Matt Leerberg graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2000 with a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics. He then completed his J.D. at Duke University School of Law in 2006, earning High Honors and being named a Duke University Mordecai Scholar. Currently, Matt is an attorney at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. He has a wide-ranging practice, with a particular focus on state and federal court litigation involving business and employment disputes.
Matt also regularly represents clients in the North Carolina appellate courts and in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, Matt has served as a consultant for appeals before the North Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Matt is also a contributor to the North Carolina Appellate Practice Blog, www.ncapb.com, which provides news, information, tips, and resources for practicing law in North Carolina's state and federal appellate courts.
As part of his appellate practice, Matt serves on the North Carolina Bar Association's Appellate Rules Committee.
Matt was awarded the 2012 McNeill Smith Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. He was also featured in North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition forBusiness Litigation (2012, 2013) and in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Young Guns (2012, 2013).