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Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Matt Minner has been practicing law for 20 years. He is currently the managing partner of the firm’s Kentucky office, and is proud to represent the people of Kentucky. Matt serves as president of the Hare Wynn Foundation and takes great pride in the firm’s philanthropic pursuits.

Matt has led litigation on behalf of individuals and states that resulted in record-breaking verdicts and settlements. He has tried numerous major jury trials in state and federal courts and has had tremendous success in complex and high profile cases, obtaining million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.

Matt practices in the areas of complex litigation, governmental representation, medical, medical/pharmaceutical, serious personal injury, products liability, and nursing home abuse/neglect. He has a national practice, having handled cases in many states, and has been sought out to represent individuals, businesses and governmental entities from across the country.

Matt and his wife, Joy, and children, Jackson, John Luke, Jaye Beth and Joe are active members of their church. He is also a founder and currently serves as President of Cure KY Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization established to benefit Kentucky’s children fighting cancer.

Matt loves to spend time with his family. “Family is what drives my clients and it’s what drives me at home,” he says. When not in the courtroom, he can be found hunting and fishing with his wife and kids, or on the little league fields where he has coached football and baseball for several years. Matt is a competitor in and out of the courtroom. He has competed in the Boston Marathon, several triathlon competitions, and has been involved in many cross training events over the years.

Education

A stellar student, Matthew attended the University of Kentucky on full academic and ROTC scholarships and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with departmental honors and highest distinction. In 1996, he graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law where among other honors and achievements, he received the Weldon White Scholarship and was elected by his peers as an officer and their representative to the Vanderbilt Bar Association.

  • University of Kentucky, 1993, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1996

Practice Areas

Notable Work

Matt is currently the managing partner of the firm’s Kentucky office, and also serves as president of the Hare Wynn Foundation.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt was awarded a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable C. Lynwood Smith, Jr., United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama.

Matt has tried numerous major jury trials in state and federal courts and had tremendous success in complex and high profile cases obtaining million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has served as lead counsel on behalf of multiple states in significant cases against major pharmaceutical companies. Matt was proud to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky and other states as lead and co-lead counsel in achieving record-breaking consumer protection results.

His aggressive and innovative approach to trial preparation has led him as far as Ghana, Africa, in pursuit of an excellent result for his client. In 2011, he was recognized by the National Law Journal for attaining one of the “Top 100 Verdicts in America.” In addition, in 2012, he was recognized as having one of the top five verdicts of the year in Kentucky and has been separately recognized as having obtained one of the top 10 verdicts of the decade in Alabama.

Admitted

  • Alabama, 1996
  • Kentucky, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Awards

Since his time in college and law school, Matt Minner has attained much recognition and has served many worthy organizations.

Matt is a member of the national board of directors for the University of Kentucky Alumni Association and has previously served as president of the Central Alabama University of Kentucky Alumni Association.

He holds the highest attainable AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and has met the rigorous trial requirements and peer and judicial review requirements for board certification as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Matt has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America®

in the field of personal injury litigation. He also has been listed as a Litigation Star for several years in Benchmark Litigation/The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys and named to Super Lawyers®.

In 2011, Matt was recognized by the National Law Journal for attaining one of the “Top 100 Verdicts in America.” In addition, in 2012, he was recognized as having one of the top five verdicts of the year in Kentucky and has been separately recognized as having obtained one of the top 10 verdicts of the decade in Alabama.

Matt is a member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Justice Association. He also serves as the executive committee of the Alabama Association for Justice. He was formerly elected by his peers to the executive board of the Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division and the executive committee of the State Bar Young Lawyer’s Section. He is a member of the Leadership Forum Class of 2006 and serves as the financial and long range planning chair for that organization. Matt has also served on the board of directors of the YMCA where he was named the “Volunteer of the Year” in 2008.

Mr. Minner also was selected for a coveted spot on the prestigious Lawdragon 500 list limited to the top lawyers and judges across all specialties.

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News

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  • Nursing Home Deaths Become Criminal Investigation in Irma's Wake

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  • Hare Wynn Attorney Named to Lawdragon 500

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  • How One Grieving Loved One Fought a Nursing Home - and Won

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  • Why Defective Products Are Allowed on the Market - and How You Can Fight Back

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  • Keeping Your Family Safe with Product Recalls

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  • Hare Wynn Co-hosts the Kentucky Justice Association's 2016 Litigation Skills CLE

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  • Matt Minner Featured in AL.com Story on Assisted Living Regulations

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  • Protecting Loved Ones in Assisted Living from Tragedy

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  • Consumers Beware: Household Goods Pose Biggest Danger

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  • Eleven Hare Wynn Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

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  • Hare Wynn Supports Cure KY Kids

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  • Matt Minner to Chair Kentucky Justice Association Seminar

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  • Hare Wynn Recognized at the National Law Journal's Plaintiff's Hot List Hall of Fame

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  • Matt Minner Named to the University of Kentucky Alumni Association Board of Directors

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  • Hare Wynn Featured in Attorney At Law Magazine

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  • Hare Wynn Client Featured in USA Today

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  • Benchmark Litigation Honors for Hare Wynn

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  • Hare Wynn Attorneys in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ranking

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  • Hare Wynn & iPad Technology

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  • Seven Hare Wynn Lawyers Recognized By Their Peers

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  • Hare Wynn selected to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky against pharmaceutical giant Merck.

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  • Hare Wynn Lawyers Named as Best Lawyers in America

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  • Three firm attorneys honored in the Benchmark Litigation's Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys for 2009

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Unparalleled Honors

  • ABA
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Americas Top 100 Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Advocates
  • American Judicature Society
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Lawdragon 2017
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • NBLSC Board Certified Lawyers
  • Phoenix Club of Birmingham
  • Plaintiffs Steering Committee
  • SuperLawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Top Ranked USA Chambers
  • Arkansas Magazine - Very Best Award

Matthew C. Minner Results

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  • $37,500,000 Death of a Police Officer

    Hare Wynn lawyers, Matt Minner and Jamie Moncus, obtained a large punitive damages verdict from a Madison County jury in a case involving the death of a Huntsville ...More

  • $25,000,000 Consumer Protection

    A lawsuit filed by the Attorney General of The Commonwealth of Kentucky against Merck pursuant to the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act has been settled for $25 ...More

  • $16,700,000 Consumer Protection

    A lawsuit filed by the Attorney General of Montana against Merck & Co. as a result of its promotion of the blockbuster drug, Vioxx, has been settled for $16.7 ...More

  • $15,250,000 Consumer Protection

    Hare Wynn served as national counsel in a lawsuit on behalf of consumers involving the drug Vioxx that resulted in a $15,250,000 recovery.More

  • $8,500,000 Aviation Engine Failure

    Wrongful death airplane crash. This defective product lawsuit alleged that the small plane crashed due to a defective crankshaft in the engine. The plane crashed on ...More

  • $8,000,000 Nursing Home Abuse

    A Louisville, Kentucky jury returned an $8 million verdict in a nursing home abuse and neglect suit against Treyton Oak Towers, a nursing home in Louisville, ...More

  • $3,000,000 Pipeline Explosion

    Pipeline explosion resulting in wrongful death. Client was operating his pickup truck when the interstate highway beneath him exploded due the a gas pipeline ...More

  • $1,850,000 Brake Failure

    A customer took his vehicle to the Ford Dealership service department for repair of the cruise control. An employee took the vehicle on a test drive after repairs ...More

  • $1,550,000 Truck Accident

    A Kentucky man suffered orthopedic injuries after a collision with an 18-wheeler on an interstate roadwayMore

  • $1,310,000 Liquor Liability

    Hare Wynn represented a family involved in a tragic car wreck when a drunk driver crossed the center line and hit them head on. One person in the vehicle died and a ...More

Our Results

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  • $2,860,000,000 Securities Fraud

    Hare Wynn obtains a $2.86 billion judgment in compensatory damages against Richard M. Scrushy, the largest judgment against an individual in history in any American jurisdiction....More

  • $750,000,000 GMO Rice Contamination

    Hare Wynn represents more than 2,500 rice farmers in a historic $750 million settlement against Bayer Cropscience....More

  • $422,000,000 Whistleblower

    Hare Wynn attorneys Scott Powell and Don McKenna represent one of four whistleblowers who brought False Claims Act suits against Novartis Pharmaceuticals for off-label marketing of Trileptal and paying illegal kickbacks to doctors in ass...More

  • $310,000,000 Corporate Fraud

    In 2016, a team of Hare Wynn lawyers, including Scott Powell, John Haley, Bruce McKee, Ralph Cook, Brian Vines, and Tempe Smith secured a $310 million dollar settlement on behalf of a nationwide class of investors who had been defrauded...More

  • $218,000,000 Syngenta GMO Corn

    Scott Powell and three long-time colleagues are responsible for securing a $217.7 million dollar verdict on behalf of a class of more than 7,000 Kansas farmers. This trial was the first of a number of class actions trials against Syngent...More

  • $133,000,000 Securities Fraud

    This was a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of HealthSouth Corporation. It alleged that UBS Securities knew about Richard Scrushy’s accounting frauds at HealthSouth, yet helped Scrushy to continue to make acquisitions and to c...More

  • $110,000,000 Qui Tam

    U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell, resulting in the company’s agreement to pay $110 million to resolve claims that it underpaid royalties due for oil produced on federal leases...More

  • $40,250,000 Wrongful Death

    Hare Wynn has obtained a $40.25 million jury verdict in Jefferson County, Alabama, in a case involving the death of Derric Rush, a Hoover resident killed on his way home from Wednesday night service at the church where he worked....More

  • $40,000,000 Whistleblower

    Healthways Inc. will pay $40 million to end a lawsuit alleging the company’s Diabetes Treatment Center of America received kickbacks for paying doctors to send their patients to hospitals that are the unit’s clients....More

  • $37,500,000 Death of a Police Officer

    Hare Wynn lawyers, Matt Minner and Jamie Moncus, obtained a large punitive damages verdict from a Madison County jury in a case involving the death of a Huntsville Police Officer. The family of slain Officer, Daniel Golden, bro...More

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