|1998, J.D.||University of South Carolina School of Law, South Carolina Law Review, Editor in Chief, 1997-98; Order of the Wig and Robe|
|1995, A.B.||Duke University, Economics|
- "Follow along as pivotal hearing into SCE&G electric rates begins"
- Eighteen Wyche Attorneys Named to the 2019 Best Lawyers List
- "While SCE&G tries to stop rate cuts, SC attorneys argue against it"
- "SCE&G's electric rates will drop 15% following court decision"
- "SCE&G lost a battle to keep a critical audit about its SC nuclear project out of court"
- "What to expect next in the V.C. Summer closure saga"
- "SCANA accountant: Utility execs pressured me to lie about SC nuclear project"
- "Cutting customers' electric bills could cripple SCE&G experts tell federal judge"
- "Lawyer: SCANA set aside $110M for execs while charging customers for failed project"
- "SCE&G Wants Judge to Stop Lowering of Customers' Bills Over Nuke Plant"
- "SC nuclear fiasco hearing: State attorneys slam SCE&G for insisting on secrecy"
- "SCE&G wants to keep secret 1.4 million pages of V.C. Summer nuclear documents"
- "Commission denies SCE&G request to withhold records in nuclear project investigation"
- "SCE&G moved to keep audit private before it was written, fearing it could be used against it"
- "SCE&G misled lawmakers about critical nuclear report, state agency says"
- Wyche, P.A. Recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA
- "Special prosecutor calls on judge to recuse herself in S.C. Statehouse misconduct case"
- "After Quinn's probation, dismay, joy and wondering: What's next?"
- Twenty-Two Wyche Attorneys Named to the 2018 Best Lawyers List
- Sixteen Wyche Attorneys Recognized by South Carolina Super Lawyers
- "Hospital wars: Palmetto Health to fight Sisters of Charity $50 million suit"
- "Scramble: Seven candidates for one open S.C. Supreme Court seat"
- "Lawsuit forces better treatment for SC's abused, neglected kids"
- Lawsuit: Gov. Haley, DSS agree to give more protection to foster children
- Wyche Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2016
- S.C. Association for Justice Honors Matthew Richardson with the Matthew J. Perry Public Service Award
- Four Wyche Attorneys Named Among “Greenville's 50 Most Influential People” by Greenville Business Magazine
- "Haley, DSS target of federal lawsuit; ‘dangerous deficiencies’ in state care cited"
- "Top-tier Leaders Lend Experience, Expertise to Liberty Fellows"
- "Rep. Vick, Sen. Pinckney election protests denied"
- Matthew Richardson Chosen to Serve as President-Elect of the South Carolina Association for Justice
- Matthew Richardson Named one of the South Carolina's "20 Under 40"
Matthew has appeared in federal and state courts in South Carolina regularly since joining the Bar, and in a variety of matters as:
- Lead counsel in obtaining an arbitration award with a value in excess of $25 million for business litigation involving one of South Carolina's largest privately held companies
- Lead counsel in minority shareholder oppression suit involving multiple entities organized in multiple states and with operations and assets in multiple countries
- Lead counsel in consumer protection litigation with statewide and policy-level implications
- Counsel for a class of all foster care children in South Carolina for systemic constitutional and statutory violations and for monitoring successful completion of the implementation plans
- Counsel for the state agency charged with protecting the public interest in the biggest utility case in the history of South Carolina
- Counsel in various minority owner and shareholder disputes to resolve governance, succession, oppression, buy-outs, and judicial dissolution in closely held and family businesses
- Lead counsel in a products liability class action removed to federal court and that was transferred by the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation to the District of South Carolina for pre-trial litigation
- Counsel for the lead plaintiff in a federal three-judge panel redistricting case that went through trial resulting in aﬃrmative relief and an agreed-on fee award for the client
- Counsel in various personal injury and medical malpractice cases with catastrophic and permanent injuries and deaths
- Counsel for various clients in state and federal court for redistricting, election challenges and protests, and voter protection issues
- Counsel for various County governments in litigation and advisory roles
- Counsel for complaints and proceedings involving the State Ethics Commission and licensing matters with state agencies
- Local counsel for supplementary proceedings in the U.S. District Court for collection of a judgment on behalf of the victims of an international terrorist act in which competing claims were made for the funds that had been frozen in the District of South Carolina
|2000–01||Law Clerk to the Honorable P. Michael Duffy, United States District Court, District of South Carolina|
|1998–99||Law Clerk to the Honorable Kaye G. Hearn, South Carolina Court of Appeals|
- South Carolina Bar
- District of South Carolina
- Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
- District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court
- South Carolina Access to Justice Commission, Chair, 2014-17
- South Carolina Association for Justice: President, 2012-13; Board of Governors, Officer, 2007-11
- Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
- John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court, Member
- Richland County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Liaison Committee, 2007–Present
- Project Homeless Experience Legal Protection, volunteer
- 2010 Democratic Nominee for Attorney General of South Carolina
- Liberty Fellowship, Senior Advisor, Class of 2014
- Eagle Scout
- Federal Bar Association, President of the South Carolina Chapter, 2004–05
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association Foundation, Fellow
- South Carolina Bar Association
- Presentation, "Candor Toward the Tribunal," Richland County Bar Association Annual Free Ethics CLE, Columbia, SC, October 28, 2016
- Program Coordinator and Moderator, "Summit on Access to Justice for All," USC Alumni Center, October 24, 2016
- Presentation, “Access to Justice for All,” S.C. State Judicial Conference, Columbia, SC, August 20, 2015
- Presentation, “More Light! Protecting Public Housing Participants through Utility Allowance Litigation” for S.C. Appleseed, Columbia, SC, November 21, 2014
- Presentation, “2014 Mid-Year Review: Civil Practice Update,” Columbia, SC, June 27, 2014 & July 11, 2014
- Presentation, “Plaintiffs’ Civil Trial Practice,” LAWS 557, USC School of Law, Columbia, SC, February 24, 2013, February 25, 2014, & February 23, 2015
- Presentation, “Truthiness: Justice at Stake,” Auto Torts Seminar for S.C. Association for Justice, Atlanta, GA, December 1, 2012
- Doing Business in South Carolina Guide, co-author of Section XVI: Ethics, Lobbying, and Campaign Financing
- Program Coordinator and Moderator, "Guns Rights and Laws" CLE, USC School of Law, September 9, 2010
- Presentation, "Discovery Issues and Techniques from the Plaintiff's Perspective," SC Bar CLE Seminar, Discovery: Problems & Solutions, Columbia, SC, May 14, 2010
- Panel Discussion with Federal Judges, "Candor Towards the Tribunal," Federal Bar Association 2009 Ethics CLE and Annual Meeting, Greenville, SC, September 17, 2009
- Co-Author, "Insurance Bad Faith," South Carolina Damages, S.C. Bar 2d ed. 2009
- Co-Moderator, "Should the South Carolina Constitution Support a Stronger Executive?," Symposium: State Constitutional Reform in the New South, Charleston School of Law, January 16, 2009
- Moderator, "Exploring Bans on Illegal Immigrant Admission to State Colleges & Universities," Symposium: State Constitutional Reform in the New South, Charleston School of Law, January 16, 2009
- Presentation, "Election Protection Strategies," NAACP Faith Community Summit, October 23, 2008
- Presentation, "Statutory Changes to Joint and Several Liability," SCTLA Convention, August 3, 2007
- Presentation, "No-Injury Class Actions are Coming to South Carolina," S.C. State Circuit Judges Conference, May 17, 2007
- Presentation, "No-Injury Class Actions: Frontier or Futile?" RPWB Co-Counsel Seminar, April 27, 2007, and SCTLA Convention, August 3, 2007
- Presentation, "Is ‘Joint and Several" Becoming ‘Blame Everybody"?" SCTLA Convention, August 3, 2006
- Presentation, "Overview of the Federal Legal System," FBA Summer Clerks Program, 2006, 2007 and 2008
- Presentation, "2005 Legislative Changes to Joint and Several Liability in South Carolina," Judges Meeting, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, May 12, 2006
- Presentation, "What it Means to be a Trial Lawyer," SCTLA Student Chapter, USC School of Law, October 27, 2005
- Moderator, Fourth Annual Federal Practice in the District of South Carolina, September 9, 2005
- Presentation, "All Aboard, The Train is Leaving: Electronic Case Filing is Mandatory in the District of South Carolina," SCTLA Convention, August 5, 2005
- Author, "2005 Legislative Changes to the South Carolina Civil Justice System," SCTLA Bulletin, Summer 2005
- Co-Author, "The Tort of Unauthorized Pelvic Exams," Trial, October 2004
- Co-Author, "Secret Settlements: Reports of Their Demise Are Premature," 15 S.C. Law. 29, May 2004
- Co-Author, "Insurance Bad Faith," 2 South Carolina Damages 11, S.C. Bar 2004
|2017||Named Greenville Appellate Practice “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers|
|2015||S.C. Association for Justice Matthew J. Perry Public Service Award|
|2015||Greenville Business Magazine "50 Most Influential"|
|2014 - Present||Listed in Chambers USA|
|2014 - Present||Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers|
|2013 - Present||Listed in Best Lawyers in America|
|2012 - 2013||Named a "Rising Star" by South Carolina Super Lawyers|
|2010||Top 20 Under 40, The State|
|2009||Liberty Fellowship, Aspen Global Leadership Network|
|2003||Compleat Lawyer Award, University of South Carolina School of Law|