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MATT PIERCE is a shareholder at the firm in the area of labor and employment law. Before joining the firm in 2017, Matt practiced at a union-side labor firm in Fort Worth, Texas. He has represented and advised international and local labor unions across diverse fields, including electrical workers, service and hospitality workers, firefighters, police officers, teachers, transportation and aerospace workers, and other public and private sector employees. His union representation has involved litigation in federal and state courts; proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and other administrative agencies; and arbitrations. Matt has also represented employee benefit funds in federal litigation and has represented individuals in various employment disputes, including discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, the ADA and related statutes; collective wage and hour actions under the FLSA and state wage laws; breach of contract and wrongful termination; and employment-related tort actions such as defamation.  

Matt received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He received a B.A. summa cum laude in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma, where he was a National Merit Scholar. Matt has co-authored several academic papers and presentations, including Service Contract Act: An Overview, Section 4(c) and Federal Enclaves for the AFL-CIO Lawyer Coordinating Committee's 34th Annual Union Lawyers Conference, and Recent Developments Under the National Labor Relations Act for the 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section.


Matt is a contributing editor for the treatise The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act (Bloomberg BNA, 2021), and he currently serves as co-chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section's Social Media Committee. He has been recognized in the Illinois Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars since 2021.


  • Illinois Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

  • Supreme Court of Texas (Inactive)


  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2013

  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 20210

notable cases

  • City of Springfield v. PBPA Unit #5 and Springfield Firefighters, IAFF Local 37, 2021 IL App (4th) 200164, appeal denied, 183 N.E.3d 914 (Ill. 2021)

  • City of Mattoon (Fire Department), 37 PERI ¶ 30 (ILRB-SP 2020), aff'd, 2021 IL App (4th) 200417-U

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