Matthew W. Broughton

Matthew W. Broughton: Attorney with Gentry Locke Attorneys AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Gentry Locke Attorneys (60 Attorneys)
  • SunTrust Plaza, 10 Franklin Road SE, Suite 900, Roanoke, VA 24011
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Biography

Matt Broughton is a Senior Partner and serves on the Management Committee for the firm. Matt heads the Plaintiff’s/Personal Injury/Subrogation practice areas at Gentry Locke. During his decades of experience, he has tried hundreds of complex cases in the areas of personal injury, business disputes, worker’s compensation, and aviation law, many involving millions of dollars. Matt is consistently noted among the Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Products Liability litigation. He is also regularly recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer in General Personal Injury litigation representing plaintiffs. Matt is Lead Worker’s Compensation counsel for some of the largest and most successful companies in America including Wal-Mart and FELD Entertainment (Marvel, Monster Truck, Disney on Ice).

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What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working with clients?

Spending time with my wife and two daughters, traveling around the world, and experiencing new cultures and people.

People would be surprised to know...

I have logged more than 5,000 hours as a pilot and have flown all over the world. My favorite place to fly is Australia. Although I fly everything from gliders to jets, I most frequently fly twin engine pressurized airplanes. I love taking my colleagues and family with me! I also like to wake surf because it is so fun and relaxing. It takes your complete focus. Before I started wake surfing I was a motocross rider.

What is your favorite thing about your job? What motivates you?

I absolutely love helping people and solving their problems - the more complex, the better. I want people to know that they can depend on us to take care of their toughest issues.

Matt’s life lesson:

All problems can be solved with patience and hard work.

Experience

•$14 million settlement in a products liability accident that caused brain injury and blindness
•$75 million settlement in environmental case (coal mining related)
•$5.5 million settlement in brain injury/trucking case
•$5 million settlement in a legal malpractice case
•$4.5 million settlement against responsible parties for product (wash down nozzle) improperly manufactured in China
•$4 million for brain injured Plaintiff injured in bus accident case in Australia
•$4 million settlement for a boating death case
•$3.5 million settlement in airplane crash case involving death of a passenger
•$3.4 million in expected attendant care benefits for double amputee
•$3 million in expected attendant care benefits for brain injured/blind worker
•$2.45 million settlement in motorcycle accident case involving facial injuries
•$1.6 million verdict in complex business litigation case
•$1.2 million verdict in federal court truck accident case involving fractured spine
•$1.2 million settlement in automobile crash involving brain injury and leading to appointment of guardian and conservator
•$1 million for negligently manufactured auger resulting in amputation
•$1 million settlement against responsible parties for product manufacturing case
•$1 million for ski accident case resulting in quadriplegia
•$975,000 settlement for mechanic’s brain injury in automobile accident case
•$700,000 for injured worker in products liability case involving truck lift gate which fractured lower extremity
•Resolved multiple brain injury cases for $1 million or more
•Involved in multiple cases involving tractor trailer crashes
•Multiple cases tried and settled for amounts below $1 million, involving airplane crashes, medical negligence, car accidents, truck accidents, products liability and commercial matters
•Many years of experience handling complex business transactions
•Represented multiple companies in buying, selling and changing the ownership status of their businesses
•Over 25 years of experiencing handling workers’ compensation cases throughout Virginia and subrogation cases arising from such injuries
•Confidential amount in a sexual assault case of a minor
•Multiple aviation related cases to include assisting parties in purchase and documentation information of entities to hold aircraft; Represented pilots in enforcement actions prosecuted by FAA

Workers’ Compensation

•Tried over 1,000 workers’ compensation cases and rated as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Worker’s Compensation (1997-2002)
•Mediated hundreds of workers’ compensation cases
•Extensive knowledge in complex workers’ compensation cases involving catastrophic injuries such as brain injury and quadriplegia
•Extensive knowledge of statutory and case law of workers’ compensation gained over the last 30 years
•Extensive knowledge of medicine as it relates to traumatic injuries and treatment
•Frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation-related topics

Awards

•Named one of only thirty “Leaders in the Law” statewide, and the sole Roanoke-based recipient, by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2013)
•Named to Virginia Super Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff Litigation (2010-2018) and Business Litigation (2008)
•Named a Top Rated Lawyer for Litigation & Civil law by American Lawyer Media (2013)
•“Largest Verdicts in Virginia” designation (2006) as recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly
•Designated as one of the Legal Elite in the Civil Litigation field by Virginia Business magazine (2003-06)
•Named “2012 Roanoke Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year” and included in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury Litigation/Plaintiffs (2013-2019), Product Liability Litigation/Plaintiffs (2010-2019), Best Lawyers in America Business Edition for Plaintiffs (2016), Best Lawyers in America for Workers Compensation Law (1997-2002)
•Named a “Legal Eagle” for Product Liability Litigation by Virginia Living magazine (2012)
•1998 “Boss of the Year” Award, Roanoke Valley Legal Secretaries Association
•“Attorney of the Year” Award from a top retail entity (2001)

Published Work

•Co-author, They All Fall Down: An Overview of the Law on Deck and Balcony Collapses; “Virginia Lawyer,” the official publication of the Virginia State Bar, Volume 65/Number 4 (December 2016).
•Co-author, The Law of Damages in Virginia, Chapter 11, Punitive Damages (2nd ed. 2008).

Case Studies

The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
•Apr 23, 2013 - Blinded Employee Agrees to $14 Million-dollar Settlement ($16.5M Payout)
•Apr 17, 2013 - Settlement for Medical Malpractice Injury
•May 29, 2012 - Settlement Approved for Girl Hit by Car

Library

•21 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America
News
Aug 2018
•28 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
News
Apr 2018
•Lawsuit over sale of impounded auto reaches settlement, is in the news
News
Mar 2018
•Legal Malpractice case now included on Million-Dollar Settlements of 2017 list by Virginia Lawyers Weekly
News
Mar 2018
•22 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America
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Aug 2017
•28 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
News
Apr 2017
•Twenty-Two Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America
News
Oct 2016
•Rights of Deck and Balcony Collapse Victims in Virginia
Articles
May 2016
•Twenty-six Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers
News
Apr 2016
•Fourteen Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers in America Business Edition/Winter 2016” by Best Lawyers
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Jan 2016
•23 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to 2016 “Best Lawyers in America”
News
Aug 2015
•28 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers
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Apr 2015
•Twenty-One Gentry Locke Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers Designations and One Lawyer of the Year
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Aug 2014
•27 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Lists of 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
News
Jun 2014
•What To Do When Someone Hurts You, Your Family or Business
Articles
Apr 2014
•Twenty-two Attorneys named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America list; Firm Ranked in Tier 1 for Best Law Firms
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Aug 2013
•Twenty-five Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Virginia Super Lawyers for 2013
News
Jun 2013
•Matt Broughton Featured in Annual Issue of Ferrum Alumni Magazine
News
May 2013
•Blinded Employee Agrees to $14 Million-dollar Settlement ($16.5M Payout) The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Apr 2013
•Settlement for Medical Malpractice Injury The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Apr 2013
•Gentry Locke Attorneys Uncover Billing Discrepancy in Meningitis Cases, File $25-Million Lawsuit
News
Dec 2012
•Fungal Meningitis/Tainted Injection Update - in the news
News
Dec 2012
•Tainted Epidural Steroid Injection Update
News
Oct 2012
•Fungal Meningitis Update
News
Oct 2012
•2013 Top Rated Lawyers at Gentry Locke
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Oct 2012
•Twenty-four Gentry Locke Attorneys Named Best Lawyers
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Sep 2012
•Twenty-four Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Virginia Super Lawyers for 2012
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Jun 2012
•Settlement Approved for Girl Hit by Car The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
May 2012
•Gentry Locke Attorneys Listed in 37 Legal Eagle Categories
News
Apr 2012
•$75 Million Settlement Reached in Landmark Environmental Property Case
News
Jun 2010
• The 4 Million Dollar Casting presented to American Foundry Society Chapter Meeting
Events
Feb 2008
•Dangerous Asian Products and Analysis of a Recent International Products Liability Case
Events
Oct 2007
•How to Take a Trial Deposition - Making the Adverse Party Your Best Witness
Events
Oct 2007
•Use of the Most Technologically Advanced Interactive Media Presentations for Settling Big Cases
Events
Sep 2007
•Dissection of a General Aviation Case
Events
Sep 2007
•$4 Million Settlement in Product Liability Case holds implications for U.S. business owners who buy parts manufactured overseas
News
May 2007
•Gentry Locke receives top 20 Jury Verdict for 2006
News
Jan 2007
•ERISA Wake-Up Call: Self-Funded Plans Must Act to Protect Subrogation Rights
Articles
Jun 2006
•Gentry Locke Lawyers Named to 2004 Virginia Legal Elite
News
Dec 2004

Areas of Practice (20)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Aircraft & Aviation Business Litigation
  • Business & Corporate
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Malpractice
  • Airplane Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle & Water Craft Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Commercial Torts
  • Contract Disputes
  • Director & Officer Liability
  • Unfair Business Competition & Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret and Non-Compete Disputes
  • Intentional Torts
  • Qui Tam Relator Whistleblower Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
540.983.9407  Phone
540.983.9400  Fax
www.gentrylocke.com/broughton
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 40013, Roanoke, VA 24011
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1982; Ferrum College, A.A., Political Science, with High Honors, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985
Admission:
1985, Virginia
Memberships:

Affiliations

•ATP Rated Pilot with over 5,000 flight hours in airplanes ranging from Gliders to Jets
•President, Southwest Virginia Business Development Association (2005-Present)
•Chair, VTLA Aviation Committee (2004-2010)
•Chair, Aviation Committee, Virginia Bar Association (1999-02)
•Chair, Virginia Bar Association/YLD (1995)
•Chair, Virginia Bar Association/YLD Membership Committee (1990-92)
•Plan attorney for the Airplane Owner and Pilots Association (AOPA)
•President of the IFR Pilots Club
•Member, Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
•Member, Virginia Aviation Trade Association
•Past Member, Aviation and Space Gallery, Virginia Museum of Transportation

ISLN:
908765124
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (10 reviews)
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    4.6/5.0
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    4.5/5.0
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    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
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