March 26, 2009

Matthew A. Steward

Matthew A. Steward

Salt Lake City Office

T: 801.322.2516
F: 801.521.6280
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matthew_a_steward-lt-200Practice Areas

Products Liability Defense
Covenants Not to Compete

Bar Admissions

Utah (1996)

Matthew A. Steward
Shareholder and Director

Mr. Steward has extensive trial and practice experience in several areas including trade secret litigation, shareholder litigation, business disputes, products liability defense, white collar criminal defense, and complex divorce actions.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Oregon School of Law (1996); Articles Editor, Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation (1994–96)
  • Bachelor of Science, Economics and Political Science, Colorado College (1991) with honors


  • Successfully defended USA Hockey, Inc. in litigation with Utah Hockey, and in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Olympic Committee
  • Successfully defended a minority shareholder and attorney in a corporate dissolution proceeding, a Utah State Bar disciplinary hearing, and in a white collar criminal case
  • Successfully prosecuted an action for unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets on behalf of a corporation against one of its founders who started a competing company
  • Successfully represented pharmaceutical companies in the defense of products liability claims
  • Successfully represented a prominent national alarm company in various state and federal litigation

Awards and Honors

  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite, Civil Litigation
  • BV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements

Clinical Instructor (Family Law), University of Utah School of Law (1997–98)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Utah Open Lands Board of Trustees (2006–present)
  • Utah State Bar Examiner (2000–present)

Past Employment

Attorney and Director, Legal Aid Society, “Bridge the Gap Program” (1996–98)


Pi Gamma Mu: International Honor Society of Social Science