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Matthew Streety

Matthew represents small businesses and large corporations in state and federal litigation. He has extensive experience in all stages of pre- and post-trial case development, including written discovery, fact, expert, and corporate witness depositions, and dispositive motion briefing and argument. He has managed complex civil procedural issues and case dockets in nationwide MDLs and defended some of the world's largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies in multi-million dollar mass torts. He has also coordinated joint litigation strategies between large groups of co-parties and assisted in the creation and administration of multi-party settlement agreements. 

 

Before joining Terrazas PLLC, Matthew practiced at a national defense firm specializing in litigation and trial work.

 

J.D., Cum Laude, University of Texas School of Law

B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy, Texas A&M University

 

Representative cases

  • Defended Fortune 500 company in a Texas state-court MDL brought by over 3000 individual plaintiffs concerning the interpretation and consequences of a previous acquisition and stock-sale of a fire-safety subsidiary.

  • Defended medical billing subcontractor from breach-of-contract and tortious interference claims brought by a customer hospital group.

  • Secured total summary judgment in federal court for a national medical device company in product liability litigation alleging the unreasonable danger of the companies' neurosurgical device.

  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a global pharmaceutical company in a nationwide MDL brought by plaintiffs claiming to have developed low blood phosphorus following their use of the company's intravenous iron compound.

  • Represented Fortune 500 company in the nation's largest-ever MDL concerning claims of hearing loss and damage allegedly associated with the company's military-grade earplugs.

  • Obtained numerous pre-trial dismissals on behalf of corporate shareholders and manufacturers of spinal-cord stimulators in product liability lawsuits across the country.

 

Honors

Executive Board Member - Texas International Law Journal

Judging Director - University of Texas Board of Advocates

Phi Beta Kappa

 

Publications

Editor, "Texas Discovery: A Practitioner's Guide to Taking and Resisting Discovery Under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure," August 2022.

Editor, "Preparing for the Appeal," Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices, PLI Treatise, October 2009, updated through 2023.

 

Professional Activities & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Austin Bar Association

Texas Fair Defense Project

Admissions

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Contact

Tel: 409-730-3905

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