Matthew  - D. - Haydo

Matthew D. Haydo

Senior Attorney
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3828 - office


  • Washington & Jefferson College, B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 2002
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
  • University of Virginia National Trial Advocacy College, 2012


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Mr. Haydo's primary areas of practice are trial work and litigation focusing on class actions, complex torts, medical monitoring, products liability and workplace injury.

Representative Experience

  • Substantial experience defending medical monitoring class actions and mass litigation arising from chemical exposure
  • Trial experience defending product liability, negligence and Uniform Commercial Code litigation
  • Substantial experience defending deliberate intent actions arising from workplace injuries
  • Experience defending allegations of groundwater contamination by parties seeking medical monitoring
  • Substantial experience defending civil action and managing written discovery and document production in construction litigation covering over twenty sites in several different states
  • Experience litigating white collar civil matter from plaintiff side in federal court
  • Significant experience defending business-to-business contract disputes and related fraud and defamation causes of action


  • "Qualified Intermediaries and the Taxpayers Who Trust Them: Like-Kind Exchangers with Nothing to Exchange." 46 Duq. L. Rev. 493
  • "Securities Law - Class Actions . . . Merrill Lynch v. Dabit, 126 S. Ct. 1503 (2006)" 45 Duq. L. Rev. 325


  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) leadership position in Lawyers' Professionalism and Ethics Committee
  • Duquesne Law Review, Volume 46 - Executive Articles Editor - Solicited, negotiated and secured article commitment from IRS Chief Counsel Donald Korb and others
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Environmental Law
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