Matthew E. MunsonAssociate | Medical Devices and Drugs
During his career, Matt has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the Alabama state and federal courts in a wide range of cases including business torts, trade secrets, fraud, will and trust disputes, contract disputes, bad-faith insurance claims, construction litigation, and voter fraud. He has also handled numerous personal injury and wrongful death claims, including food poisoning, motor-vehicle accidents, rollovers, and motorcycle accidents resulting in traumatic brain injuries. Matt has also handled appeals in state and federal courts across the United States. His clients have received settlements totaling more than $43 million.
As a member of Beasley Allen’s Mass Torts section, Matt has litigated hundreds of defective pharmaceutical drug and medical device cases in state and federal courts across the country. Among the pharmaceutical drugs are Baycol, Vioxx, Zyprexa, Crestor, and well-known antibiotics that caused patients to develop Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. He was also involved in litigation surrounding the highly publicized New England Compounding Center (NECC) fungal meningitis outbreak of 2012.
Matt was instrumental in the firm’s litigation related to post-operative pain pumps used in routine shoulder surgeries. These pain pumps caused a devastating condition known as chondrolysis where the cartilage in a patient’s shoulder joint was destroyed, ultimately requiring prosthetic joint replacement in young adults and teenagers. Among his clients were highly accomplished musicians, former college athletes, NFL prospects, NHL prospects, and Olympic hopefuls. In January 2013, Matt served as co-lead trial counsel in the first bellwether trial in the coordinated California state court litigation in Orange County, Calif.
Matt currently handles cases involving sudden cardiac death from the dialysis products Granuflo and NaturaLyte, as well as cases where women developed Type 2 Diabetes while taking the immensely popular cholesterol drug Lipitor.
Matt is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, completing his coursework in only two years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University Montgomery. Matt is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama, the United States District Court for Colorado, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.
Matt is a member of the American Association for Justice, Alabama Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, Montgomery County Association for Justice, and the Montgomery County Bar Association. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating awarded for ethics and professional ability.
Matt is an avid outdoorsman and barbecue chef and enjoys Auburn Tigers football. He is married to the former Katherine Tanner Rees of Montgomery. Tanner and Matt have two daughters, Anna and Isabella. They attend St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montgomery. Matt also serves on the Board of Directors for Camp Seale Harris, a non-profit camp for children and teenagers with Type I Diabetes and their families.
- Alabama (2006)
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama (2006)
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (2006)
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (2006)
- United States District Court for the District of Colorado (2008)
- United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)
- United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2011)
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Alabama State Bar
- Alabama Association for Justice
- Montgomery County Association for Justice
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. 2006)
- Auburn University Montgomery (B.Sc. 2000)
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