Attorney Profiles

Matthew R. Wendler
Matthew was born in La Jolla, California, raised in Pennsylvania, and earned his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

While in law school, Matthew served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jacqueline O. Shogan of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He also served as the chairperson of the moot-court board and received a certificate in International and Comparative Law.

Upon graduating from law school, Matthew served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable David C. Klementik of the Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he practiced in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, focusing on the defense of manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, firearms, automotive vehicles, and industrial cranes in product-liability actions filed in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Matthew co-authored the book Pennsylvania Causes of Action (3rd Edition). His articles have been published in The National Law Journal, and The Legal Intelligencer, a prominent Pennsylvania publication. Additionally, he co-presented the webinar Are Plaintiffs Allegedly Injured by Generic Drugs Down and Out? Matt recently co-authored an article with Kelly Lenahan that was published in the Trial Advocate Quarterly Spring 2017 issue titled “Call Me Maybe: Punitive Damages in Cases Arising from Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Cell Phone Use”.