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Matthew A. Nowak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Nowak & Stauch, PLLC
10000 North Central Expressway, Suite 1040
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-823-2006
Fax: 214-823-2007
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005
Licensed in Texas Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Matthew A. Nowak is a partner at Nowak & Stauch, LLP, located in Dallas, Texas. Focusing his practice exclusively on litigation, he handles a variety of matters for clients in the Dallas metropolitan area and throughout other parts of the state, including construction, class actions, tort, employment issues, including wrongful termination and discrimination, nonsubscriber actions, contract and other commercial disputes, and legal malpractice.

After graduating with honors from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1990, Mr. Nowak worked for a major accounting firm auditing utility, manufacturing, and oil and gas companies. He then went on to attend Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995 and was a member of the Board of Advocates. After graduating from law school, Mr. Nowak spent more than three years as an assistant district attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, where he litigated more than 100 trials before juries. He then entered private practice, working with law firms handling commercial litigation and personal injury defense before co-founding Nowak & Stauch, LLP.

Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Nowak is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Highly regarded by his peers, he has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. A member of the State Bar of Texas, Mr. Nowak also strives to stay abreast of current developments in his field of practice as well as to forge relationships with fellow professionals through his active participation in the Dallas Bar Association.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 40%Construction Litigation
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff


10 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005

About Matthew A. Nowak

First Admitted: 1995, Texas

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  • Member, Board of Advocates, Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • "AV" Rating by Martindale Hubble's Peer Review Rating System – the Highest Rating Available
  • Member, SMU National ABA Mock Trial Team

Representative Clients

  • Holcim, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation/JBS USA, Mockingbird Properties, Ranger Fire, Inc., U-Haul

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author of the Seven Deadly Sins of the Personal Injury Lawyer and lecturer for the State Bar of Texas for the Advanced Personal Injury Course

Bar/Professional Activity

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas


  • Trying Cases to juries, Matt played an integral part in the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in several commercial class action lawsuits, including the defense of a $250 million dollar class action suit against the Dallas Cowboys under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Educational Background

  • University of Denver, B.S. in Accounting, With Honors, 1990
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Office Location for Matthew A. Nowak

10000 North Central Expressway
Suite 1040
Dallas, TX 75231

Phone: 214-823-2006

Fax: 214-823-2007

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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