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Matthew J. Lund

Matthew J. Lund


Detroit, MI
Phone: 248.359.7370    Fax: 248.359.7700

"An incredibly skilled trial attorney." - Chambers USA 2020

Repeatedly listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers for commercial litigation.

Matthew J. Lund is a partner in the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and is the head of the firm’s litigation practice in Michigan. He serves on the firm’s Finance, Pro Bono and Contributions committees.

Mr. Lund’s practice covers a diverse breadth of complex civil litigation matters, with particular emphasis on federal court litigation. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, including federal securities disputes, complex contract and business tort claims, and federal CERCLA and state law environmental matters. He has represented employers and defended executives in the country’s largest corporations, and has published material regarding the rights of corporate officers regarding advancement and indemnification of defense costs.

Mr. Lund holds leadership roles in a number of professional organizations, currently serving as the 60th President of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan, and as the President of the Board of Trustees for the Court Historical Society for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. He was recently appointed by the judges of the Eastern District to serve as a member of the Local Rules Advisory Committee, which is comprised of lawyers who advise the court on revisions to its local rules.   

Mr. Lund’s practice also includes a strong and long-standing commitment to pro bono and public interest litigation. On the eve of the 2008 general election, Mr. Lund successfully pursued a federal voting rights case that challenged the systematic purging of voter lists and related disenfranchisement of thousands of Michigan voters. His work on the case was recognized by the American Lawyer magazine in a June 2009 feature entitled “Franchise Players,” and he was awarded Pepper Hamilton’s William R. Klaus Pro Bono Award “in recognition of [his] distinguished role in protecting the fundamental right to vote and [his] inspiration to Pepper Lawyers to be defenders of the constitutional rights of all.”


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1993, article and book review editor, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1993

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1994

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