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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Matthew K. Lilly

Matthew K. Lilly

Partner

Expertise

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
North Carolina, U.S.A.

Profile

Matt Lilly’s previous experience as a trial lawyer allows him to provide his construction clients with the knowledge to avoid potential pitfalls in the day-to-day operations of their businesses. Matt represents contractors, subcontractors, and developers in public and private construction projects focusing on risk mitigation and dispute avoidance throughout the construction process. While he represents clients across the construction industry, his practice focuses primarily on clients involved in renewable energy projects and utility-scale solar construction projects, in particular.

Prior to joining Bradley, Matt worked for a North Carolina-based defense litigation firm where he handled cases for clients from the initial pleadings through trial and appeals, and provided those clients with risk analysis and assessment prior to, during and post litigation. His litigation experience includes not only construction-related matters, but also cases involving product liability claims, the defense of catastrophic tractor-trailer accidents, and general commercial business matters.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2008

Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2008
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2005
Areas of Practice

Construction | Energy | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Served as trial counsel defending a national table saw manufacturer in a product liability lawsuit involving claims of negligent design, resulting in a defense verdict and a finding of “no defect”
  • Served as trial counsel representing a national trucking company who was seeking damages from another trucking company after a fatal tractor-trailer accident, resulting in a liability verdict against the defendant company as well as a finding of gross negligence against the defendant driver
  • Served as lead counsel in an arbitration representing a family-owned business involved in a contract dispute with a national vendor over the terms and performance of a multi-year service contract
  • Obtained dismissal for an accounting firm defendant in federal court based on a lack of subject matter jurisdiction where plaintiff sought to include the client in a large RICO litigation, but motion to dismiss was granted; subsequently obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s related claims in state court

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