MATTHEW S. MUCKLEROY

Partner

Matthew S. Muckleroy grew up in the suburbs near Houston, Texas, and he graduated from The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University, where he obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Finance in May 2003.

After graduation, Matt worked for Devon Energy Corp. in Oklahoma City, OK as a Regulatory Accountant. In that capacity, Mr. Muckleroy prepared and reported tax returns for Devon’s Texas oil and gas wells, in particular those located in and around the Barnett Shale region.

Matt relocated to Dallas, Texas, thereafter, accepting a position with Bank of America Corp. in its Global Corporate Investment Bank (GCIB) division. Working in the Portfolio Management group, Matt performed credit underwriting on multi-million dollar revolving and syndicated loans given on behalf of Bank of America to other financial institutions and government entities. He also monitored corporate loan portfolios for over seventy (70) different counterparties, while participating in high-level negotiations with internal and external counsel. Mr. Muckleroy also participated in a rigorous month-long training program in New York, NY, geared towards preparing the Bank’s analysts on many different aspects of Investment Banking. During his time with the bank, Matt performed various financial statement analyses, completed pitch books and profitability models, and projected cash flows in connection with Bank of America-led syndicated credit transactions.

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Matt went on to attend the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in May 2009. After graduation, he worked primarily in bankruptcy litigation, representing companies and individuals in all facets of commercial and personal bankruptcy proceedings. Working for a small firm, Mr. Muckleroy gained immediate experience appearing and arguing before the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Texas.

Mr. Muckleroy then accepted a position with a boutique (approximately 20 attorneys), Dallas-based commercial litigation firm, where he advanced to the level of Partner in very short order (approximately three (3) years from law school graduation). During that time, Matt represented clients primarily in commercial litigation. He initially appeared and argued primarily discovery and dispositive motions before District Court Judges and County Court at Law Judges in the Dallas, Tarrant and Collin County Courts. Over time, his responsibilities grew to include first-chair injunctive relief hearings, as well as participation in jury trials. Matt also gained appellate experience, advocating and arguing before the Fifth Court of Appeals, which resulted in the Court of Appeals reversing a $48 million judgment against his client.

Matt continued his practice with another boutique (approximately 30 attorneys), Dallas-based litigation firm, where he also earned the distinction of becoming a Partner. During that time, Matt continued to represent clients in commercial litigation, while expanding his practice to include insurance defense litigation, residential and commercial real estate litigation, and employment law. In July 2022, Matt joined the firm of Crawford, Wishnew & Lang PLLC as a partner.