The article, titled "Profile: Matt Dow runs one of the most influential law firms in Austin
," focused on Mr. Dow's role as managing partner of the firm's Austin office.
In the wide-ranging interview, Mr. Dow discussed the many changes he's seen since moving to Austin with his family as a child. He also discussed his family, hobbies, favorite Austin spots, and lessons learned from his first job working in construction.
"I learned you have to take what you do seriously, but not take yourself too seriously; I could see that even as a 15-year-old kid working construction," he said.
Matt also mentioned the influence that retired Texas District Court Judge John K. Dietz had on him as a mentor and role model. "... He was passionate about effective advocacy," Matt said. "And whether he was speaking at a CLE or making comments from the bench, he understands how to be an effective advocate better than anyone I've ever encountered."
Matt is a civil trial lawyer with a wide range of experience throughout Texas. Over his 31 years of practicing trial law, Matt has tried more than 30 cases, with more than half of those being first chair jury trials. He has extensive trial experience in federal and state courts representing companies in trade secret, non-compete, discrimination, fiduciary and shareholder litigation. His experience also includes administrative appeals protecting the interests of his clients doing business in Texas. He has also argued before several Texas appellate courts and the Texas Supreme Court. He received his B.A. from Baylor University and his J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law.