Matt Mendoza is a Litigation Partner and a leader of Calfee's Construction practice. His practice is focused in the areas of construction law, insurance coverage, products liability, toxic tort litigation and general business litigation.
Matt has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, and he represents clients regularly in state and federal courts, as well as in negotiations, mediations and arbitrations. His trial experience includes construction, tort, trade secret, merger and acquisition, and other business matters.
In addition to his dispute resolution work, Matt also counsels clients in connection with matters and transactions involving construction and/or insurance-coverage issues. He is experienced at drafting and negotiating contract documents and other documents for both private and public construction projects. He also has experience drafting insurance procurement requirements, indemnification agreements and other risk-transfer provisions in contracts, and he regularly advises clients regarding insurance coverage issues in a variety of other contexts. He speaks regularly at seminars and other public forums concerning construction, insurance and product liability issues.
Benchmark Litigation named Matt a "Local Litigation Star – Ohio" in the areas of Construction, Insurance and Product Liability and Recall (2019-2021). Matt has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2018-2021) in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation - Insurance. Additionally, he has been selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers list from 2013-2021, and he has been listed among the Top 50 Cleveland Attorneys and Top 100 Ohio Attorneys by Ohio Super Lawyers.
Matt is a member of both the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law and the John M. Manos Inn of Court.
Matt serves as chair of the Calfee Inclusion Network.