Matthew Morgan works in Baron & Budd’s Austin office as a member of the Firm’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group. He has dedicated his career to fighting for justice for individuals and families facing significant struggles, whether against insurance companies, oil and gas corporations or an individual’s own employer.
Mr. Morgan graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, in 2011. As a law student, he clerked for Federal District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., in the Southern District of Mississippi. He also clerked at the law firm of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP, in Houston, Texas, where he was an active participant on their asbestos docket and in defective drug cases. During law school, Mr. Morgan was appointed to the Faculty Search and Interview Committee, and was an enthusiastic participant in the school’s Mock Trial, Moot Court and Judicial Process clinics.
Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Mr. Morgan worked at Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, a Texas firm specializing in personal injury litigation, where he represented clients who had been injured on the job or in catastrophic accidents. In 2012, Mr. Morgan founded a law firm in Houston specializing in the representation of homeowners against insurance companies that wrongfully denied or fraudulently underpaid their storm damage claims. Mr. Morgan also represented employees who were wrongfully terminated by their employers, and facilitated business transactions in the oil and gas industry.
Impressed with his continued successful results, one of Matthew Morgan’s biggest oil and gas clients hired him as their fulltime, in-house counsel, a position which provided Mr. Morgan with important experience negotiating and drafting energy-related leases, purchase-sale agreements, and mineral and mining royalty and property interests. But he felt like he needed to do more to help people, so he sought a way to return to an area of the law where he could make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities.
Mr. Morgan found his calling when he began working on the National Prescription Opiate Litigation for the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. His search for a reputable firm where he could make his mark in the opioid fight led him to join the ranks of the talented attorneys and staff at Baron & Budd, who are national leaders in the fight against opioid manufacturers and distributers whose actions have wreaked havoc in communities across the nation.
South Texas College of Law, Houston (J.D., 2011)
The University of Texas, Austin (B.A., 2007)
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
American Association of Justice