Matthew L. Garretson


Class Action
Mass Tort
Settlement Administration

Matt Garretson is the founding partner of Garretson Resolution Group (GRG),which provides mass tort/class action settlement allocation and fund administration services. The company also handles Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement claims, government benefit strategies, and probate administration for individual and mass tort plaintiffs. He received his BA from YaleUniversity and his law degree at Kentucky's Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Matt is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars about lawyers’ professional responsibilities — including liens and reimbursement claims - in individual and mass tort settlements. Furthermore, Matt is the author of a legal text book published by West Publishing entitled Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases.  In addition, he has authored several articles1 regarding professional responsibility in individual and mass tort settlements that have been published in many national, state as well as international publications. In 2005, Loyola University Journal of Public Interest Law  published an article he authored entitled, "A Practical Approach to Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in Aggregate Settlements."

Matt serves as the special master and/or administrator of settlement funds throughout the country in many product liability, civil rights and church-related sexual abuse matters.

1 Such articles have been published in American Association for Justice’s Trial Magazine, The American Bar Association’s The Professional Lawyer, Ohio Trial, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Journal, Utah Trial Journal, New York State Trial Lawyers Institute Bill of Particulars, Texas Trial Lawyers Briefcase Online, New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers In Brief, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association The Gavel Journal, Florida Justice Association’s FJA Journal and Insurance Day in the United Kingdom. I have spoken about these issues at seminars sponsored by numerous state trial lawyer and state bar associations, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now called American Association for Justice), Mealey’s (Lexis / Nexis) and Mass Torts Made Perfect.