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Matthew S. Brown

"Identifying legal problems is of little value without solutions. I take pride in not only identifying the legal problems my clients may face but also offering legal as well as practical solutions to those problems."

Matthew Brown joined Carlile Patchen & Murphy in 2008 and is a Partner in the firm. He concentrates his practice on insurance coverage, business litigation, securities, and intellectual property. Matt represents clients in court (including hearings seeking injunctive relief), arbitration, mediation, and various regulatory and administrative proceedings. He has successfully argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, numerous Federal District Courts throughout the United States, and various Ohio Appellate Courts.

Professional Experience

Formerly employed by one of Ohio’s largest property and casualty insurers, Matt has extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and the impact of coverage. His broad insurance coverage experience ranges from property & casualty, commercial general liability, directors & officers and errors & omissions. His experience has enabled him to become a Certified Specialist in Insurance Coverage Law. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan, the Federal District Court Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Ohio, and Western District of Michigan.

Professional Recognition

Matt has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) as a Certified Specialist in Insurance Coverage Law in the State of Ohio. Only 24 Ohio attorneys are recognized as Insurance Coverage Specialists and, as of 2017, Matt is 1 of 3 practicing in the Central OhioMatt was recognized as Ohio Super Lawyer Magazine’s “Rising Star” in January 2009, 2010, and 2014 editions.

He was also recognized as Ohio Super Lawyer Magazine’s “Rising Star” in January 2009, 2010, and 2014 editions.


Matt received his undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science from Bowling Green State University in 1994. He received his law degree from The University of Toledo, College of Law in 2004.

Community Involvement

Matt is a lifelong resident of Ohio and is active in numerous community organizations in Pickerington. He spends time as a volunteer baseball and soccer coach for Pickerington’s youth organizations and as a coach and referee for ‘Upward Basketball’. He has served as the President of the Pickerington High School Central Music Boosters and was on the Board of Directors for the Pickerington Education Foundation. Matt has been featured as a guest author in Pickerington Magazine’s ‘Legal Forum’ column. He has been a legal advisor for the Pickerington High School Central Mock Trial team.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Matt is a member of the Columbus and Ohio State Bar Associations, Defense Research Institute, and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.