Matthew H. Lembke

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Matthew H. Lembke

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Matt Lembke, one of four Bradley Arant Boult Cummings lawyers to have clerked for the Supreme Court of the United States, has the broad range of skills necessary to be effective in representing clients at both the trial and appellate levels. He has applied those skills for more than twenty years in dozens of high-stakes cases.

Matt has extensive experience in handling appeals pending in both state and federal courts, including arguing cases in the Alabama Supreme Court and the D.C., Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits.  Matt's accomplishments as an appellate lawyer have been recognized by his election as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

At the trial level, Matt has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in cases involving interstate water rights, environmental contamination, and complex commercial and securities litigation.

Matt works closely with each client to formulate a creative, cost-efficient strategy to achieve the client’s objectives.

Matt Lembke, one of four Bradley Arant Boult Cummings lawyers to have clerked for the Supreme Court of the United States, has the broad range of skills necessary to be effective in representing clients at both the trial and appellate levels. He has applied those skills for more than twenty years in dozens of high-stakes cases.

Matt has extensive experience in handling appeals pending in both state and federal courts, including arguing cases in the Alabama Supreme Court and the D.C., Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits.  Matt's accomplishments as an appellate lawyer have been recognized by his election as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

At the trial level, Matt has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in cases involving interstate water rights, environmental contamination, and complex commercial and securities litigation.

Matt works closely with each client to formulate a creative, cost-efficient strategy to achieve the client’s objectives.

Matt has extensive experience in handling high-profile, challenging cases for clients in Alabama and across the region. His experience includes:

  • Representation of State of Alabama in litigation with the States of Georgia and Florida concerning interstate water rights.
  • Defense of Monsanto Company in hundreds of personal injury and property damage cases arising from alleged environmental contamination.
  • Representation of investment consultant in litigation arising out of decline in market value of Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) trust fund.
  • Representation of major insurer in securities litigation arising from accounting fraud at a former subsidiary following corporate spin-off.

Experience

Matt’s experience as an appellate advocate involves briefing and oral argument in dozens of appeals as well as serving on trial teams in major litigation to ensure that appellate issues are properly preserved. Matt has often been called on to serve as appellate counsel in matters where other lawyers handled the trial, including cases with large punitive damages verdicts.

Matt also has extensive experience in handling all aspects of complex trial-level litigation.

Distinctions

  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Appellate Practice, 2007-2015
    • Commercial Litigation, 2006-2015
    • Litigation-Environmental Litigation, 2011-2015
    • Water Law, 2010-2015
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Birmingham, Appellate Practice, 2013
  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Appellate, 2013-2014
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation, "Litigation Star," Alabama, 2010-2014
  • American Law Institute, Member
  • Alabama Constitutional Reform Commission, Member
  • Listed in Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorneys 2014,” Appellate
  • Listed in Chambers USA, Litigation: Appellate, 2014

Memberships and Affiliations

  • ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers, Chair
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Standing Committee on Rules of Conduct and Canons of Judicial Ethics
  • Standing Committee on Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure
  • The Federalist Society
  • Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Past President
  • Vulcan Park Foundation Board of Directors, Past Chairman
  • Birmingham Salvation Army, Advisory Board