Matthew A. "Matt" Rich

Matthew A. "Matt" Rich

Katz Teller

Recognized since 2013

Cincinnati, Ohio

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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Matt Rich has always been most comfortable in a courtroom, and nothing has changed since his mock trials have become actual trials.

What has changed is that, in employment law, Matt has discovered a practice area that strives to avoid disputes before they arise. In fact, some of his favorite days in the office are spent on the telephone talking with employers in the Greater Cincinnati area, advising them on important hiring, firing, discipline and personnel policy matters and educating them on employment-related compliance issues.

Matt frequently works with company executives and human resources personnel to develop strategies for handling delicate employee situations, including those that may entail or foreshadow the end of the employment relationship. He understands that whether a company is losing one employee or reducing headcount on a larger scale, these are difficult and weighty decisions that impact real lives and should be made only after careful consideration. He helps employers achieve peace of mind by thoroughly discussing options and outcomes in advance, and then crafting the appropriate written materials to record or implement the chosen strategy.

While the goal is to mitigate the risk of employee claims down the road, sometimes even the most carefully weighed and documented decisions wind up before courts or administrative agencies. Matt handles all aspects of the litigation of these claims or charges, as well as representing privately-owned businesses in general commercial and business litigation, contract disputes or creditor’s rights matters.

In addition to his employment and litigation practice, Matt serves as the Katz Teller's Meritas® contact for employment and litigation matters. Matt is the chair of the firm’s recruiting committee, chair and permanent member of the firm's administrative committee, and a member of the firm's marketing and strategic planning committees.

  • 255 East Fifth Street, 24th Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202-4724
  • English
  • Cornell University, J.D., graduated 2004
  • Bellarmine University, B. A., graduated 2000
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 2004
  • Kentucky, 2006
  • Ohio, 2006, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • District of Columbia, 2008, United States Supreme Court
  • Kentucky, 2009, United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati - Board Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association - Nominating Committee
  • Fort Thomas (KY) Highlands High School - Mock Trial Coach
  • Leadership Action, a program of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber - Member, Class of 2014 (inaugural class)
  • Leadership Northern Kentucky - Member, Class of 2010
  • Miami University - Mock Trial Coach
  • Regional Youth Leadership Law Day - Committee Member, Past-chair
  • Regional Youth Leadership Steering Committee - Member
  • Social Venture Partners - Partner
  • The 50, a Contemporary Arts Center patrons' circle - Member

Katz Teller
Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio

18 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 'Rising Star', 2010-2016
  • Woodward/White, Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-present
  • 2008 Law Day Award for outstanding contributions to Kentucky Law-Related Education
  • Ohio Super Lawyer®, 2017-2018
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

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