Matthew W. Stiles, a shareholder with Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C., represents employers in all facets of the employment relationship, with an emphasis in employment litigation, labor relations, employee benefits and executive compensation, trade secrets and restrictive covenants.
Matt is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and maintains a “pre-eminent” (AV) peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his defense of employers in labor and employment matters. Chambers USA has consistently rated Matt among Alabama’s best labor and employment lawyers in its annual guide to the Leading Lawyers for Business.Alabama SuperLawyers and Birmingham Magazine annually rate Matt among the very best of the bar. He has also been named to the Birmingham Business Journal's “Top 40 Under 40,” “Leading Lawyers of Alabama” and “Best of the Bar” lists.
From 2004 to 2007, Matt served as Associate General Counsel for Regions Bank, a Fortune 500 company, where he had chief responsibility for its labor and employment matters, nationwide.
Matt received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and his Juris Doctorate from The University of Alabama School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Alabama Law Review and as a member of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team. During law school, Matt was also a law clerk to The University of Alabama Office of Counsel.
Matt is an adjunct professor of law at The University of Alabama School of Law and a frequent presenter and published writer on employment-related business issues. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Alabama and Tennessee and the United States Supreme Court.
Matt is a devoted husband and father of three sons, a certified master gardener, and a member of the non-profit Boards of Directors of the American Cancer Society of Greater Birmingham, the UAB College Leadership Council, the Alabama Coastal Conservation Association, and Alabama Ducks Unlimited.