Matthew H. Haverstick

Matthew H. Haverstick

Matt Haverstick is a managing partner of the Firm and a partner in the Litigation Department. He represents government officials, private entities, and individuals in high-profile, media intensive litigation and appeals, ranging from major grand jury investigations to Pennsylvania Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of state laws. Referred to in media reports as “counsel of choice for state Republicans in a number of recent policy fights” for his work on matters that garner national press attention, Matt has a strong understanding of local, state, and federal governments, their stakeholders, and the media.

Matt is well known for his appellate advocacy on matters involving important government, public policy issues, Pennsylvania constitutional law, and state grand jury practice. He has argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court numerous times, and he has argued and briefed upwards of 100 matters in Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court. Matt also frequently represents both private and public entities in white collar criminal matters, regulatory investigations, and high-stakes civil litigation.

In addition, Matt has successfully handled various newsworthy legal matters, including his representation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, which were both included in the grand jury report on child sex abuse in Catholic churches. He has represented State Senate Republicans and congressmen in legal fights such as redistricting, gubernatorial COVID-19 emergency orders, and election outcomes; as well as the Pennsylvania Treasury in a multi-million dollar dispute with the State of Delaware that is pending in the U.S. Supreme Court’s original jurisdiction. Matt also handled litigation against the NCAA, which overturned all sanctions against Penn State and caused the NCAA to cede control of a $60 million trust, resulting in the funds being solely spent in Pennsylvania to combat child abuse.

Matt understands the critical importance of serving as a trusted advisor and counselor to his clients and is adept at handling media inquiries and often serves as a spokesman on behalf of his clients. He has been featured in various television and print outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Time, and the BBC.

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