Matt Thomas represents all parties up and down the chain of construction projects. He has represented property owners and developers, general contractors, subcontractors from various trades, and a wide variety of material suppliers in both construction defect and payment disputes. His clients range in size from newly conceived businesses to those with upwards of $500 million dollars in yearly revenue. Although litigating these matters is sometimes necessary, Matt particularly enjoys providing advice to clients on the best practices to avoid the courtroom.
Prior to starting his career as a construction lawyer, Matt obtained his B.S. in Construction Science from the University of Oklahoma and worked for a large general contractor on several major projects, including a university engineering practice facility, a university health sciences center, and an airport parking garage. He comes from a family entrenched in the construction industry – his father works in business development with construction companies and his grandfather is a retired architect. Matt’s lifelong involvement with the construction industry gives him an edge over many other lawyers who focus on construction law.
Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, JW and Hayes. When he can find spare time between his kids’ activities, Matt enjoys watching football and playing soccer and golf.
- Coushatta Tribal Court
- University of Oklahoma (2008)
- Tulane University Law School (2011)
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- New Orleans Bar Association
- National Association of Credit Managers
- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)