Matt Couch practices in Moorhead Law Group’s litigation group in the Pensacola office. His practice areas include real estate and construction disputes, business litigation, and employment law. He also assists small business clients with a variety of matters, including employment issues as well as drafting and reviewing various corporate documents.
Matt also has a background in transportation law, with a focus on railroad personal injury claims and regulatory compliance. Matt has in-depth knowledge of and experience litigating a myriad of issues involving railroad and transportation law, alleged toxic exposure, general personal injury, automobile negligence, property damage, medical malpractice, and regulatory enforcement and compliance. In particular, Matt’s experience includes representing national and regional transportation entities at the trial and appellate levels. He has litigated claims arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, Locomotive Inspection Act, Federal Safety Appliance Act, Railway Labor Act, Federal Railroad Safety Act, Railroad Retirement Tax Act, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, and related federal and state statutes and regulations governing common carriers.
Matt earned his J.D., with honors, from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Sharon L. Blackburn on the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. After his clerkship, Matt built and solidified his reputation as a skilled litigator at a large Birmingham law firm, where he represented local and national clients in a wide array of legal matters. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and Alabama.
Missing family, friends, and the Gulf Coast, Matt and his wife Mary Ann decided to move their growing family back home to Pensacola in 2019. Matt is dedicated to working tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for the clients he represents. His legal knowledge, tenacity, and engaging personality help him to effectively advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. As an avid distance runner, Matt understands that hard work and persistence are necessary to achieve desired results. He applies that same approach to his legal practice.
- Escambia/Santa Rosa County Bar Association
- United Way of West Florida (Board of Directors)
- Heidi Yefremov – Nala Certified Paralegal, Florida Registered Paralegal
- Alison Gentry – Legal Assistant