Matt Boatman Personal Injury Attorney

Matthew R. Boatman


Matt is a distinguished legal practitioner specializing in complex and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. With a dedicated focus on cases arising from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and negligence, defective products, unsafe premises, and insurance coverage disputes, Matt brings a wealth of expertise and advocacy to his clients' needs.

Having played a pivotal role in a multitude of high-profile cases, Matt has prominently served on trial teams handling cases of significant societal impact. Noteworthy examples include his contributions to the legal representation of the survivors of the Yarnell, Arizona Hotshot Firefighters’ tragedy, his involvement in multi-district product liability litigation against industry leader C.R. Bard, and his participation in the Cook multi-district litigation concerning defective vena cava filters. Matt’s track record boasts remarkable successes in securing multi-million-dollar settlements on behalf of clients who have suffered severe injuries (or death) due to defective vehicles and catastrophic accidents.

Outside of the firm, Matt finds fulfillment in his personal pursuits. He cherishes quality time spent with his wife and daughter, and enjoys being physically active through golfing, weightlifting, and racquetball.

See Matt’s profile on our main website.

Honors & Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Civil Attorney in Arizona, 2017-Present
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Personal Injury – Products: Plaintiff, 2018-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2020-2024

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Representative Experience

  • $4,250,000 settlement for clients in a motor vehicle accident in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • $2,000,000 settlement for couple in motor vehicle crash.
  • $1,900,000 settlement against nursing home.
  • $1,825,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case
  • $1,200,000 settlement against auto manufacturer for failure to warn claim.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for slip-and-fall.
  • $950,000 settlement for rear-end accident.
  • $800,000 settlement for complications stemming from plastic surgery.
  • $500,000 jury verdict for motor vehicle accident in Payson, Arizona.

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.

A special thanks to Matt Boatman, Maria, Christine, and whoever else was involved in my case. You did a fantastic job in resolving it in a timely manner which was very helpful and everyone involved deserves a special thanks for your support and time and effort. If I should ever need help with anything or know of anyone who is need of help, I will definitely let them know how much you all did.  Thank you to Maria for your support – your kindness is truly amazing.  A special thanks to Angel for helping me through this review process.  Also, thank you to Matt and Bob who met with me the first time and a great thanks to Christine who always kept me updated throughout my case.

Ronny GorkinGoogle

Excellent experience with Gallagher & Kennedy. They fulfilled all that I had hoped. The communication throughout the process was great and they made everything simple for me. I highly recommend them. Working with Matt and Maria was a fantastic experience.

Ryan ThurmanGoogle

You never want to find yourself needing an injury attorney, but if you do, having someone with experience, vast knowledge of the law, and a caring way of dealing with you, is beyond necessary! I found all of that and MORE with Maria Raciti and Matt Boatman. Dealing with Maria through this process has truly been a pleasure, and quite a relief! All I had to do was let them handle it. I always felt informed, cared about, and fought for. I can’t say enough about the level of appreciation I have for their hard work and dedication to get the absolute best result possible. And that’s exactly what they did. Thank you!

Corina MariGoogle

Great experience with Matt [Boatman] and his team they made a stressful situation very comfortable an easy hands on experience for me. Thank you again.

Kat SumterGoogle

Matt Boatman represented me and was very helpful and professional! Always was there to answer any questions and was there when I needed him!

Kyle WilliamsGoogle

I was blessed to have been put in touch with Gallagher and Kennedy. Many law firms will settle for the low hanging fruit but G&K put in the hard work and resources to get me the compensation that I deserved.

Tommy OhmartGoogle

Matt Boatman was an absolute delight to work with after my husband’s car accident. Matt is professional, knowledgeable, accessible and caring. He always kept my husband’s medical care and needs forefront. Matt’s diligence is the reason we received the highest possible monetary settlement allowed for the case.

Eileen FreydbergGoggle

Matt was great to work with. He walked us through every step and didn’t mind all of my questions. I was very happy with how quickly he responded and appreciated everything he did for us.

Rickie WoodGoogle

I am very happy that Matt Boatman was my attorney. Was there to answer any questions also his staff was fantastic. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.

Amy TraceyGoogle

I wanna take my time to say how amazing Matt Boatman and his team are thank you Matt for everything you did for my family you truly made a difference in our lives, Matt was super responsive and committed. The outcome he was able to get for us was amazing I will forever be thankful ! Hands down best law firm. 100% recommended!!

Juliana GarciaGoogle

Matt Boatman and his team went to bat for me. I was in good hands through the entire process. Highly recommend!

Stephanie MarianiGoogle

“EXCELLENT! I can’t imagine how difficult this would have been without Matthew Boatman and Gallagher & Kennedy in my corner. Matthew went above and beyond to ensure I was taken care of after the accident.

Steve P.Google

Matt and his team are great. Super responsive and diligent and most importantly were committed to getting the best outcome for me. I would definitely recommend Gallagher & Kennedy Injury Lawyers.

MARK K.Google

Up until recently, I was a client of Mr. Matt Boatman at Gallagher & Kennedy. It was a reassuring pleasure to work with he and his talented team during every aspect of my physical recovery and throughout the legal/settlement process. There was never any pressure or stress, and I was able to seek my preference of treatment with his full support. Matt’s dedication, consideration, and professionalism contributed to not only my recovery – but also discounted PT bills and a very generous settlement. I am grateful to have met him and would highly recommend he and his team.


Matt Boatman represented me after I was injured in a bar fight while on the job. He coordinated everything with my workman’s comp and law enforcement. He got me a settlement number that I was happy with and aggressively pursued the at fault party. Matt also communicated with me every step of the way with updates on my case and was easily reachable. As frustrating as my situation was, Matt assured me he would handle it. Would highly recommend using G&K if you’re a victim of a crime.

Christian M.

If I could give this gentleman a six-star review I would very well do that. After representing me after I was struck by a vehicle while riding my bike. He strongly voiced my opinion, represented me, and did me the greatest outcome that I never thought would even have been possible. If you ever have the chance to have this gentleman / attorney represent you in your case then consider that a blessing. Matthew Boatman gets my highest honor and gratitude and a special thanks to you (MATT) for representing me at times that I couldn’t represent myself. Greatly appreciated and thank you from the bottom of my hearth! I give you 6 star review!


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