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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with high honors, 2009, Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 2008-09

Washington and Lee University, B.A., cum laude, 2005


Matthew Tilley maintains a diverse litigation practice representing clients in complex disputes at both the trial and appellate levels. His experience covers a wide array of areas, including complex business litigation, large-scale commercial contracts, intellectual property disputes and constitutional law.

In particular, Matthew has experience representing clients in civil suits involving branches of federal, state and local governments. He has argued cases concerning matters of first impression before the North Carolina Supreme Court and North Carolina Court of Appeals, and he has tried cases to verdict in both federal and state courts. Matthew also regularly represents clients in noncompetition, trade secret and other employment matters, and he keeps an active practice enforcing clients' rights in their trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property.

Prior to law school, Matthew worked in government affairs for the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest public utility, serving as a liaison to Congress and the executive branch regarding matters of budget oversight, energy regulation and Senate confirmation of presidential nominees to the authority’s board of directors.

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Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Board of Directors, 2014-present
  • Charlotte Secondary School, Board of Directors, Vice Chairman
  • Eagle Scout, 2001
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