Matthew L. Clark
Matthew is an experienced litigator who has devoted his practice to complex litigation in state and federal courts. Matthew’s cases have focused on business, commercial, construction, and fiduciary disputes. These cases have involved derivative lawsuits brought by members and stockholders of closely held businesses, judicial dissolutions and receiverships, partnerships, actions to remove trustees and executors, challenges to agents under powers of attorney, disputes involving forgery and fraud, and the representation of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
Matthew also regularly advises clients on business formations, corporate governance and best practices, contracts, non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, contract drafting, estate planning, estate and trust administrations, and the guardianship and conservatorship of incapacitated persons. He is admitted to the Bars of New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the Northern District of West Virginia.
For the years 2020 and 2021, the national publication Super Lawyers selected Matthew to its Virginia “Rising Stars” list in the area of Business Litigation.
Before joining Campbell Flannery, Matthew practiced law at two leading law firms in Northern Virginia, and at the international law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. In New York, Matthew practiced corporate law and assisted banks, private equity funds, and large corporations and other business enterprises with matters involving financial regulations, securities laws, and mergers and acquisitions. Matthew began his career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Irene M. Keeley, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia where he managed a large and fast-moving docket of civil and criminal cases.
Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from James Madison University in 2006, and his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2009. As a law student, Matthew served on the staff of the of the West Virginia Law Review as an Associate Editor for Volume 110 and as the Notes & Articles Selection Editor for Volume 111. Matthew’s Student Note was published in Volume 111. As a law student, Matthew also received five CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for earning the highest grade in the courses of Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Remedies, the Judicial Power and Restraint Seminar, and Federal Courts. Upon graduation, Matthew became a member of the Order of the Coif (for grades placing him in the top 10% of his class).
Matthew was born and raised in Western Loudoun County, and is a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School. He and his wife, Alessandra, live in Round Hill with their three children. Matthew is a parishioner at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Purcellville. Since 2016, he has served as General Counsel on a pro bono basis to HeroHomes, Inc., a local non-profit organization. He previously served for five years on the Town Council of Hamilton, Virginia.