Matthew Fleming

Murphy Desmond S.C.

Recognized since 2019

Madison, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Municipal Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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Attorney Matt Fleming is a shareholder at Murphy Desmond representing both public and private sector clients in municipal law and related areas including land use regulation, property tax assessment, eminent domain disputes, economic development, tax incremental financing, alcohol and other licensing and permitting issues, open meetings and public records law, ordinance drafting, real estate, special assessments and general litigation.

Matt is an established presenter on municipal law issues. He has given Continuing Legal Education lectures on topics relating to local government law through Lorman, National Business Institute and the State Bar of Wisconsin, including Open Meetings and Public Records Law, Building Code Enforcement, Land Use and Property Tax Assessment. He has been a frequent lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Law School on Local Government Administrative Practice between 2009 and 2019.

Matt was named "2021 Madison Lawyer of the Year-Litigation-Land Use and Zoning" by Best Lawyers in America and is on Best Lawyers lists in two categories: Municipal Law and Litigation-Land Use and Zoning. In 2015, Fleming was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell and with an AV (top) rating. He was also named a "Rising Star" by Wisconsin Super Lawyers earlier in his career.


  • 33 East Main Street, Suite 500
    P.O. Box 2038
    Madison, WI 53703

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Madison (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Municipal Law

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