Jaburg Wilk

Matthew T. Anderson



Phone: Work602-248-1077


Jaburg Wilk
Work 3200 N. Central Avenue Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ   85012

Assistant: Chris Roundtree

Assistant Phone: 602-248-1097

ADA Defense Guide

AZ ADA Defense Lawyer Matt AndersonOver 1000 ADA lawsuits have been filed in the past 15 months.  Arizona businesses are being targeted for ADA violations even if they have never received a complaint from a customer.

Find out more about these ADA Accessability lawsuits and what you can do to defend yourself.

Matt concentrates his practice on defending a wide range of businesses in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation.  Matt also defends licensed professionals in professional liability matters before licensing boards and in malpractice lawsuits.

He enjoys building a relationship with his clients based on trust.  Trust is only earned after learning the client’s goals, candidly discussing with the client strengths and weaknesses of a particular case, providing competent and effective counsel, and always being accessible and responsive -- all while doing so in a cost-effective manner.  And, this service must be consistent.  Matt’s philosophy is that once a client’s trust is earned, and the client has unwavering confidence in the attorney, better outcomes are achieved and expectations are more likely to be met.

Additionally, Matt believes it is important to evaluate and budget a case early.  This generally helps the client decide whether the case should be resolved early, postured for an eventual attempt at settlement, or zealously defended and ultimately tried.  No matter the decision, Matt is experienced in all aspects of litigation -- including trial and appeals -- to serve his clients’ needs.  Before Matt undertakes a task in a representation, or makes a recommendation to the client, Matt asks himself what he believes few attorneys do, but should: how will this task further the case toward achieving the client’s goal(s).  More

Professional Experience
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM): Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Committee
  • ALFA International Hospitality Law Practice Group, Steering Committee Member (Former)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association: Board Member, Litigation Section; Volunteer Lawyers Program
Successful Results
  • Won summary judgment in wrongful death case against national health care management company in which Plaintiffs’ alleged damages exceeded $2.2 million.
  • Negotiated an early resolution in a wrongful death/psychiatric malpractice case involving a discharged patient who murdered a family member.  Alleged damages exceeded $4 million.
  • Won award of $175,000 in attorney’s fees for a physician-client who was the victim of a fraudulent transfer of his business.
Client Testimonials
  • “Matt Anderson handled an ADA lawsuit for our restaurant/bar.  The matter was completely resolved in 6 weeks and the outcome was better than we’d ever imagined.  Matt’s professionalism, knowledge of the law, expertise in handling delicate situations were all exceptional.   He was very personable, easily understood, listened to us and understood our position and delivered to us a very economic and pleasing result.  He replied to emails immediately, the service we received from him was exceptional.  His assistant, Kelli, afforded us the same professionalism and service.” (2016) -Heidi Smith, Harvey’s Wineburger 
  • "Matt Anderson at Jaburg Wilk has always been fantastic to work with. He has performed corporate litigation defense work for my company for 5 years now and has been a tremendous asset to the team and an excellent advocate. I highly recommend him personally and the Jaburg Wilk firm. " (2015) -Sr. Director, Risk Management; National Restaurant Company
  • “You were such an important person in this case.  Your enthusiasm, hard work, self-confidence, and energy gave me the strength to take on this case.  The very important factor was your support and reassurance.  I was fortunate to have you on my side.” (2015) -Arizona Psychiatrist, former defendant in malpractice suit.
  • "Matt was defense counsel for a compounding pharmacy in a malpractice lawsuit that I was handling as the senior claims specialist. His knowledge of the medical issues was impressive, as was his legal analysis, which certainly helped to resolve the case in a very favorable manner.  He had a thorough understanding of the unique issues involved with defending healthcare professionals and was conscientious throughout the process of the needs of his client, as well as of the carrier. I would highly recommend Matt for anyone in need of strong representation and would send future cases to him to defend without any hesitation." (2014)  -Nancy Gates, Claims Supervisor (former), Pharmacists Mutual Insurance
In The Community
  • Diversity Pipeline Program, State Bar of Arizona
  • Active Volunteer, Arizona Humane Society
  • Volunteer, Kids to Court – Court Works, United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Co-Presenter, Wage and Hour Pitfalls and Solutions for Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Employers, 2017 
  • CLM Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Annual Conference, February 2017
  • Panelist, What You Need to Know: Prop. 206 and Arizona Businesses, Local First Arizona; December 2016
  • Panelist, ADA Litigation and Insurance Coverage, 2016 CLM Arizona Chapter Event, December 2016
  • Guest Speaker, ADA Litigation and Paid Sick Time Legislation, Arizona Retailers Association Annual Conference; November 2016
  • Presentation to the Construction Law Section of the Arizona State Bar, Strategies for Defending ADA Accessibility Lawsuits: What Your Clients Should Know In Deciding Whether to Fight or Settle; May 2016
  • Presentation at the annual Arizona Outdoor Hospitality Conference, Defending ADA Accessibility Lawsuits; April 2016
  • Guest Lecturer, Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law, Arizona Summit Law School
  • Pharmacy Medical Malpractice Panel, American Society for Pharmacy Law, November 2013
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