East Memphis
6060 Primacy Parkway, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38119

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Accolades

Matthew began working at Harris Shelton during law school and became a partner in 2009. His calm demeanor permits a solution focused outlook, rather than a problem focused one. Having represented health care providers for his entire career, he has handled a variety of legal matters for them, such as professional liability, workers’ compensation, insurance disputes, employment matters, contracts, and regulatory compliance.

Matthew also handles matters in the areas of premises liability, employment and labor law (FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII),  HIPAA compliance, and general tort litigation. In addition, Matthew advises clients on risk management issues generally and in the specific areas of HIPAA compliance, employment and labor issues.

The breadth of his experience is a benefit to his clients. Having handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases, Matthew has developed his skill and comfort interacting with physicians.  As a result, Matthew has been retained by peers for the sole purpose of handling medical depositions and medical evidence.

Beyond the courtroom, Matthew particularly enjoys assisting clients in making deals.  The adage that lawyers (particularly litigators) kill deals is not applicable to his practice. While his experience makes him uniquely suited to spot potential problems, his solution focused approach assists in overcoming those challenges and results in a better product.

A native to the Memphis area, Matthew enjoys the outdoors, coaching youth sports, serving the community. He is a volunteer and supporter of the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.

  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Union University, B.A., 1998

Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee, 2001
  • Arkansas, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • All Tennessee Courts, 2001
  • Tennessee Federal District Court, 2001
  • Arkansas Courts, 2014

Awards and Recognition

  • Martindale Hubbell rating – AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • AVVO rating – Superb
  • American Inns of Court, former Associate Member
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year 2019” – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, Memphis

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • Memphis Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Member
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • AVVO

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Ronald McDonald House of Memphis


Matthew regularly speaks to various organizations, including health care providers, on topics including civil commitment laws, risk management, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation.