Chad B. Matthews


Chad B. Matthews is a trial lawyer in the League City, Texas area. He is known for his personalized and aggressive representation of injured plaintiffs and the surviving family members of wrongful death victims. He attended South Texas College of Law Houston, graduating in 1993. Chad passed the Texas bar exam and was admitted to legal practice that same year.

He began his career taking injury cases to trial and has continued to do so every year since. Due to his extensive litigation experience, Chad became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization a mere six years after becoming a licensed lawyer, a very rare feat. Additionally, he also qualified for invitation-only membership in the exclusive American Board of Trial Advocates very early in his career.

Chad focuses his practice on commercial trucking cases, oilfield accidents, and products liability. He has a niche practice handling automotive products liability cases including claims related to defective tires, roofs, brakes, and airbags, having successfully represented clients in injury and death claims against large international businesses such as Firestone, Cooper, Continental, Ford, and Chevrolet.

He is known as a lawyer who takes every case to trial unless he is able to resolve it to the best possible outcome for the client in advance. Chad has found industry awareness of his approach to litigation increases the value of the cases he handles, as adjusters, defense lawyers, judges, and more know of his reputation for relentlessly seeking complete compensation for his clients.

In addition to taking a large number of cases to trial, Chad has also been recognized by his peers and was selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters every year from 2011 to 2019. This selection is based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators, including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. As one of the few attorneys to garner the distinction of Super Lawyers, Chad Matthews has earned the respect of his peers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation.

When asked about what’s most important to him in his law practice, Chad says, “My priority is making sure that I stay in touch with my clients. I treat them like I’m representing my own mother.”

In addition to practicing law, Chad is proud of his 26-year marriage and two children, and loves spending time with his family, traveling, hunting, and fishing. They are active members of Clear Creek Community Church.

  • South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctorate (1993)
  • University of North Texas, Bachelor of Arts in History (1990)
  • State of Texas, 1993
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1999
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • ABOTA Foundation, Fellow
  • Million Dollar Advocates, Member
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2011-2019)
  • Represented multiple plaintiffs in injury and death cases resulting from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig explosion.
  • Represented multiple plaintiffs in injury and death cases resulting from the 2005 Texas City BP refinery explosion.

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