Matt Hurt joined Dawson & Sodd, LLP as a partner in April 2011. Prior to joining Dawson & Sodd, Matt practiced at Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP (Locke Lord) in Dallas starting in September of 2001.
Matt graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1996. While at Texas A&M, he was nominated by the Department of Civil Engineering for Outstanding Student in the College of Engineering. Matt worked in the civil engineering field for 1 ½ years before attending law school and during one summer of law school.
Matt graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2001. During law school, he earned the highest grade in three classes: Torts, Products Liability, and Legal Writing. Matt was President of the law school Texas Aggie Bar Association, served on the Board of Barristers, and was Technology Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review. He and his mock-trial partner won the Texas Tech School of Law mock trial competition during their third year of law school.
Matt is licensed in Texas and Colorado. Matt is admitted to practice in all of the state and federal courts of Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Matt practices exclusively in the area of eminent domain and condemnation litigation. Matt’s engineering and construction litigation background enables him to dig into the details of proposed projects to help identify the impacts a project or a taking will cause to a landowner’s property. It also aids him in effective questioning and cross-examination of appraisal, engineering, and other technical expert witnesses.