Matthew S. Tarkington

Matthew S. Tarkington

Matthew Tarkington is a member of the firm's appellate and civil litigation groups. He represents clients in both federal and state proceedings. He has experience at all levels of the legal system: administrative actions, trials, and appeals. Matthew's practice focuses on business and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in matters concerning covenants not to compete, employment discrimination, breach of fiduciary duties, interference with contractual relationships, lender liability claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, and trade secret violations as well as many other general business issues.

Matthew is also skilled at litigating a wide range of civil disputes including civil rights (1983 actions), real estate disputes, fraud, defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence, and wrongful death. He is well-versed in proceedings governed by the Indiana Administrative Orders and Procedures Act and the Indiana Tort Claims Act. Matthew is also an experienced appellate lawyer and has argued before the Indiana Supreme Court.

Matthew is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Utah. He is also a registered Indiana civil and domestic mediator. Matthew is available to serve as a mediator in your case either in our Indianapolis office or at any location in Indiana.

While in law school, Matthew served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Valparaiso University Law Review.

Bar Admissions

State – Indiana
State – Utah
Federal – Northern District of Indiana
Federal – Southern District of Indiana
Federal – Utah District Court
Federal - Seventh Circuit
Federal – Tenth Circuit


Purdue University, B.A., Political Science, 1998
Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2002, Cum Laude


Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Leaders Series

Affiliations & Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Member
Indiana Bar Association, Member
Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
Batesville Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Batesville Main Street, Board of Directors
Indiana Association of Mediators, Board of Directors
Indianapolis Legal Lines, Volunteer
Indianapolis Bar Association - Ask-A-Lawyer, Volunteer
Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Volunteer Judge
Valparaiso University School of Law Advisory Council, Member