Matthew R. Boatman


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.  He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a top 40 civil attorney under the age of 40 in Arizona.

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.

See Matt’s profile on our personal injury website.

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.

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

Honors & Awards

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


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