Matt Allen was recently recognized as one of Mississippi’s leading attorneys by the Mississippi Business Journal at the Leadership in Law Awards Ceremony. The men and women who have been chosen for this honor are recognized by their outstanding contributions that have increased the well-being of the community. The ceremony took place at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, Mississippi.
Matt is a litigator with Brunini and works on trials and appeals. He has received numerous recognitions for excellence in the practice of law in multiple practice areas from organizations such as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, Benchmark Litigation, The Mississippi Business Journal, the American Society of Legal Advocates, and Portico Magazine. He has successfully litigated civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts in Mississippi and other states around the nation. He has represented clients through trials and appeals in matters related to commercial litigation, product liability litigation, mass torts, alleged white collar crime, the redistricting of the Mississippi legislature and the Voting Rights Act, public records issues, First Amendment litigation, and commercial tax assessment contests.
In November of 2018, Matt advanced to a runoff as a candidate for Hinds County Circuit Court Judge, garnering 46.30% of the vote as a first-time political candidate against a long-time state legislator. He is passionate about criminal justice reform and is studying towards a PhD in Criminal Justice. He is also a Contributing Fellow at the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. He clerked for the Honorable William H. Barbour Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi from 2004 to 2005.