Matt Leerberg is the partner in charge of our Raleigh office, focusing his practice on helping businesses navigate state and federal litigation and appeals.
Matt has helped a variety of businesses, law firms, cities, and counties with their business disputes, whether in court, by arbitration, or through negotiation. Matt regularly appears on behalf of clients in North Carolina's specialized Business Court, and serves on the Business Court's inaugural Rules Advisory Committee.
Matt also leads the firms’ appellate practice team, where his wealth of appellate experience has earned him a designation as a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice. Every day, Matt works with clients whose cases are before the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, or in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has argued cases in all three courts. In addition, Matt has served as a consultant for appeals before the North Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Matt is a founder and regular writer for the North Carolina Appellate Practice Blog, www.ncapb.com, which provides news, information, tips, and resources for practicing law in North Carolina's state and federal appellate courts.
As part of his appellate practice, Matt serves on the North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Rules Committee. Matt also serves as Vice Chair for the Section Council for the Appellate Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, as Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society.
Matt is also an Adjunct Professor at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, where he teaches Federal Courts.