Jonathan H. Matthews


Jonathan Matthews is a seasoned litigator with experience representing a broad range of clients in complex business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, professional negligence and products liability, among other areas.  Mr. Matthews has represented local and national clients in state and federal actions through all phases of court proceedings, discovery, pre-trial motions and trial.

Mr. Matthews has substantial experience in corporate formation, contract formation, corporate reorganization/acquisition, succession planning and 8(a) Business Development Program qualification and compliance.  Mr. Matthews’s clients include technology companies, real estate developers, hospitals, start-up companies, other law firms, private companies, entrepreneurs and investors.

During law school, Mr. Matthews served as editor for the Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law, was admitted to the Order of Barristers, National Oral Advocacy Honors Society, served as Chairman of the school’s Appellate Advocacy Team, and externed for Judge Ricardo M. Urbina in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Prior to law school, Mr. Matthews served in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he executed the United States’ environmental policies and initiatives.


James Madison University
Pepperdine University School of Law

Published Works

“Pleading the Fifth Amendment in Kentucky Civil Litigation”, Common Defense Magazine (2014)

“Renewing Healthy Competition: Compulsory Licenses and Why the Lenient WTO Standards Are Most Damaging To the U.S. Healthcare Industry”, 4 Pepperdine Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law 119 (2010)

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
California (inactive)
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Associations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association, Leadership Academy, Class of 2014-15
Fund for the Arts, NeXt Ambassador, Class of 2018
Order of the Barristers
Federalist Society
American Bar Association

Contact Info
P: (502) 805-2303
F: (502) 805-2304