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Telephone: 205-716-5280
Facsimile: 205-716-5389
Email: mmc@cabaniss.com

2001 Park Place North
Suite 700
Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4804

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Matthew M. Couch

Matt Couch is an associate in the firm’s Birmingham office.  His practice focuses on civil litigation in the transportation sector, particularly in the areas of railroad personal injury claims and regulatory compliance.  He regularly represents local and national clients in the transportation industry, litigating a wide array of issues and legal claims in state and federal courts.  Matt is admitted to practice law in all state and federal district courts in Alabama and all state courts in Florida.  Prior to joining the firm, Matt clerked for Judge Sharon L. Blackburn, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama.  Matt graduated with honors from Cumberland School of Law in 2011, where he served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Matt graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2008.

When not practicing law, Matt enjoys participating in outdoor activities with his wife, Mary Ann, including running, hiking, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.  He also serves on the junior board of directors for the Firehouse Shelter, a men’s homeless shelter and outreach organization serving the Birmingham, Alabama, metro area.

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Areas of Practice:

  • Railroad Litigation
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Employment Law

Education:

  • J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law, 2011
    • J. Morris and Eula Mae Brown
    • Scholar of Merit
    • American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Research and Writing Editor
  • B.A., magna cum laude, in English Appalachian State University, 2008
    • Ella Thompson Hobbs Scholarship
    • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Admitted to Practice:

  • Alabama State Bar (2011)
  • Florida State Bar (2012)