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Matt Allen

Overview

Matt represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial litigation in state and federal courts. He joined the firm after clerking for a federal court of appeals judge and a federal district court judge.

Matt enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after graduating from high school. He served on active duty for five years, achieving the rank of sergeant, and was part of the invasion force during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Education

The University of Houston Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)

The University of Texas at Austin (B.A., highest honors, 2006)

The United States Marine Corps (active duty 1998–2003, 1st Radio Battalion 1999–2003)

Judicial Clerkships

Law Clerk to the Honorable Harold R. DeMoss, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2011–2013)

Law Clerk to the Honorable George P. Kazen, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2010–2011)

Honors and Distinctions

Phi Beta Kappa

Order of the Coif

Order of the Barons

Managing Editor, Houston Law Review

Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Law Review Article Award (2011)

Haynes & Boone Award for Best Paper in the Area of Texas State Law (2010)

Named inventor on four U.S. patents for products that help military personnel quickly and accurately place insignia on their uniforms. The products are available in over 100 military exchanges with more than 100,000 sold.

Articles

The Unconstitutional Denial of a Texas Veterans Benefit, 46 Hous. L. Rev. 1607 (2010)

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

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