Matthew Murrell’s practice centers on creating effective solutions for his clients. He litigates general commercial disputes and intellectual property disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts, where he utilizes his experience as a competitive debater and debate coach to craft persuasive arguments for his clients. Matthew’s practice also draws from his decades-long musicianship, as he embraces the opportunity to support his clients in the entertainment industry with copyright, licensing, and other matters.
Matthew’s pursuit of written and oral advocacy has been lifelong. Prior to joining Reed & Scardino, Matthew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Catharine Easterly on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. During law school, he won the William E. Leahy Moot Court Competition and was awarded the Milton A. Kaufman Prize as the most outstanding Georgetown Law Journal editor. In his previous career, Matthew directed a high school speech and debate program in Austin, Texas, where he coached a state champion speaker.
Education & Admissions
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University, where he was a member of the LBJ Debate Society. Matthew graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, as a Senior Writing Fellow in Georgetown’s Legal Research & Writing Program, and as an intern for a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Matthew is a member of the Texas bar. He holds admissions to the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Federal Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.