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Matthew M. Dybas Associate

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D.

Georgetown University, B.A.

Matthew Dybas is an associate in Dykema's privacy and data security and commercial litigation groups. Mr. Dybas' privacy and data security practice includes advising domestic and international clients on issues of breach response, employee training, risk assessment, policies and procedures and corporate compliance projects related to cybersecurity and data protection. He is currently working toward his Certified Information Privacy Professional Certification.  

Mr. Dybas’ litigation practice focuses on commercial real estate disputes, business torts and trade secret claims, defending against class action consumer litigation involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and representing taxpayers in property tax appeals. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dybas served as a Judicial Intern for Chief Judge William B. Murphy of the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Experience

Mr. Dybas has achieved successful outcomes in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels.  He has experience including the following:

  • Assisting clients in responding to data breaches, including notification to individuals and regulators;
  • Commercial litigation and business torts litigation, including claims for breach of commercial contracts, tortious interference with contract and with business relations, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty;
  • Defending against TCPA class action claims alleging the use of automatic telephone dialing systems and artificial or prerecorded voices to call or text landlines and cell phones;
  • Appeals of private and commercial property tax assessments to local review boards and the Michigan Tax Tribunal;
  • Defending against claims of primary and secondary asbestos exposure; and
  • Federal jury trial experience representing a plaintiff on constitutional claims resulting in a favorable verdict.