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About Matt

Matt is currently providing counsel to small businesses concerning their business, intellectual property, and real estate needs. Prior to starting Melancon Legal PLLC, Matt was Of Counsel at Promise Legal, an associate at Vinson & Elkins for a number of years, representing clients in cases of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret infringement; breach of contract; and other complex commercial litigation.

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My Background


  • The University of Texas School of Law, 2018 (J.D., Texas Law Review Ed. Board)

  • The University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, 2012 (Certificate, Business Foundations)

  • The University of Texas, Cockrell School of Engineering, 2012 (B.S., Mechanical Engineering)


Writing-Related Honors & Awards

  • Texas Law Review – Notes Editor (2017–18); Member (2016–17)

  • National Semifinalist – 2017 AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition

  • Recipient – Judge Wilson Cowen Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law (2016–17)

  • UHLC (1L) - 2 LEX Awards – Received for earning the highest grade in Contracts Law (Fall 2015) and 1L Legal Writing (Spring 2016



Judicial Internships

  • Honorable Alfred Bennett of the South District of Texas

  • Honorable Russell Lloyd of the Texas First Court of Appeals



  • State Bar of Texas

Fun Facts

  • At home in Austin, Texas, you might find Matt with a pair of headphones half-on listening to tech, legal, and history podcasts, and a screwdriver in hand while he cranks away at an ever-growing list of DIY projects.

  • When he's not busy building, creating, and realizing ideas, you can find Matt exploring the outdoors with his wife and son, or playing with his rescue dogs.

  • Traveled to over 20 countries while only speaking English and an intermediate level of French.

  • Worked offshore as a subsea engineer in the oil & gas industry requiring a [HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training)]( certification.

  • Founded and operated a health and wellness testing company in Austin for several years using the [Bod Pod](, and worked with many companies and gyms including Apple and UnderArmour.

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