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A strong belief in fairness and equity led Matt Dearmond to study philosophy and political science in college – but he knew early on his education and personal interests were pointing him toward a career in the law.

As an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky, Matt served as an intern for the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission and worked on a state House of Representatives campaign. After earning two bachelor’s degrees, he continued to nurture his legal and political interests at the UK College of Law, where he served as a member of the Election Law Society and the Kentucky Law Journal.

Matt gained experience in legal research and litigation preparation for white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation matters during law school. After graduation, Matt joined a Lexington-area firm where he specialized in insurance law, premises liability, un/underinsured motorist coverage issues and personal injury cases.

Seeking an opportunity to broaden his legal experience, Matt joined Middleton Reutlinger in 2018. His primary practice area is general commercial litigation, with a particular focus on business disputes involving breach of contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty, non-competition agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets. Matt also has experience in insurance defense matters and intellectual property litigation.

With his background in philosophy, it’s no surprise that Matt enjoys the strategic aspects of practicing law – he is skilled at analyzing all sides of a client’s issue and developing a game plan that will achieve the best possible results. And as a student of politics, he understands the importance of building personal relationships with his clients.

As a music lover, Matt is excited to find ways he can use his legal skills to support Louisville’s music community. Also an avid sports fan, Matt follows the St. Louis Cardinals and the UK Wildcats.

Honors & Awards

  • CALI Award: Constitutional Law I
  • CALI Award: Evidence



Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member, Fayette County Bar Association
  • Member, Louisville Bar Association


  • Kentucky


University of Kentucky, J.D., 2016, cum laude

  • Kentucky Law Journal
  • College of Law Legal Clinic
  • Election Law Society

University of Kentucky, B.A. Philosophy, 2012

University of Kentucky, B.A. Political Science, 2012

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