Scott Matney

JD-University of Houston, cum laude 1999
BBA-University of Texas-Austin, 1992

  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Oil & Gas
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ Rights
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Compliance
  • Advertising Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Franchising, Licensing and Distribution
  • Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Employment

Licensed-State of Texas, 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court-Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court-Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court-Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court-Western District of Texas
Texas Supreme Court

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association

Scott Matney’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation.  Scott’s cases have involved the full range of issues encountered in commercial litigation, including breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, fraud, creditors’ rights, trade secrets, employment disputes, oil and gas, environmental pollution, real estate disputes, landlord-tenant, and franchising.  He has extensive experience representing lenders, energy companies, and other entities in litigation involving extraordinary remedies such as injunctions, restraining orders, garnishments, and writs of sequestration.  Scott has represented clients, as the lead lawyer, in litigation in over 100 counties across the State of Texas, and in all four federal districts in Texas.  He has obtained favorable trial verdicts in Austin, Cameron, Harris, Hidalgo, Jefferson, Montgomery, Rockwall, and Travis counties.  Scott has significant appellate experience as well, representing clients in six state courts of appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Texas Supreme Court, including the confirmation of his client’s trial court judgment in a case of first impression concerning judgment lien priority.

In addition to his representation of clients in the court room, Scott also serves as outside in-house counsel for numerous entities, including energy, construction, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as non-profit entities, and has represented clients in internal investigations, audits, regulatory challenges, licensing approvals, and fatal accident responses.


Phone: (713) 629-1800
Fax: (713) 629-1812

  • * Chambers USA ranked Bryant Banes in Band 4 for Labor & Employment Law in Texas {2011-2017} and described him as "extremely capable, responsible and creative."
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