Matthew M. Clarke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Prosper, TX

Kelley Clarke, PLLC
 | 301 South Coleman Street, Suite 20
Prosper, TX 75078
Phone: 972-638-8012
Fax: 866-611-9852
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Matthew M. Clarke is the head of the litigation department at Kelley Clarke PLLC. The firm is located in Prosper, Texas, and he represents people and businesses in Collin and Denton counties and the surrounding areas. As an undergraduate, Mr. Clarke attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and in 1992, he received a Bachelor of Arts. He remained in the state to obtain his legal education at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1996.

    Mr. Clarke primarily represents defendants, but he has represented plaintiffs in certain types of matters as well. The types of cases that he has worked on at both the trial and appellate levels have included construction defects, products liability and other types of personal injury litigation, employment law matters including wrongful termination, bad faith and other insurance coverage disputes, legal and accounting malpractice, lender liability, and intellectual property infringement.

    In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Clarke provides advice and counsel to businesses on a wide range of matters. He has been admitted to practice in Texas since 1996, and he is also admitted to practice in California. Mr. Clarke is additionally admitted to practice before several federal trial and appellate courts. Some of these include the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Prior to relocating to Texas, Mr. Clarke was a partner at a commercial litigation firm in Santa Barbara, California.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 40%Construction Litigation: Consumer
    • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff


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    Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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    About Matthew Clarke

    Admitted: 2009, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Highly Rated on Attorney Rating Website AVVO
    • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2009 and 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2010
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2016
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, 2016
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, 2016
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2016
    • U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit, 2008
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2011
    • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2008
    • Courts of the State of Texas, 2009
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1996
    • Courts of the State of California, 1996
    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of California
    • 2011 - Executive Officer, Santa Barbara County Bar Association 2012 - Executive Officer, Santa Barbara County Bar Association 2013 - Executive Officer, Santa Barbara County Bar Association 2014 - President Elect, Santa Barbara County Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • PUBLICATIONS  Traveling In Colombia Santa Barbara Lawyer 2013; The California Court of Appeal Chips Away at the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, et ux. Santa Barbara Lawyer 2011; Attorneys May Include Binding Arbitration Provisions in Retainer Agreements – Attorneys Should (but are not obligated to) Explain the Terms to “Sophisticated” Clients Santa Barbara Lawyer 2011; The Court of Appeal Denies Attorney Fees to a Law Firm Litigant Represented by its own Associate Santa Barbara Lawyer 2011; Provisional Remedies in a Wave of Foreclosures Santa Barbara Lawyer 2011; Santa Barbara’s Federal Court Santa Barbara Lawyer 2010


    • State Dept. of Social Services v. Marin (2019) 34 Cal.App.5th 328
    • Kelley v. Los Angeles Transition Center (2015) 2015 WL 3658153
    • Mueller v. Collectors Universe, Inc. (2017) 2017 WL 6379940, review denied
    • Deedle v. Collectors Universe, Inc. (2017) 2017 WL 6379941, review denied
    • Roman Catholic Bishop of Monterey v. Cota (9th Cir. 2018) 711 Fed.Appx. 428
    • Strauss v. Sheffield Ins. Corp., (2008) 281 Fed.Appx. 656, 2008 WL 2229817 
    • Colavincenzo v. Corby Gould Pools, Inc. (2014) 2014 WL 6657552
    • Colavincenzo v. Aloha Pool & Spa (2014) 2014 WL 6657444
    • Goldberg v. Coggins Company (2013) 2013 WL 4743104
    • Willig v. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (2010) 2010 WL 302436, as modified on denial of reh’g
    • McDermott v. Ampersand Pub., LLC (9th Cir. 2010) 593 F.3d 950
    • Gottesman v. Cathedral Oaks Tennis, Swim & Athletic Club, Inc. (2008) 2008 WL 4073392
    • Lazy Acres Market, Inc. v. Tseng (2007) 152 Cal. App. 4th 1431
    • El Escorial Owners’ Association v.  DLC Plastering, Inc., (2007) 154 Cal. App. 4th 1337

    Educational Background:

    • Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, B.A., 1992
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    Office Location for Matthew M. Clarke

    301 South Coleman Street
    Suite 20
    Prosper, TX 75078

    Phone: 972-638-8012

    Fax: 866-611-9852

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    Last Updated: 9/3/2020

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