Matthew S. Landry
Matthew S. Landry graduated from Holy Cross High School, New Orleans in 2001 and earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of New Orleans, in 2009 and 2006, respectively.
Landry received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 2015. At Tulane, he served as Articles Editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, selecting among professors’ and attorneys’ papers for publication; President of the Tulane Civil Law Society, an organization that he and a small group of his classmates revived in 2013; as Research Assistant to Professor Oliver Houck; and as Student Attorney in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic.
Landry joined Leger & Shaw as an associate in 2015 after gaining experience at Kanner & Whiteley, LLC and SmithStag, LLC; the chambers of the Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo and the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic; the Louisiana House of Representatives, Governmental Affairs Division; and the New Orleans City Council. Prior to law school he served with AmeriCorps, worked in disaster planning, relief and recovery, and was a Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught undergraduate sociology classes.
Landry is a civil litigator who has primarily represented plaintiffs—from individuals, to businesses, to governments. At Leger & Shaw, Landry has continued to represent political subdivisions of the state of Louisiana in matters ranging from commercial disputes to nationwide multi-district litigation. Landry is a vital member of the Firm’s Opioid Litigation team. Landry has recovered millions of dollars for fishermen, landowners, businesses, and governments in the DEEPWATER HORIZON economic and property damage settlement programs. Landry is a skilled personal injury attorney whose experience ranges from successfully mediating a laborer’s Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claim to litigating a doctor’s defamation claim through multiple levels of appeals. Landry has negotiated and litigated various homeowner and contractual disputes on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. In his general civil litigation practice, Landry has appeared in civil courts throughout Southeast Louisiana, including but not limited to all civil courts of general and appellate jurisdiction in Orleans Parish, from City Court to the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.
Areas of Practice
- General Civil Litigation
- Complex Litigation & Class Actions
- Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation
- Maritime & Admiralty Law
- Environmental Law
- Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2015
- University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009-2011
- University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009
Master of Art Sociology
- University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
Bachelor of General Studies, Business and Urban Society
- Louisiana, 2015
- S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2015
- S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2015
- S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2015
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- New Orleans Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter
- American Bar Association
- Louisiana Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice