William Matthew “Matt” Pettit is a lawyer in the Beasley Allen’s Toxic Torts Section where he works on Roundup litigation. Before joining the firm, Matt worked for a different plaintiff’s firm, handling complex litigation for multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the firm’s Mass Torts and Toxic Torts area. Matt has worked in products liability, personal injury, and environmental torts.
Matt earned his Juris Doctorate from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. In law school, Matt was the Writing Editor of the school’s law review, was on the school’s National Negotiation Team, and won the Henry Strickland Negotiation Competition. He was a scholar of merit in Torts II and was on the dean’s list each semester of law school. He was also a Caruthers Fellow. Additionally, Matt clerked for the Lee County Alabama District Attorney’s office, two plaintiff’s law firms, and the Criminal Appeals division for the Office of the Alabama Attorney General. Matt received a B.A. in political science from Auburn University.
Matt is a member of the Tennessee State Bar and the Nashville Bar Association where he is part of the Federal Court Committee.
Matt is the first attorney in his family. Away from the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his French bulldog, riding his motorcycle, working on cars, camping, and hiking.