Matt Watson joined McGill in 2011 and is a shareholder. His primary practice areas are commercial litigation and employment law.
Matt teams with McGill’s clients to resolve their business-related disputes. He has assembled a track record of success before judges, juries, and arbitrators through effective advocacy and a detailed approach to complex legal issues. Matt’s industry experience includes disputes involving commercial real estate, property management, banking, manufacturing, agriculture, mechanical systems, food-service, long-term care, and health care. Matt has significant experience with claims involving breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, breach of contract, negligence, and business torts. He has represented clients in mediation, arbitration, and before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including the Nebraska Supreme Court, the Nebraska Court of Appeals, the Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Matt also routinely defends clients throughout the Midwest against employment discrimination charges before state and federal agencies and in court. This includes wrongful discharge, discrimination, and retaliation claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, and state fair employment practice acts.
Matt received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002 and his law degree with honors from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2006. While in law school, Matt was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for achieving the highest grade in the American Foreign Relations Seminar. He is also a graduate and Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. Matt was elected in 2019 as an Alternate Attorney Member to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Nebraska Court of Appeals (Third District).
In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with his wife and four daughters and is an avid runner, golfer, and overall sports enthusiast.
- University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction (2006)
- University of Nebraska, B.S. (2002)
- Employment Law