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.
Matt has been court-appointed class counsel in numerous cases across the
country in which the defendants were alleged to have made unauthorized
calls or 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 - in the last
five years alone - in which Matt has been class counsel total over $260
million in cash for consumers.
Several of Matt’s cases against national banks have resulted in nationwide
settlements for consumers that are among the largest since the TCPA was
enacted in 1991, including 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). Most recently, Matt has been
co-counsel for the classes in a series of TCPA cases against Wells Fargo
that have resulted in five separate class settlements totaling more than
$70 million in cash for consumers (three settlements approved; two settlements
In another 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.
Matt graduated 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, Ninth, and Eleventh 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
Matt has served as chair of the Central Ohio Association for Justice Class
Action Committee since 2007, 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.