Matthew Byron

Associate

Matt Byron is an associate in the Nashville and Los Angeles offices of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability practice.

Matt represents his clients throughout all stages of civil litigation from case inception to completion, including pre-suit and pre-trial investigations and negotiations, written discovery, fact and expert witness depositions, dispositive motion practice, and if necessary, trial preparation. Matt’s General Liability practice focuses primarily on matters involving premises liability, products liability, automotive liability, wrongful death, legal, medical, and professional malpractice, business and commercial disputes, and construction defects. Matt has successfully defended clients throughout Tennessee and has significant litigation experience in successfully drafting and arguing dispositive motions, including motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. He is similarly experienced and has been successful in defending against claims for punitive damages, and negotiating settlements. Matt also has significant financial services litigation experience representing and defending national association banks and credit unions in various creditor rights matters, including secured and unsecured business loan enforcement litigation, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, post judgment execution and other remedies relating to asset protection.

Additionally, Matt is also a professional musician and bassist and assists the firm’s Entertainment, Media & Sports practice in connection with a variety of transactions, including recording agreements, publishing agreements, endorsement agreements, and production agreements. He is licensed to practice law in both California and Tennessee. 

Matt is originally from the Chicago area, and is an avid sports fan. Outside of Lewis Brisbois, he enjoys playing music, attending live music shows, cheering for Chicago sports teams, and enjoying Nashville’s food and craft brewery scene with his wife Breanna. 

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • Tennessee
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Admissions

California

Tennessee

Associations

  • Nashville Bar Association 
  • Tennessee Bar Association 
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

Awards & Honors

2019 National Champion, L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition, Chicago, Illinois

Education

Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts

Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, Music Business / Management and Bass Performance, 2016

Belmont University College of Law, Nashville, Tennessee

Juris Doctor, Dean’s List, 2019

  • Member of the Belmont University Health Law Journal
  • Member of the Belmont University Board of Advocates, Transactional Team

Representative Matters

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment and full dismissal of all claims in favor of national retailer for claim of premises liability. 
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment and full dismissal of all claims in favor of landlord of national retailer for claim of premises liability. 
  • Successfully obtained multiple dismissals of punitive damages claims against national retailer in claim of premises liability.
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