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Matthew K. Strout

matthew.strout@chrisjen.com
VCard

257 East 200 South, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
 


Matthew joined Christensen & Jensen as an associate in 2020. Matthew specializes in complex civil litigation, and he has represented individuals, businesses, and government entities in state and federal courts in Utah, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The cases Matthew has handled are diverse, including nationwide class actions, whistleblower lawsuits, product liability and personal injury actions, wage and hour cases, and civil rights lawsuits, among other things. Representative matters include:

  • Negotiated a six-figure settlement on behalf of an employee who was wrongfully denied commissions by his employer. 
  • Negotiated a six-figure settlement on behalf of employees of a hotel and banquet center who were wrongfully denied overtime pay.
  • Authored the complaint and pre-trial motions in a class action lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America that ended in a multimillion-dollar settlement. 
  • Successfully defended a wrongful arrest lawsuit on behalf of the City of St. George and a police officer (won motion for summary judgment).

Matthew is a native of Maine, and he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine in 2010. Matthew attended law school at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude in 2015, and he was awarded the distinction of Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society Fellow for his dedication to serving the community. Before moving to Utah in 2018, Matthew worked as an attorney at a law firm in Philadelphia that focuses on consumer protection class actions and mass torts. And before joining Christensen & Jensen, Matthew worked at a boutique law firm in Salt Lake City that practices general complex civil litigation.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

General Complex Civil Litigation:

Cases related to (among others):

  • Class Actions
  • Mass Torts
  • Antitrust law
  • Whistleblower
  • False Claims Act Litigation

Personal Injury:

Christensen & Jensen’s plaintiffs’ personal injury attorneys are committed to achieving the best results for their clients from the first call of emergency response to the jury trial to the last argument on appeal. Over the years, our plaintiffs’ personal injury attorneys have astutely handled and successfully resolved numerous multi-million dollar cases for individuals and families. Our plaintiffs’ personal injury attorneys have significant experience handling large catastrophic personal injury cases. Our attorneys’ ability to litigate, try, and appeal cases ultimately redounds to our clients’ benefit in the form of timely and significant settlements. Determined to maximize the results for each of the firm’s personal injury clients, our plaintiffs’ personal injury attorneys set forth a results-oriented approach, working diligently to garner the best results for a given client.
https://www.chrisjen.com/Practice-Personal

Government Defense:

Christensen & Jensen’s governmental defense attorneys have successfully represented governmental entities and/or their employees in a number of different disputes from cities to counties to utility districts, fire and police departments to road departments to individual police officers and other emergency responders.  Christensen & Jensen has also represented a number of individuals in front of governmental agencies, including representing individuals before the city councils and planning commissions, the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (“DOPL”), the Utah State Bar, the National Labor Relations Board, and numerous other governing bodies and regulatory agencies.
https://www.chrisjen.com/Practice-Government-Defense

Insurance Claims & Disputes:

Christensen & Jensen’s insurance claims and disputes attorneys are especially skilled at handling all insurance related issues.  Our insurance claims and disputes attorneys have handled litigating denials of, or delays in, coverage or bad faith insurance practices, compelling the defense of a liability claim, compelling contribution by an insurer to a settlement, responding to reservation of rights letters, and demanding separate counsel for the insured. 
https://www.chrisjen.com/Practice-Insurance‚Äč

Appeals:

Christensen & Jensen’s appellate attorneys have enjoyed high rates of success in the Utah appellate courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Because our appellate attorneys are also trial lawyers, they are uniquely positioned to evaluate and handle a case from beginning to end.  Some firms may only handle trials or appeal, which can oftentimes blunt the sight of the attorneys involved.  Christensen & Jensen prides itself on its ability to see a case from all perspectives, whether at the trial court level, the court of appeals level, or the supreme court level.
https://www.chrisjen.com/Practice-Appeals


PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Utah State Courts
U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado


EDUCATION

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. (2015)
University of Maine, B.A. Political Science (2010)

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