Matthew J. Mussalli

Top rated business litigation attorney in The Woodlands, Texas

Law Office of Matthew J. Mussalli, P.C.
Matthew J. Mussalli
Law Office of Matthew J. Mussalli, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Personal injury, Construction litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1998

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009

Law Office of Matthew J. Mussalli, P.C.

2441 High Timbers Drive
Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX 77380 Visit website


A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Matthew J. Mussalli is the founder of The Mussalli Law Firm. Located in The Woodlands, Texas, and representing individual and business clients throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area, he has handled a variety of cases throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Mussalli's experience has encompassed ship construction disputes, plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation, complex business litigation, and probate and estate administration matters. He also has an extensive background in the resolution of disputes through arbitration and mediation.

During his career, Mr. Mussalli has earned the respect of his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics. Holding a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, he has also received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Mussalli has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards in his representation of plaintiffs, and as a result, he is a life member of the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Admitted to practice before all Texas and New York state courts, he is admitted to practice before several federal courts as well, including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

The author of several published articles on topics related to his practice areas, Mr. Mussalli is frequently asked to deliver presentations to professional groups as well. His memberships include the Construction Law and Litigation sections of the State Bar of Texas. A 1992 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from St. John's University, Mr. Mussalli pursued his legal education at St. John's University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Construction litigation: consumer, Estate planning & probate

Focus areas

Wrongful death, Probate & estate administration

  • 60% Business litigation
  • 20% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Construction litigation: consumer
  • 10% Estate planning & probate

First Admitted: 1995, New York

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Free Speech, Liability in Personal Injury Lawsuit, New York Law Journal, January 1998
  • Speaker, Legislative and Case Law Update: Rules to Live By for the Texas Architect, August 20, 2004, AIA, Houston Chapter
  • Conference Faculty Member and Presenter, Liability and Causes of Action for Design Errors and Omissions, The Basics Course in Texas Construction Law, State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, October 29, 2010
  • Author, From Med-Mal Cases to Design Defect Claims: Exploring Expert Affidavits in Suits Against Architects and Engineers, Texas Lawyer, February 19, 2007
  • Author, Tick-Tock: Rules on the Removal Clock, The Review of Litigation, Vol. 19 (Winter 2000), reprinted with permission in State Bar of Texas Construction Law Newsletter, February, 2000
  • Houston‘s “Top Lawyers Under 40”, H Texas Magazine in 2004 - 2006
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”, 2008 and 2009
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
  • Senior Board Member of the Moot Court Honor Society, St. John’s University School of Law
  • Competed Nationally as a Charter Member of the Mock Trial Team, St. John’s University School of Law
  • AV-Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Psi Chi, Lifetime Member
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Harris County Bar Association, Member
  • Woodlands Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Woodlands Bar Association, Member
  • United States District Court for the Fifth Court of Appeals
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Western District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Western District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas, 1998
  • Southern District of Texas, Bankruptcy Division
  • Southern District of Texas
  • New York, 1995
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • University of Houston School of Law, Internal Trial Competitions, Judge
  • South Texas College of Law, Internal Trial Competitions, Judge
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator, A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center
Educational Background:
  • St. John’s University, B.A., Psychology, 1992

Office location for Matthew J. Mussalli

2441 High Timbers Drive
Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone: 281-651-5577


1 Year Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009

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