Matthew T. Tompkins

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  • Biography
  • Representative Work
  • Honors and Awards
  • Professional Associations
  • Notable Cases
  • Community Involvement

Matthew Tompkins focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation defense. He has extensive experience litigating construction loss claims, commercial matters, premises liability matters, third party automobile negligence claims, general negligence matters and product liability disputes.

Matt's previous work experience includes representing policyholders of major insurance carriers and product manufacturers in civil litigation and defending healthcare providers involved in medical malpractice claims.

Matt is licensed to practice in Michigan's state and federal courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids Bar Association and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

  • Obtained a defense verdict in a professional liability case after the jury determined that a debilitating knee injury was not related to the alleged negligent act.
  • Received an adjusted verdict of $15,000 in a premises liability action with a jury demand in excess of $300,000.
  • Obtained numerous dismissals via summary judgment on behalf of general contractors and subcontractors pursuant to the statute of repose.
  • Successfully represented general contractors and construction management firms in complex, multiparty property loss and personal injury actions.
  • Obtained a summary judgment on behalf of a saw manufacturer in a case where the plaintiff lost several digits on his dominant hand.
  • Michigan SuperLawyers Rising Star in Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Michigan SuperLawyers, a Thomson-Reuters Publication, 2014-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell highest rating - AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Jahnke v Allen, 308 Mich App 472 (2014)
  • United House of Prayers V United Building Contrs., Inc., 428 F. Supp. 2d 688 (ED Mich 2006)
  • Nordman V OMGA, SpA, ___ F. Supp 2d. ___, 2006 US Dist. LEXIS 70842 (WD Mich 2006)
  • Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Pro Bono Volunteer
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Negligence
  • Transportation Law
  • Trucking Liability
BAR Admissions
  • Michigan, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2003
Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law
    • cum laude, J.D. - 2000
  • Hillsdale College
    • B.A. - 1997
Accreditations
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating