Matthew Couch Joins Clark Partington

Matthew Couch Joins Clark Partington

PENSACOLA (April 5, 2019)  Clark Partington welcomes Matthew (Matt) Couch who joins the firm as an attorney in its commercial and general litigation departments.  Matt brings nearly a decade of experience to the firm and represents individual and corporate clients in a wide range of industries including transportation, employment and business law.

“We are thrilled to add Matt to our team of 43 attorneys,”  says Clark Partington President, Scott Remington, “Matt’s practice areas are an excellent complement to Clark Partington’s full-service, multidisciplinary offerings.”

Matt will practice in the firm’s commercial and general litigation groups. His practice areas include transportation law, with a focus on railroad personal injury claims and regulatory compliance, employment law, and business law. He also handles corporate transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, and contract review.

Matt has in-depth knowledge of and experience litigating a myriad of issues involving railroad and transportation law, alleged toxic exposure, general personal injury, automobile negligence, property damage, medical malpractice, and regulatory enforcement and compliance.  In particular, Matt’s experience includes representing national and regional transportation entities at the trial and appellate levels.  He has litigated claims arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, Locomotive Inspection Act, Federal Safety Appliance Act, Railway Labor Act, Federal Railroad Safety Act, Railroad Retirement Tax Act, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, and related federal and state statutes and regulations governing common carriers.

A native of Pensacola, Matt earned his J.D., with honors, from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011.  Following law school, Matt served as a law clerk to Judge Sharon L. Blackburn on the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama.  After his clerkship, Matt built and solidified his reputation as a skilled litigator at a large Birmingham law firm, where he represented local and national clients in a wide array of legal matters.  Missing family, friends, and the Gulf Coast, Matt and his wife Mary Ann decided to move their growing family back home to Pensacola in 2019. Matt is excited to bring his legal skills to the Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama regions.

Matt is dedicated to working tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for the clients he represents.  His legal knowledge, tenacity, and engaging personality help him to effectively advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom.  As an avid distance runner, Matt understands that hard work and persistence are necessary to achieve desired results.  He applies that same approach to his legal practice.

About Clark Partington:

Clark Partington is the largest business focused firm in the Florida panhandle with offices in Pensacola, Destin, Grayton Beach & Tallahassee.  The firm also maintains a presence in South Alabama with an Orange Beach office.  Since 1976 Clark Partington has grown to over forty lawyers and has served the people and businesses of Florida through an innovative and collaborative approach to practicing law.  Our lawyers are consistently recognized for their service to the profession and excellence in the courtroom.  More information about the firm’s practice, its attorneys, and recognitions may be found at




Laura Branch

Business Development Coordinator