Matthew Moreland

Professional Experience

A native of Louisiana – born in Hammond – Matthew Moreland has 14 years of experience in State and Federal Court practice. While in law school, Mr. Moreland was named chair of the LSU Law School Moot Court in 1995 and on the Louisiana Law Review, 1995-1996. After completing school, he served as a law clerk for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in 1996-1997 and served as a Staff Attorney for that court from 1997-1998. After completing his service with the federal court, Mr. Moreland practiced medical malpractice defense and general insurance defense for three years before joining the Becnel Law Firm, LLC in 2001. At Becnel Law Firm, LLC,  his work concentrates on mass tort and class action litigation with a focus on nationwide drug manufacture litigation.

Mr. Moreland is currently a committee member of the FEMA Formaldehyde Litigation MDL 1873 where he co-chairs the audit and finance and law committees while also serving on the discovery and trial team committees which has provided him invaluable experience in toxic exposure and contamination cases. Additionally, Matthew has worked on subcommittees in the MDL 1742 In Re: Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation and MDL 2100 In Re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales  Practices and Products Liability Litigation.

Associations & Education

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert School of Law / 1996
  • Louisiana State University, College of Business in International Trade and Finance / 1993

Admitted to Practice

  • Louisiana state courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit