Jonathan H. Matthews

Jonathan Matthews regularly represents clients in complex business disputes involving, among other areas, breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, professional negligence and products liability.

Jonathan has represented local and national clients in state and federal actions through all phases of court proceedings, discovery, pre-trial motions and trial. Outside the litigation context, Jonathan has considerable experience in corporate formation, contract formation, corporate reorganization/acquisition, succession planning and 8(a) Business Development Program qualification and compliance agreements.

During law school, Jonathan 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, and competed in intramural moot courts as President of the school’s Appellate Advocacy Team, including the Vis International Commercial Arbitration competition in Hong Kong and Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot in Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2008, Jonathan served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ricardo M. Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and was responsible for reviewing party submitted briefs and preparing proposed memorandum opinions.  Prior to law school, Mr. Matthews received an appointment to serve in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he executed the Administration’s 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
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Associations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association, Leadership Academy, Class of 2014-15
Federalist Society
American Bar Association

Assistant Contact Info

Adam Pruitt
T: 502.805.2303