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Matthew S. Brown

Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Real Estate & Construction, Securities


Matthew Brown, Partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice Group, joined Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP in 2008 and concentrates his practice on insurance coverage, business litigation, securities and intellectual property. Matt represents clients in court (including hearings seeking injunctive relief), arbitration, mediation and various regulatory and administrative proceedings. He has successfully argued cases in the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, numerous Federal District Courts throughout the United States, various Ohio Appellate Courts and trial courts throughout Ohio.

Formerly employed by one of Ohio’s largest property and casualty insurers, Matt has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and the impact of coverage. His broad insurance coverage experience ranges from property and casualty, errors and omission, directors and officers, and commercial general liability. His experience has enabled him to become a Certified Specialist in Insurance Coverage Law through the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). He is licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan, and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Ohio, Western District of Michigan and Eastern District of Michigan.

Professional Accolades 


Matt received his undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Actuarial Science from Bowling Green State University in 1994. He received his law degree (J.D.) from The University of Toledo, College of Law in 2004.


Mr. Brown is a member of the Ohio State Bar Associations and the International Association of Defense Counsel.


Matt was recognized as a “Rising Star” in the January issues of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2009, 2010 and 2014), in addition to the “Certified Specialist” recognition (2016). He was also recognized in “Best Lawyer in America” by Best Lawyers® for Litigation – Insurance (2022).


  • “The Bad Faith Time Bomb.” International Association of Defense Counsel Insurance Law Committee Newsletter, January 2019
  • “The Ohio Supreme Court Creates Uninsured Exposure for General Contractors and Property Owners.” Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Legal Update, 9 October 2018
  • “To Intervene, or Not to Intervene, That Is the Question.” International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee Newsletter, September 2018
  • “Coverage Issues for Non-Coverage Counsel: A Simple Primer for Issue-Spotting Some Complex Stuff.” International Association of Defense Counsel Mid-Year Meeting, 2018
  • “Crisis Management and Prevention: Opportunities and Considerations for Law Firms.” TAGLaw Southeast and Midwest Regional Meeting, 2018
  • “The Malicious Text.” The Whisper, September 2012, Defense Research Institute
  • “Is Your Business Insured?” Columbus CEO, March 2011
  • “Take the Lead in Settlement and Mediation.” National Business Institute: Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Claims, 2010
  • Guest Author, “Legal Forum.” Pickerington Magazine
  • “Zelman v. Simmons-Harris: A World of Opportunities Created for Parents, Children, and Legislators, but at the Cost of a Lemon.” University of Toledo Law Review, 2004


Matt is a lifelong resident of Ohio and active in numerous community organizations in Pickerington. He has volunteered as a baseball and soccer coach for Pickerington’s youth organizations and as a coach and referee for “Upward Basketball.” He has served as the President of the Pickerington High School Central Music Boosters and was on the Board of Directors for the Pickerington Education Foundation. Matt has been featured as a guest author in Pickerington Magazine’s “Legal Forum” column. He has been a legal advisor for the Pickerington High School Central Mock Trial team.

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