Dunham Biles and Melissa Dorman Matthews have joined the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC as Members. They join the firm’s Litigation Department. Biles focuses his practice on high-stakes litigation and advocacy. He also represents financial institutions in consumer and financial litigation matters. Matthews focuses her practice on professional liability, product liability, employment, personal injury, and commercial litigation matters.
“It’s wonderful to welcome Dunham and Melissa to our growing Dallas office,” said Steptoe & Johnson CEO Christopher L. Slaughter. “They are both highly skilled litigators who are committed to their clients’ success. Melissa’s 25+ years of trial experience across Texas and the country and Dunham’s additional focus on appellate practice will greatly benefit our clients. Their talent, experience, drive, and creativity as litigators make them perfect additions to our Dallas office and our overall Litigation Department.”
Biles’s litigation experience includes matters involving antitrust, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, securities, fraud, fiduciary duties, shareholder rights, employment and executive compensation, and environmental disputes. He is known as a well-versed business litigation and trial lawyer who advocates strongly for his clients and helps them achieve their business goals. Biles earned his law degree from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Matthews has extensive first-chair trial experience representing a broad spectrum of industries, including drug and medical device, automotive, and heavy equipment manufacturers. She also counsels clients in product defect cases, class actions, attorney-client disputes, business and employment disputes, and personal injury matters. She is committed to associate training and brings leadership experience in law firm diversity to the firm. Matthews earned her law degree from Texas Tech University and her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University.
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