Matthew Ploeger is dedicated to serving Sutliff & Stout’s clients with diligence, skill, and commitment.  He enjoys the intellectual challenges, but even more importantly, finds great satisfaction in helping people understand and navigate the legal system and championing them in the courts.

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Matthew Ploeger began his legal career serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Nathan L. Hecht, the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.  He then joined the appellate practice group at a major law firm, where, for over ten years, he handled all manner of appeals and worked closely with trial teams, providing crucial support by handling summary judgments and other pre-trial motions, jury charges, and post-verdict motions.  With this experience, Matthew opened his own appellate law practice.

As his educational background indicates, Matthew has long been interested in law and the ways we resolve disputes.  Before attending law school at Stanford, Matthew studied sociology of law and criminology at the University of Texas, ultimately earning a Ph.D.  Throughout his time at UT, Matthew had the privilege of being the research assistant for the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, with Professors Teresa Sullivan, Jay Westbrook, and (now Senator) Elizabeth Warren.

Throughout all of this study and practice, Matthew’s love of the law has never waned.  He continues to enjoy the intellectual challenges, but even more importantly, finds great satisfaction in helping people understand and navigate the legal system and championing them in the courts.  He is dedicated to serving Sutliff & Stout’s clients with diligence, skill, and commitment.


EDUCATION BACKGROUND

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS