Matthew J. Richardson

Senior Attorney

Matt Richardson is a trial lawyer who deftly represents MDK’s clients in complex litigation matters. He has hands-on experience in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court, including taking and defending depositions, arguing motions, managing trial teams, and defending appeals.

Meet Matt Richardson, a distinguished Senior Attorney at MDK, based in Columbus, Ohio. With a career spanning over two decades, Matt specializes in various aspects of litigation, including defending the firm in FDCPA actions, defending mortgage servicers in consumer protection actions and defending appeals of foreclosure judgments while also prosecuting contested foreclosure actions on behalf of mortgage servicers and investors.  

"Your job as an officer of the court is not simply to present a good case or a good defense. Your job is to be a leader and show the court the way," Matt believes, embodying this ethos in his practice. Matt's greatest strengths lie in his powers of research, analysis, writing, and persuasion in a litigation context. His appellate practice, in particular, is where his talents are most pronounced, allowing him to deliver exceptional results for his clients.

In his day-to-day duties, Matt typifies the role of an experienced litigator, handling a wide array of tasks with proficiency and skill. From drafting motions and responding to discovery requests to conducting depositions and appearing in hearings and trials, Matt's meticulous attention to detail and persuasive advocacy skills shine through. As the manager of law clerks, he ensures MDK’s high standards of practice and client needs are met with excellence.

Matt finds immense fulfillment in contributing to the deliberative process of resolving disputes in the courts. "I want to be known as an attorney who embodies the highest standards of the legal profession, an attorney whom clients value, on whom colleagues rely, and whom courts trust," he affirms. Aligned with MDK's mission, he believes in finding innovative solutions to legal problems. Matt's connection with the values of creativity and advancement underscores his approach to his work.

Driven by a commitment to embody the highest standards of the legal profession, Matt stands out for his exceptional writing and research skills, honed through his academic achievements. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Law Journal and holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in English from the Ohio State University, in addition to an A.B. from Stanford University with Honors in Humanities. Matt also brings valuable experience from his clerkship for the Honorable Howell Cobb in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Beyond his professional commitments, Matt is actively involved in the legal community and beyond. He holds memberships in the Columbus Bar Association and volunteers regularly as a blood donor for the American Red Cross. He serves as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitrator, further highlighting his dedication to the legal profession and his commitment to resolving disputes fairly and efficiently. For this and more, Matt's contributions have been recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers since 2019.

Outside of MDK, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his interests in investment and literature. Through his exceptional skills, unwavering integrity, dedication to excellence and rich academic background, Matt Richardson sets the standard of excellence in the legal profession.

* Please note that
Matthew J. Richardson
is not an attorney.

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2003
The Ohio State University, Ph.D., 2001
The Ohio State University, M.A., 1994
Stanford University, A.B., 1992

Related Experience

Appellate and Major Motions Bankruptcy Adversary Litigation Commercial Collections Consumer Litigation Defense

Bars & Courts

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Kentucky, 2020 Ohio, 2003

Title Agent Licensure

Awards & Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy Litigation and Real Estate Litigation

Matthew J. Richardson
Rated by Super Lawyers

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