Matthew A. Nowak

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Nowak & Stauch, PLLC
Matthew A. Nowak
Nowak & Stauch, PLLC

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Construction Litigation, General Litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1995

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005

Nowak & Stauch, PLLC

10000 North Central Expressway
Suite 1040
Dallas, TX 75231 Visit website


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. Mr. Nowak has also litigated more than 30 civil jury trials across the state of Texas.

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

Civil Litigation: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, General Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Professional Liability: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 40% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 30% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 10% Professional Liability: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage:

  • 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
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
Educational Background:
  • University of Denver, B.S. in Accounting, With Honors, 1990
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Super Lawyer, 2022
Representative Clients:
  • LafargeHolcim, Lattimore Materials Corp., EnLink, Mockingbird Properties, Ranger Fire, Inc., Shipman Fire, El Expresso Group, Tornado Bus Company, Grandy's and Captain D's, and Houston Insurance Specialty Company, 2022
  • 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.  Matt in November 2022 tried a commercial lease dispute between Trinity Industries and Lattimore Materials Corp. in Dallas County before the 68th Judicial District Court in which Trinity Industries sought over $25 Million but only received $4 Million--a true defense verdict for his client Lattimore Materials Corp., 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Aggregate
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas

Office location for Matthew A. Nowak

10000 North Central Expressway
Suite 1040
Dallas, TX 75231

Phone: 214-823-2006


11 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005

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