Bartlett v. Burke

Matthew Berthold

Matthew has been a trial attorney since 2013 when he began practicing at his father’s firm in his hometown of Charleston, West Virginia. Growing up around the legal practice, Matthew was ingrained with the struggle that families suffering catastrophic injuries or deaths had to endure every day, and raised with the empathy and passion to relentlessly fight to obtain justice on behalf of the people.

Now with Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, Matthew concentrates his practice on all forms of medical malpractice, wrongful death, physician and medical staff sexual misconduct, birth injuries, traumaticbrain injuries, catastrophic personal injuries, and mass litigation.

Matthew continues to represent victims and their families throughout all of North Carolina, litigating cases both large and small. He is passionate about fighting for every client, no matter the size of the case, to ensure that they are treated fairly, with respect, and to obtain the best possible outcome. Matthew is a firm believer that all catastrophic injury victims deserve the highest quality legal representation. Through hard work and thoughtful representation, Matthew provides his clients with a legal experience without the stress and worry that many litigants face, while still achieving the results his clients deserve.

During his time as a trial attorney, Matthew has advocated as lead attorney in successfully litigating cases to jury verdict, through arbitration, as well as obtaining over $30 million dollars in settlements for his clients. Matthew also had the honor of serving as co-lead and/or liaison counsel in Mass Litigation cases before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel.

Prior to practicing law, Matthew completed his undergraduate education at the University of Kentucky and went on to work in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. During his time in the Clippers Communications Department, Matthew worked closely with the Clippers Vice President of Communications, as well as the Los Angeles media, on a variety of team and media relations and publications. After working in Los Angeles, Matthew went on to the West Virginia University College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. Outside of his practice of law, Matthew is a proud husband and father, residing in Charlotte with his wife, son, and their dog.

Case Link View Now
Opinion Filed Pending
Attorney for the Case Guy W. Crabtree
Amicus Brief Writers Matthew Berthold Noah Abrams
Court NC Supreme Court
Docket No. 312P22

This is a products liability case arising from the fatal crash of a medevac helicopter in North Carolina. The trial court denied a motion to dismiss based on personal jurisdiction, but the Court of Appeals reversed. NCAJ provided an amicus brief in support of Plaintiffs’ Petition for Discretionary Review. The brief argues that the Court of Appeals failed to properly consider unchallenged findings of fact, which should be treated as binding on appeal. By failing to consider such established findings, and focusing exclusively on those findings challenged by Defendants, the Court of Appeals overlooked substantial contacts between Defendants and North Carolina. In addition, the Supreme Court should hear this case in conjunction with Miller v. L.G. Chem, which is currently before the Supreme Court and presents similar issues. Finally, the Court of Appeals’ opinion conflicts with the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Ford Motor Co. case, as well as various North Carolina precedents, by creating de facto immunity for foreign corporations even in the face of evidence that said companies purposefully availed themselves of the benefits of doing business in North Carolina.