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.

Bar Admissions

  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2002
  • Alabama, 2001

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
  • The University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, B.A., cum laude, History, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Board, Pelham High School Law Academy
  • Civil Courts Procedures Committee, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, Alabama Republican Party
  • University of Montevallo Young Alumni of the Year, 2010
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, University of Montevallo, 2010-2013
  • Chairman, Shelby County Republican Party, 2004-2008
  • Elder and Session Member, Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church
  • Leadership Shelby County, Class of 2007-2008
  • Legal Advisor, Shelby County Republican Party
  • Chairman, Campaign for Montevallo (annual alumni fundraising drive), 2006
  • Vice Chairman for Student Services, University of Montevallo National Alumni Association, 2006-2008
  • Founding Director, University of Montevallo National Alumni Association Junior Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors, Hands On Birmingham, 1999-2002
  • Founding Director, Hands On Birmingham Junior Board of Directors

Cases of Note

  • Gaddy v. SE Property Holdings, LLC, 218 So. 3d 315 (Ala. 2016)
  • In re Mike Hubbard, 803 F.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • White v. John, 164 So. 3d 1106 (Ala. 2014)
  • Ex parte Alabama Educational Television Commission, 151 So. 3d 283 (Ala. 2013)
  • In re Terazosin Hydrochloride Antitrust Litigation, 352 F. Supp. 2d 1279 (S.D. Fla. 2005)
  • Waite v. Waite, 891 So. 2d 341 (Ala. Civ. App. 2004)
  • Randall v. Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Birmingham, 885 So. 2d 757 (Ala. 2003)