Matthew T. Caldwell

Associate

Phone: (713) 337-8841

Fax: (713) 337-8850

Email: matthew.caldwell@mhllp.com

Office Location: Houston


Matthew Caldwell is a litigator in the firm’s Houston office. Matthew’s practice includes a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters throughout the country from California to New York and many places in between. Matthew has experience representing clients in fraud, breach of contract, trade secret, non-compete, whistleblower, tax, and employment cases. Matthew has significant experience counseling clients at every stage of litigation, including developing cost-effective litigation strategies, navigating discovery disputes, negotiating favorable settlements, and representing clients in court and in administrative proceedings. Matthew is also very skilled in conducting investigations, both internal and external, to determine the circumstances surrounding claims.

During his last semester of law school at the University of Michigan Law School, Matthew worked full-time as a prosecutor for the Major Drug Unit of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, which is the busiest prosecutor’s office in the State of Michigan. Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked for several years in the financial services industry. Specifically, Matthew conducted fraud investigations and worked in underwriting for several national insurance companies. Matthew also served in the United States Marine Corps, from which he was honorably discharged due to injuries he sustained in combat.

Outside the office, Matthew will be found wearing some sort of University of Michigan apparel, most likely on the golf course. When he is not golfing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as they play board games, prepare and cook meals together, or travel.


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • As lead attorney, negotiated favorable resolution of SOX-related whistleblower claims raised by a financial services executive.
  • As lead attorney, negotiated favorable separation agreement for a senior executive at a major media company.
  • As lead attorney, negotiated a favorable resolution of litigation related to breach of contract in the Northern District of Ohio.
  • As lead attorney, successfully represented numerous clients being investigated by the IRS for tax fraud related to alleged fraudulent tax filings, resulting in full and complete clearance of clients with no fines or fees assessed.
  • Assisted with favorable resolution of litigation related to alleged theft of trade secrets, tortious interference, and defamation in the Southern District of Alabama.
  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment on client’s counterclaims, and in favorable resolution of all remaining claims, in litigation involving a non-compete in Texas state court.
  • Assisted with favorable resolution of litigation related to premises liability at a chemical processing plant in the Eastern District of Texas.

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • Michigan
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

EDUCATION

  • University of Michigan Law Center, J.D., 2014
  • Western Governors University, B.S. Accounting, 2012