Matt Boatman Personal Injury Attorney

Matthew R. Boatman


Matt Boatman joined Gallagher & Kennedy’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death group in 2013. Since coming to the firm, he has been a member of multiple trial teams in several high profile cases.

Matt was part of the team in the Yarnell, Arizona Hotshot Firefighters’ survivors’ cases, complex medical malpractice cases that have reached multi-million dollar settlements and numerous large products liability cases, also resulting in multi-million dollar settlements. He is working closely with lead counsel in the multi-district product liability litigation against C.R. Bard, and in the Cook multi-district litigation for defective vena cava filters.  Matt has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a top 40 civil attorney under the age of 40 in Arizona.

See Matthew’s profile on our main website.

Honors & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Personal Injury – Products: Plaintiff, 2018-2022
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2020-2022
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Civil Attorney in Arizona, 2017-2021


Representative Experience

  • $1,200,000 settlement against auto manufacturer for failure to warn claim.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for slip-and-fall.
  • $2,000,000 settlement for couple in motor vehicle crash.
  • $500,000 jury verdict for motor vehicle accident in Payson, Arizona.
  • Dozens of six-figure settlements for auto accidents.
  • Settled numerous matters that have totaled well in excess of eight figures for his clients.

Press Releases

Related News

  • Plaintiff’s lawyer Matt Boatman comments regarding Rasmussen’s actions, The Daily Courier, November 16, 2021


  • He has traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe and has a great passion for ancient Greek history.

Practice Areas


  • Arizona Summit Law School
    J.D., 2013
  • Arizona State University
    B.A., 2010

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2014
  • U.S. District Court,
    District of Arizona, 2014

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona,
    Member, 2014-Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association,
    Member, 2014-Present
  • Hebros Young Professional’s
    Bible Group, Member, 2013-Present