Matt Dearmond

Partner

(502) 625-2846

MDearmond@GrayIce.com

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Matt Dearmond focuses his practice on business litigation, with experiencing spanning a broad range of business disputes, including breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims, non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and more. In addition, Matt has experience in litigating intellectual property matters, general insurance defense, and real estate disputes for realtors, buyers, and sellers.

From corporations to privately held businesses, to business owners and employees, Matt takes pride in his ability to achieve successes for his clients both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. As a business litigator, Matt understands his clients are not in the business to litigate. With that in mind, Matt approaches each matter with an eye toward the most efficient, practical way to resolve the dispute. If the matter cannot be resolved, Matt has the tools and experience to vindicate his clients’ interests in the trial court.

Clients appreciate Matt’s articulate and effective motion practice, founded on thorough legal research, compelling writing, and persuasive arguments in court. They know they can count on him to guide them through complex issues, recommend effective case strategies, and help them meet their objectives, which often include achieving favorable outcomes without having to undertake costly litigation.

In addition, Matt has a strong and growing appellate practice and has handled matters before the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

While an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky, Matt served as an intern for the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission and worked on a state House of Representatives campaign. He continued to nurture his legal and political interests at the UK College of Law, where he served as a member of the Election Law Society and the Kentucky Law Journal.

Matt seeks out ways to use his legal skills to support Louisville’s music community. He is an avid sports fan and closely follows the St. Louis Cardinals and the UK Wildcats.

Matt Dearmond Experience

Obtained complete dismissal of case in favor of mortgage servicing company in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in a matter involving claims under the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act (“RESPA”) and breach of contract

Successfully obtained preliminary injunction for university professor in federal court matter involving violations of due process, which ultimately lead to a favorable settlement for the client

Obtained summary judgment in favor of school board of education in case involving the Kentucky Whistleblower Act

Obtained summary judgment in favor of school administrator on claims of negligence and negligent supervision in state court matter

Obtained dismissal in favor of school district at the administrative level, followed by another successful dismissal of the related case in Federal Court in IDEA and Due Process case

Awarded summary judgment in case involving basic reparations benefits after asserting novel theory that was upheld by the Kentucky Court of Appeals as a matter of first impression

Obtained complete dismissal for his business client on claims pertaining to an alleged promissory note with an exposure to his client of close to $1,000,000

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of his lawyer-client in the Western District of Kentucky in a legal malpractice case arising from advice given related to auctions of thoroughbred racehorses

Member, Kentucky Bar Association

Member, Fayette County Bar Association

Member, Louisville Bar Association

Kentucky

University of Kentucky, J.D., 2016, cum laude

Kentucky Law Journal

  • College of Law Legal Clinic
  • Election Law Society
  • University of Kentucky, B.A. Philosophy, 2012

University of Kentucky, B.A. Political Science, 2012

CALI Award: Constitutional Law I

CALI Award: Evidence

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