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Kairis, Matthew A.

325 John H. McConnell BoulevardSuite 600Columbus, OH 43215

Updated: 01/07/2014


Matt Kairis, head of litigation in Columbus, is a trial lawyer with extensive experience coordinating and trying complex, multijurisdiction, and class action litigation. Matt has won bench and jury verdicts in antitrust actions, securities actions, and consumer fraud litigation. He routinely advises clients on crisis response, assisting the University of Notre Dame following a fatal videography lift collapse during football practice, defending nationwide legal attacks on electronic...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Trial Practice
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Trial Litigation in Federal & State Courts
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Distressed Company Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Business and Tort Litigation (USA)
  • Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation
  • Distressed Company Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Associated Electric defends breach of contract and fraud action regarding $6 million turbine engine purchase , (2009)
  • BCM Engineers successfully defends against third-party claims in dispute over water treatment facility construction , (2009)
  • Bellevue Hospital defends against hostile work environment and sexual harassment action , (2009)
  • Black Diamond Mining files bankruptcy , (2009)
  • Commercial Intertech Corporation defends takeover attempts by United Dominion , (2009)
  • Cytodyne defends against product liability suit relating to "Xenadrine" weight loss product
  • Diebold Election Systems defends against investigation of voting issues in Cuyahoga County, Ohio , (2009)
  • Diebold obtains dismissal in breach of contract action brought by Positran Manufacturing , (2009)
  • Diebold obtains permanent injunction against third party manufacturer in trade secrets, patent and trademark case
  • Diebold successfully resolves litigation involving purchase of Mosler assets , (2009)
  • Federated Department Stores and affiliates reorganize in chapter 11 , (2009)
  • First American Title Insurance successfully appeals majority of adverse jury verdict in largest damages award given in economic injury case in Ohio history
  • First American Title successfully defends against putative class action alleging illegal kickbacks to attorney agents , (2009)
  • Indianapolis Life wins summary judgment in breach of contract action , (2009)
  • National Century Financial Enterprises files for bankruptcy with over $3 billion in debt , (2009)
  • National Century Financial Enterprises litigates chapter 11 issues , (2009)
  • National Century Financial wins dismissal of $180 million breach of contract case in California federal court , (2009)
  • National Century obtains dismissal of claims by former officer seeking compensation for alleged employee benefits , (2009)
  • Ohio group successfully opposes mandamus and prohibition challenges seeking to exclude State Issue I from 2004 state ballot
  • R.J. Reynolds obtains defense verdict in RICO jury trial , (2009)
  • R.J. Reynolds wins dismissal of class action filed by trustees
  • Time Warner resolves securities litigation involving AOL's revenues , (2009)
  • University of Notre Dame investigates death of student videographer , (2011)


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Journal: Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor
  • University of Notre Dame, 1988
    Honors: With Honors

Office Information


325 John H. McConnell BoulevardSuite 600Columbus, OH 43215


  • (614) 461-4198


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