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Matthew C. Minner


University of Kentucky

B.A., High Distinction, Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa 1993

Vanderbilt University School of Law

JD, Weldon White Scholar, 1996


AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
“Best Lawyer” by Best Lawyers in America® (2011-Present)
“Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America® (2019)
“500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon (multiple years)
Best Plaintiff Lawyers in America by Lawdragon (multiple years)
Forbes Magazine Best Injury Lawyers Lexington
“Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation (2011-Present)
Mid-South Super Lawyers® (multiple years)
2019 Top Flight Attorney by B-Metro
“Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers
“500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers” by Lawdragon (multiple years)
National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts of the Year
Top 10 Verdicts of the Decade
Top Verdicts of the Year

About Matthew

Mr. Minner was recently named by Best Lawyers as the personal injury lawyer of the year for the Lexington, Kentucky area. As a Lexington personal injury lawyer, he has tried numerous major jury trials in state and federal courts and has had tremendous success in complex and high-profile cases, obtaining million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. Called a “Visionary” and one of the nations top lawyer “Innovators” by Lawdragon Magazine, he has been hired in serious and significant cases across the country. His cases and results have been covered by USA Today, Good Morning America, CBS, ABC, Fox, Law360, The National Law Journal, and numerous other national and local media outlets. Matt also serves as Managing Partner at Minner Vines Injury Lawyers, PLLC and takes great pride in the firm’s philanthropic pursuits.

Matt has a passion for competition outside of the courtroom as well having competed in the Boston Marathon, triathlons, coached numerous youth baseball and football teams and is currently training for the 29029 foot ascent of Mt. Everest in an “Everesting” challenge Event.


Matt attended the University of Kentucky on full academic and ROTC scholarships and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with departmental honors and highest distinction. In 1996, he graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law where among other honors and achievements, he received the Weldon White Scholarship and was elected by his peers as an officer and their representative to the Vanderbilt Bar Association.

  • University of Kentucky, 1993, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1996
  • Judicial Clerkship, Hon. C. Lynwood Smith, Jr., United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Notable Work

Matt is deeply devoted to his clients and has been sought out for representation by individuals, governmental entities, and businesses. His clients often face long odds against some of the largest and most powerful companies in the country. Matt was proud to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky and other states as lead and co-lead counsel in achieving record-breaking consumer protection results. His aggressive and innovative approach to trial preparation has led him as far as Ghana, Africa, in pursuit of an excellent result for his client. He has been recognized by the National Law Journal for attaining one of the “Top 100 Verdicts in America.” In other cases, he has been recognized as having achieved one of the top five verdicts of the year in Kentucky and has been separately recognized as having obtained one of the top 10 verdicts of the decade in Alabama.


Since his time in college and law school, Matt Minner has attained much recognition and has served many worthy organizations.

He holds an AV Rating – the highest attainable – from Martindale-Hubbell and has previously met the rigorous trial requirement and peer and judicial review requirements for board certification as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). Matt has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of personal injury litigation every year since 2011.

He has been named on multiple occasions to the prestigious Lawdragon “500 Leading Lawyers in America.” This is among the most elite distinctions in the legal profession and includes government leaders, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and cutting-edge attorneys from both sides. He has also been listed as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation/The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys since 2011 and named as a MidSouth Super Lawyer for many years.

Matt has been named to the Vanderbilt University Law School Board of Directors.  He serves on the Board for several other organizations including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Esperanza focused on mission work in Talamanca, Costa Rica, and other business boards. Matt is a member of the national board of directors for the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. He is the President of Cure KY Kids, a nonprofit organization founded by Matt and his wife Joy, focused on Kentucky’s children fighting cancer. Matt has also served on the board of directors of the YMCA where he was previously named the “Volunteer of the Year”.

He is also a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” as recognized by The National Trial Lawyers.

Practice Areas



  • Alabama
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Courts for Alabama and Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
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