Matthew T. Richardson

Matthew T. Richardson


Wyche, P.A.

Recognized since 2013

Greenville, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Appellate Practice
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Matthew’s practice focuses mostly on complex civil litigation, and he has participated in some of the largest and most complicated litigation in South Carolina in the past 20 years, including minority owner oppression litigation, the largest public utility rate case, the largest public corruption investigation and prosecution, the statewide redistricting challenges, statewide consumer protection litigation, and a federal constitutional challenge to temporary rate relief after construction was abandoned on the new nuclear power plant. Matthew represents a class of all foster care children in South Carolina for systemic reforms and also handles personal injury, business litigation, and government and election law matters. His experience includes jury trials, bench trials, agency hearings and contested cases, preliminary motions and injunctions, dispositive motions, class action certification determinations, mediations, arbitrations, and appeals. Matthew is based in our Columbia, SC office.

Locations

  • 200 East Broad Street, Suite 400
    Greenville, SC 29601
  • 807 Gervais Street, Suite 301
    Columbia, SC 29201

Education

  • University of South Carolina-Columbia, J.D., graduated 1998
  • Duke University , A.B., graduated 1995

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, South Carolina Bar

Affiliations

  • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court - Member
  • South Carolina Access to Justice Commission - Former Chair
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Former President
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference - Permanent Member
  • Liberty Fellowship - Senior Advisor & Public Policy Forum Member
  • Richland County Bar Association - Bench-Bar Liaison Committee
  • South Carolina Association for Justice - Former President

Court Admissions

  • District of South Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

State Clerkships

  • South Carolina - Court of Appeals

Wyche, P.A.
Headquarters: Greenville, South Carolina

19 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Appellate Practice

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

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Greenville (2022)
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Greenville (2020)
  • Appellate Practice, Greenville (2017)
  • Appellate Practice, Greenville (2015)

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

  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • Compleat Lawyer Award, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2003 (Silver Award), 2019 (Gold Award)
  • Named Greenville Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers, 2017
  • S.C. Association for Justice Matthew J. Perry Public Service Award, 2015
  • Greenville Business Magazine "50 Most Influential," 2015
  • Listed in Chambers USA, 2014-Present
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present
  • Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012-Present
  • Named a "Rising Star" by South Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Democratic Nominee for Attorney General of South Carolina, 2010
  • "Top 20 Under 40," The State, 2010
  • Liberty Fellowship, Aspen Global Leadership Network, 2009

Matthew has appeared in federal and state courts in South Carolina regularly since joining the Bar, as

  • Lead counsel in minority shareholder oppression suit involving multiple entities organized in multiple states
  • Lead counsel in consumer protection litigation with statewide and policy-level implications
  • Counsel in a medical malpractice case with catastrophic and permanent injuries
  • Appellate counsel for the League of Women Voters and the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP in the landmark equitable school funding case
  • Counsel for the lead plaintiff in a federal three-judge panel voting rights case that went through trial resulting in affirmative relief and an agreed-on fee award for the client
  • Counsel in a minority shareholder suit litigated as an adversary proceeding in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina
  • Counsel in numerous copyright infringement cases in various federal courts
  • Counsel in major federal securities litigation that ultimately reached a settlement after jury selection
  • Lead counsel in a federal employment discrimination case
  • Lead counsel in a products liability class action removed to federal court that was transferred by the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation to the District of South Carolina for pre-trial litigation
  • Lead counsel in another voting rights case in the District of South Carolina that resulted in the client receiving an affirmative injunction against the State and an agreed-on payment of attorneys' fees and costs
  • Lead counsel in a voting rights case challenging the state's election system

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