Matt Wilson prosecutes the firm's class action and mass tort 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"), credit problems, securities fraud, wage theft, and deceptive advertising. His mass tort practice currently includes representation of persons who suffer from numerous complications stemming from defective plastic mesh intended to fix hernias.
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 which Matt has been class counsel total over $300 million in cash for consumers.
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, product liability cases, 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 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 of Wisconsin.
Matt has served as chair of the Central Ohio Association for Justice Class Action Committee and as a member of the Class Action Preservation Project Committee with Public Justice. He is a frequent speaker on class/mass action law and practice.