Matthew R. Wilson is a principal with the firm.
Matt Wilson prosecutes the firm's class action cases. He serves as
counsel for certified and putative classes in cases pending throughout
the country involving defective products, privacy of medical information,
violations of the federal telephone consumer protection statute ("TCPA"),
mortgage problems, securities fraud, and deceptive advertising.
Recently, Matt has been court-appointed class counsel in numerous cases
across the country in which the defendants were alleged to have made unauthorized
calls and sent text messages to cellular telephones through the use of
an automated telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded
voice, in violation of the TCPA. The TCPA class settlements - over the
last four years alone - in which Matt has been class counsel total over
$200 million in cash for consumers.
Several of Matt’s cases have resulted in nationwide settlements for
consumers that are among the largest since the TCPA was enacted in 1991,
In re: Capital One Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, 1:12-cv-10064 (N.D. Ill.) ($75.5 million – largest all-cash TCPA
class settlement) (final approval granted February, 2015);
Wilkins v. HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. et al., 1:14-cv-00190 (N.D. Ill.) ($39.9 million – third-largest all-cash
TCPA class settlement);
Rose v. Bank of America Corp., 5:11-cv-02390-EJD (N.D. Cal.) ($32 million – largest all-cash TCPA
class settlement at the time final approval was granted in 2014); and
Arthur, et al. v. Sallie Mae, Inc., No. 10-cv-198-JLR (W.D. Wash.) ($24.15 million – largest all-cash
TCPA class settlement at the time final approval was granted).
In another recent matter, Matt was co-lead counsel in
Yarger v. ING Bank, fsb, 1:11-cv-00154-LPS (D. Del.), representing consumers who alleged that
ING breached its promise to allow them to refinance their home mortgages
for a fixed flat fee of $500 or $750, and instead charged a higher fee.
In 2012, the court certified a class of consumers in ten states who purchased
or retained an ING adjustable rate mortgage. In October 2014, the court
approved a $20.35 million all-cash class settlement.
Before joining Meyer Wilson in 2006, Matt spent four years with the international
law firm Jones Day, and two years prior to that with Vorys, Sater, Seymour
& Pease LLP. During those six years, he defended many of the world's
largest corporations in class actions, wage and hour collective actions,
and a wide variety of other types of complex civil litigation.
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Philosophy from Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
He received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School
in Charlottesville, Virginia. Matt is licensed to practice in the states
of California and Ohio, and has been admitted in the following courts:
the Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals; the Northern
and Southern Districts of Ohio; the Central and Northern Districts of
Illinois; the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California;
and the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin.
Matt served as chair of the Central Ohio Association for Justice Class
Action Committee, and he is a member of the Class Action Preservation
Project Committee with Public Justice. He is frequent speaker on class
action law and practice.