Matthew A. Steward

Director and Shareholder, Chair of Litigation Practice Group

(801) 433-2401

Matthew Steward Utah Attorney

Mr. Steward is a director, shareholder, and current chair of the litigation practice group. He has extensive trial and litigation experience. For more than twenty years, Mr. Steward has represented clients in a variety of matters 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 (1994-1996)
  • Bachelor of Science, Economics and Political Science, with honors, Colorado College (1991)
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • 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 matters
Awards and Honors
  • Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation, Utah Business Magazine (2008-2011, 2015, 2017-2022)
  • Peer Rated Distinguished®, High Professional Achievement, Martindale-Hubbell®
Speaking Engagements
  • Clinical Instructor (Family Law), University of Utah School of Law (1997-1998)
Professional Affiliations
  • President, Utah Open Lands (2006-present)
  • Utah State Bar Examiner (2000-present)
Honorary Societies
  • Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society of Social Science

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