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MATTHEW WATERMAN

PARTNER

Matt Waterman is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on the representation of contractors and owners in construction related disputes. Matt has represented plaintiffs and defendants in both commercial and residential matters involving contract claims, insurance coverage disputes, construction defects, real estate disputes, trade secrets, products liability issues, payment disputes, delay and disruption claims, and personal injury.

Matt has served as both lead and second chair counsel in multiple trials and arbitrations, and has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict. Matt has also served as lead counsel in multiple mediations, and successfully negotiated several favorable settlements for his clients. Though an experienced trial lawyer, Matt routinely assists clients in the preparation of contract documents, and advises clients on project risk management issues. Matt has also worked with large national homebuilders to develop comprehensive, nationwide contract documents, warranty programs, licensing compliance programs, and advertising protocols.

Matt lives in Dallas with his wife, Kristy, and two sons, David and Henry. He is an avid college football and baseball fan, and when not watching or talking sports enjoys working out, bowling, movies, and spending time with his family.

CONTACT INFORMATION

mwaterman@slatesharwell.com
Phone: 469-317-1040
Fax: 469-317-1140

EDUCATION

J.D. Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude (2005)

  • Articles Editor, SMU Law Review (2004-2005)
  • Member, Editorial Staff, SMU Law Review (2003-2004)

B.A. History, Newman University, cum laude (2002)

  • Academic All-Conference, baseball

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Member, State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Habitat for Humanity – Fundraising Chair

Gardere Wynne Sewell Martin Luther King Oratory Competition – Committee Member

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program – Legal Clinic Volunteer

Member, TEXO Youth Constructors Council

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, “When is the Coffee Too Hot??? Product Liability Issues in Construction Defect Cases,” Texas State Bar Construction Conference (February 2014)

Co-Author, “Product Failures: Can Builders Hold Manufacturers Accountable?” – Texas Builder (September/October 2014)