Matthew D. Fridy

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Matthew D. Fridy

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Phone: (205) 874-0337
Fax: (205) 874-3268
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P.O. Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253

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Alyssa Nelson
Phone: (205) 874-0342
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Matt Fridy’s practice focuses on corporate litigation, constitutional law, campaign finance, agricultural/food law, appellate and critical motion litigation, and general litigation. A member of the Alabama State Bar, he is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, all Alabama federal district courts, and all Alabama state courts.

Matt has served as an attorney to the Governor, Finance Director, and Comptroller of Alabama, successfully defending a State law barring government payroll deductions for political activity. He defended several members of the Alabama Educational Television Commission, which oversees Alabama Public Television, in a lawsuit by the Commission’s former executive director alleging violations of the State Open Meetings Act. His current work includes, among other things, representing a national developer of low-income housing tax credit properties in a challenge to the manner in which Boards of Equalization assess such properties, and representing several produce dealers and distributors relative to compliance with and litigation under the federal Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.

Drawing on his years of experience as a senior staff attorney in the Alabama appellate courts, Matt represents the firm’s clients on an ongoing basis before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court, and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

Matt received his B.A. in history, cum laude, from the University of Montevallo and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Matt is a member of Cumberland’s Curia Honoris Society. While in law school, he served as Executive Editor of the Cumberland Law Review. After law school, Matt served a one-year federal clerkship for U.S. District Judge Edwin Nelson.

Matt previously served as a senior staff attorney in the Alabama appellate courts and as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at the University of Montevallo. He is a former chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, and currently serves as a member of the Alabama Republican Party’s Executive Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Civil Courts Procedures Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association.

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