matt has also developed a successful sports litigation practice. He has represented Andre Agassi and Shaquille O’Neal in sports business and endorsement matters and global apparel and footwear company, adidas Group, handling its complex litigation needs in the U.S. and internationally.
Balancing plaintiff and defense work, Matt has achieved multimillion dollar awards and settlements for his clients, and has effectively defended against claims of similar size. His success in the courtroom has been recognized by his peers. He is one of Oregon’s top 50 attorneys according to Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, and has been recognized since 2011 in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation. The prestigious Chambers USA selected Matt as one of the top commercial litigators in Oregon. He is a also a frequent lecturer and author, and has served as a consulting and testifying attorneys' fees and standard of care expert witness.
Matt is also a leader in his community. Matt has served as the president of the St. Andrew Legal Clinic, which provides domestic relations legal services to low-income families, and helped raise over a million dollars for the clinic as the chair of its fabulous wine auction, the “Taste for Justice.” Matt teaches constitutional law and mock trial at Lakeridge High School and sports law at Lewis & Clark Law School. He has served as a member of the Business Advisory Team to the Oregon Department of Education, an organization comprised of business leaders from across the state helping to create a vision and strategic plan to improve public education in Oregon. Matt has also served on advisory committees for the last two Lake Oswego school district superintendents.
He has served as president of the First Tee of Portland, which impacts the lives of young people by teaching life skills, character development, family values and personal growth through the game of golf. Matt has been recognized by the Multnomah Bar Association as its “Mentor of the Year.”