Matthew P. MacLeod


Matthew P. MacLeod

Matt is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University in 2003.  Matt is a shareholder focusing his practice in plaintiff’s catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death and criminal law.

In his nearly ten years as a lawyer, Matt has distinguished himself in the courtroom and the community.  He is passionate about his clients and dedicated to seeking justice on their behalf.  He has a sterling reputation within the legal community, and is held in high regard by opposing counsel and the judiciary.

Matt has been certified as one of the top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40 years of age by the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 in both 2012 and 2013.  Matt has also been selected a Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers since 2013.

Before joining Gallagher and Kennedy, Matt was a Senior Associate at the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Officer where he accumulated an impressive trial resume with a plethora of not guilty verdicts on behalf of his clients.

See Matt’s profile on our personal injury website.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2003

Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona Association for Justice, Board of Directors, 2020-2021

Honors & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, 2017-2020
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2020-2021
  • Arizona Kidney Foundation, Dancing With the Stars, People’s Choice Award Winner & Philanthropic Award Winner, February 2020
  • Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, 2013-2016
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40, 2012-2013

Community & Philanthropy

  • St. Francis Xavier School Vice President of Parents’ Association Board 2020-2021
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, Vice Chairman
  • Gallagher & Kennedy Summer Associate Co-Chair, 2018-2020
  • Gallagher & Kennedy Paralegal Review Committee, 2018-2020
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, Board Member, 2016-2000
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, Vice Chairman




Speaking Engagements

  • Arizona Sports Hall of Fame (honoring Coach John MacLeod), 2017
  • CLE in The Red Rocks – Policy Limits Demand Letters
  • Keynote Speaker: 9th Annual – A Love Not Forgotten Gala (honoring Coach John MacLeod)
  • Mitigation for Lawyers: Presented at Arizona Public Defender Association Conference
  • Trial Masters: A Look into the Value Options Case and Tools and Techniques for Difficult Cases: Presented at the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association