Matt Elliott

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Matt handles a wide variety of civil litigation, with a special focus on employment disputes.  He has significant experience defending discrimination and retaliation lawsuits in state and federal courts.  He also regularly handles wage claims, including class actions and collective actions, and advises individuals and employers regarding non-compete issues.

Beyond his employment practice, Matt helps clients resolve all types of other disputes.  Representative areas of practice include will contests and estate litigation, insurance coverage, tort claims, business disputes and appeals.

Matt also regularly assists out-of-state attorneys as local counsel in Allen County and statewide.

Matt has been named to the Best Lawyers in America since 2011 and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.  Matt is the managing partner of the firm and served on the firm's management committee from 2014-2021.

In 1998-99, Matt clerked with the Honorable Jerome Farris of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington.

community involvement

Matt serves on the board of Community Harvest Food Bank.


Bachelor’s degree in Economics and English, summa cum laude, University of Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School

court admissions

Admitted to Indiana State Bar – 1999
Admitted to the United States Supreme Court – 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. District Courts for Indiana (Northern & Southern)
U.S. District Court for Michigan (Western)

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Beckman Lawson, LLP
201 West Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 260-422-0800
Fax: 260-420-1013