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Matthew Kennedy

  • Attorney

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Disputes
  • Constitutional Issues
  • State and Local Tax Issues
  • Unemployment Tax Disputes
  • Unemployment Benefit Proceedings
  • Insurance Bad Faith Matters
  • Public Information Act Matters


Matt Kennedy is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who has handled for clients numerous cases of high-stakes litigation.

Prior to joining Dunham LLP, Matt advised and represented both private and public sector clients, including elected officials and government entities in a variety of novel and precedent-setting matters. His prior experience includes litigating cases involving business disputes, Constitutional issues, rules challenges, ultra vires challenges, state and local tax issues, unemployment tax disputes, unemployment benefit proceedings, insurance bad faith matters, public information act matters, and election disputes. These cases took him to trial and appellate courts across Texas, where he enjoyed telling his clients' stories in creative and compelling ways carefully crafted to achieve optimal results.

At Dunham LLP, Matt uses this experience to strategically craft arguments and guide clients through an array of civil litigation.

Representative Matters

Obtained injunction for founder of LLC who had been improperly removed from management and stripped of his ownership interests.

Prevailed on behalf of clients in multimillion-dollar suits brought by a major oil refiner and a major consumer packaged goods company related to the tax treatment of their sales of commodity futures contracts and derivatives on commodity futures contracts. Successfully defended the take-nothing judgments in the Third Court of Appeals.

Earned a take-nothing judgment in a suit brought by a concrete manufacturer seeking a refund of Texas franchise taxes because it claimed the Comptroller understated its deduction for costs of goods sold by failing to include all of its costs of the ready-mix concrete trucks and the drivers. Then successfully defended the judgment on appeal.

Obtained the dismissal of a suit where several individuals sought a refund of more than $10 million in sales and use tax on behalf of themselves and the consumers of a major retailer where the consumers retained the right to seek the refunds themselves.

Successfully defended an agency decision in trial court awarding an individual severance pay that was provided for in his offer letter but that the employer refused to pay upon his termination.

Secured a reversal of a trial court judgment in favor of a major fitness center granting a refund of sales and use tax on its purchases of dumbbells and other small fitness equipment that its members used while in the facility.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Honors: CALI Award for highest grade in Criminal Appellate Advocacy
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Political Science and Government

Bar Admission

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas