Matt is a business litigation attorney who is passionate about giving his clients strong and effective legal representation. He knows the importance of smart, frank, and cost-effective counsel—he grew up in a family of business owners and over the years has run a few companies. From highly complex litigation to simple collection work, Matt has the experience and attention to detail that generates results. At Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A., he represents business owners in a range of practice areas, including contract disputes, consumer and business fraud actions, collection matters, real estate disputes, new business start-up, contract drafting, and just about every type of civil litigation you can imagine.
Matt has represented multi-national homebuilders against class action drywall contamination claims, assisted numerous clients with complex breach of contract claims, tried insurance coverage and damage claims, and represented hundreds of businesses in economic loss claims after environmental disasters. In addition to litigation, his general business practice includes setting up new businesses, drafting contracts including service and licensing agreements, and filing copyright claims to protect intellectual property rights.
If bringing a lawsuit is necessary, Matt will work tirelessly to fight for your cause. Through the initial filing of the suit, discovery, trial, and even appeal, he will keep you updated on the status of your case and what you should expect in the future. And even though he is a trial attorney by trade, he knows not every dispute is best solved through litigation. If a settlement can be reached without a lawsuit, Matt will work towards crafting an agreement that makes you whole again.
While some attorneys are impossible to reach and seemingly always out of the office, Matt prides himself on giving each of his clients the individualized attention and personalized service they deserve. If your best efforts at solving a business dispute have failed, drop by the Weaver, Bennett & Bland office and discuss with Matt the most direct and timely path towards a resolution.
- North Carolina State Bar
- Florida State Bar
- Connecticut State Bar
- Western Kentucky University, B.A.
- Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D. Magna Cum Laude
- North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section Member
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Member
- Florida Bar Association and Connecticut Bar Association, Member
- Featured guest speaker in numerous presentations given to various organizations around the United States—topics vary, including complex litigation tactics, research strategy, environmental litigation, job readiness, and public speaking and persuasion strategy
- Scholarly Publication: Procedural Squabbling Ahead of Global Annihilation: Strengthening the National Environmental Policy Act in a New Technological Era, 11 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 321 (2010)
- Mentor with Tulane Law School Maritime Journal
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Civil Courts Committee Member
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Member
- Volunteer mediator for landlord & tenants disputes with Judge Becky Tin and Civil Courts Committee
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee Member
- Recipient of “Above & Beyond Award” from Guardian ad Litem program
- Editor-in-Chief, Florida Coastal Law Review
- National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) Member
- North Carolina Regional Middle School Mock Trial Tournament (NC Bar Association): Presiding Trial Judge
Honors & Awards
Recipient of “Above & Beyond Award” from Guardian ad Litem program
Media & Publications
3 Legal Tips Protect Small Business
5 Tips Every Recording Artist Must Know
Giving Up Solo Practice for Firm Life
Protect Your Wedding & Event Business
Matt Villmer Talks Entertainment Law
4 Must Have Lease Terms for Landlords
Ethics for Big Law or Big 4
Payroll Fraud Reclassification
Video: Locals Waiting for Recovery
2011 Rising Stars
Video: Town Hall Meeting on Oil Spill
Locals Blame Transocean & BP
Strengthening the EPA in Technological Era
Know When and Why to get Legal Advice