Matthew R. McCubbins



Matt McCubbins helps clients resolve construction and real estate disputes, including matters related to commercial real estate development, acquisition/divestment, leasing, management and financing.

Trial Experience

Matt has tried cases involving real property acquisition; eminent domain; breach of contract; commercial landlord/tenant; retailer, hotel and professional liability and professional licensure defense matters. Matt has litigated matters involving premises liability, agricultural products, property insurance coverage, bad faith, ADA compliance, real estate transactions, property development, deeds, easements, foreclosures, construction contracts, mechanic’s liens, fraud and regulatory investigations.

Past Experience

Before joining the firm, Matt practiced commercial, tort and regulatory litigation for a national firm in Louisville. Before law school, Matt gained experience in branding, sales and marketing across the consumer products, pharmaceutical and health care industries in Chicago, Louisville and New York.

Personal Interests

An accomplished endurance athlete, Matt has completed three Ironman triathlons. He was also a member of the Bellarmine University baseball team.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Commonwealth of Kentucky Circuit Court, 55th Judicial District, Hon. Rodney D. Burress, 2007-2008


Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Dean's List, Top 15 percent (2007)

Bellarmine University
B.A. in Economics (2000)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Board Member – The Todd Crawford Foundation to Cure Paralysis, 2014-present


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018-19
  • Indiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (Business Litigation), 2018
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (General Litigation), 2013-17
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), National Session Trial Skills Intensive, Certificate of Completion, 2015
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