Matthew J. Mussalli

America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Pledge

St. John’s University, B.A. in Psychology 1992

St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1995

ADR/Mediation Training

A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1998

New York, 1995

Southern District of Texas

Southern District of Texas, Bankruptcy Division

Eastern District of Texas

Northern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Western District of New York

United States District Court for the Fifth Court of Appeals


Mr. Mussalli has been practicing law since 1996 and in over 25 years of practice, has appeared in both state and federal trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings in Texas, New York, other states and beyond, as clients’ needs have required.


Mr. Mussalli has been practicing law for over 25 years, with an emphasis on litigation of complex business, personal injury and death and commercial disputes.  In 2005, Mr. Mussalli achieved an AV-Preeminent rating, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell® peer reviewed rating for lawyers based on professional legal ability and ethical standards.    


He has been recognized for his professional achievements by Super Lawyers, H-Texas and his peers.  He has first and second-chaired many cases to jury verdict in various state and federal courts in Texas and New York and is often retained by other attorneys as trial counsel.  Among the past cases in which Mr. Mussalli has had either primary or shared responsibility have been prosecution and defense of commercial business, shareholder and member oppression, construction, wrongful death and contested probate litigation matters.  Such cases involve as few as one Plaintiff and one Defendant to as many as dozens of parties.  The substantive complexity varies on a case-by-case basis, but Mr. Mussalli's diverse background and ability to get to the heart of the controversy and determine leverage points aids clients very well.  By way of example, two such construction disputes involved marine rigs.  One involved the Deepwater Nautilus, sister vessel to the Deepwater Horizon, and the other concerned Pride Kansas.  Both cases involved extensive analysis of critical path failures, coordination of trades and substantial damages and financial exposure.


Mr. Mussalli also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution of cases through mediation and binding arbitration under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and American Arbitration Association (AAA) rules.

Mr. Mussalli is a Texas Certified Mediator, having completed his mediation training at the A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center.


Most of the firm’s clients are Texas-based individuals and businesses, ranging from single entrepreneurs and small, family-owned businesses to larger, global corporations in niche markets.