Mathew E. Doney


Matt is a commercial litigator with experience across a variety of subject matters, including construction law, labor disputes, financial services, product liability, environmental law, corporate formation, manufacturing and supply chain disputes, real estate issues, and workers’ compensation. Matt litigates disputes in state and federal court, arbitration forums like the American Arbitration Association and FINRA, and handles related appeals. He also counsels clients through the negotiation of disputes, including mediation procedures.

Contact Information

200 Public Square, Suite 1850, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308


The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Oxford, Legal study
The Ohio State University, B.A., cum laude


Matt has first-chair experience at all stages of litigation. This includes drafting pleadings, conducting and defending fact and expert witness depositions, managing written discovery efforts/e-discovery procedures, preparing all pre-trial motions, and trying cases to judges and/or juries.

Previously, Matt held a number of positions in state and federal government. He served as an extern for Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, as well as the Honorable Michael H. Watson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He also worked under Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in the Health Care Fraud and Workers' Compensation Sections, respectively. In addition, Matt served as a court-appointed mediator, and as an extern within the Ohio House of Representatives.

In school, Matt was elected President of the Student Bar Association and served as a Managing Editor for the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.

Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Akron Torchbearers, Membership Chair
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Alliance Family Health Center
    • Board of Directors, Member
    • Governance Committee, Chairman
  • Green High School Mock Trial Coach

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" 2022-2024, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation 
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America (2021-2024)
  • The Dean's Special Award in Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to the Moritz College of Law
  • The Albert A. Levin Memorial Award for Professional Responsibility
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Recipient of The Ohio State University Award for Outstanding Faculty Program

Presentations and Publications

  • "Board of Tax Appeals Relaxes Life Care Requirement", April 27, 2020
  • "Tolling Order Appears to Extend Deadline to File Tax Complaints", April 8, 2020
  • "HIPAA Disclosures in light of COVID-19", April 3, 2020
  • "Relaxed Telehealth Standards during the COVID-19 Emergency", April 3, 2020
  • "Will Your Limitation of Liability Clause be Enforced?", August 16, 2019
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