Attorney Matt Fleming is a shareholder at Murphy Desmond representing both public and private sector clients in municipal law and related areas including land use regulation, economic development, tax incremental financing, alcohol and other licensing and permitting issues, open meetings and public records law, ordinance drafting, real estate, special assessments and general litigation, with a special focus with respect to private clients on property tax assessment and eminent domain disputes.
Matt is also an established presenter on municipal law issues. He has given Continuing Legal Education lectures on topics relating to local government law through Lorman, National Business Institute and the State Bar of Wisconsin, including Open Meetings and Public Records Law, Building Code Enforcement, Land Use and Property Tax Assessment. He also lectured at the University of Wisconsin Law School on Local Government Administrative Practice between 2009 and 2015.
Matt was recently included on the 2019 list of Best Lawyers in America in two categories: Municipal Law and Litigation-Land Use and Zoning. In 2015, Fleming was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell and lawyers.com with an AV (top) rating. He was also named a "Rising Star" by Wisconsin Super Lawyers earlier in his career.
- Wisconsin, 1998
- U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1998
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1998, J.D.
- University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994, B.S.
Awards & Recognition
- Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Land Use and Zoning (2019)
- Best Lawyers in America, Municipal Law (2019)
- Rated AV (top rating) by Martindale Hubbell
- "Rising Star" - Municipal Law, Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Magazine, 2006, 2007, 2011
Associations and Memberships
- Administrative Law and Local Government Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Directors (2011 - 2014)
- Dane County Bar Association, Member
- State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- Interviewed for feature article: "Lawyers: Foxconn lawsuit not your typical eminent-domain dispute," Wisconsin Law Journal (January 23, 2018)