Matthew S. Landry

Matt Landry


Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone: 504-588-9043 | 800-523-5787
Fax: 504-588-9980
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Matthew S. Landry graduated from Holy Cross High School 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 student attorney in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, president of the Tulane Civil Law Society, senior articles editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, and as research assistant to Professor Oliver Houck.

Prior to joining Leger & Shaw, Landry was employed at Kanner & Whiteley, LLC and Smith Stag, LLC, interned at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Louisiana House of Representatives, and New Orleans City Council, taught undergraduate sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and University of New Orleans, and worked in disaster planning and relief.

Landry is a civil litigator who primarily represents plaintiffs. At Leger & Shaw, Landry handles the Firm’s DEEPWATER HORIZON economic and property damage claims, represents personal injury and workers’ compensation clients in various civil and administrative fora, and performs legal research and discovery on most of the firm’s files.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation & Class Actions
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Environmental Law



  • Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2015; Juris Doctor
    • Environmental & Energy & Law Certificate; Civil Law Curriculum
    • Senior Articles Editor, Tulane Environmental Law Journal
    • President, Tulane Civil Law Society
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009-2011; Ph.D. Candidate
    • Representative—Social Sciences, Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Committee
    • Chairman, Sociology Graduate Student Organization
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009; Master of Art Sociology
    • Graduate Grade Appeals Committee
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006; Bachelor of General Studies, Business and Urban Society


Bar Admissions

  • 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

Past Employment Positions and Fellowships

  • Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, Student Attorney, Aug. 2014 – May 2015
  • Kanner & Whiteley, LLC, Law Clerk, May 2014 – April 2015
  • Professor Oliver Houck, Tulane Law School, Research Assistant, Aug. 2013 – Aug. 2014
  • Smith Stag, LLC, Law Clerk, Aug. 2013 – May 2014
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Judicial Extern,
    • The Honorable Jane Triche Milazzo July 2013 – Aug. 2013
    • The Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemellle May 2013 – Jun. 2013
  • New Orleans City Council, Councilmember Susan Guidry, Intern, Jun. 2012 – Aug. 2012
  • Louisiana House of Representatives, Governmental Affairs, Intern, Jan. 2012 – Aug. 2012
  • American Red Cross of Central NY, AmeriCorps Associate, Oct. 2011 – Jan. 2012
  • Center for Race and Social Policy, U. Pittsburgh, Research Assistant, May 2011 - Aug. 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology, Teaching Fellow, Aug. 2010 – May 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh, Arts & Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, May 2010 – Aug. 2010
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology, Teaching Assistant, Aug. 2009 – May 2010
  • University of New Orleans, Sociology Department, Teaching Assistant, Aug. 2008 – May 2008
  • Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Tech., UNO, Grad Asst., Jan. 2008 – Aug. 2008