Matthew R. Planey

Matthew Planey, Amundsen Davis LLC Photo


Matt's extensive legal journey encompasses a wide array of insurance defense cases, both first-party and third-party. He stands out for his profound knowledge in handling intricate matters of personal injury defense, product liability, medical negligence, and construction litigation. His proactive approach has consistently delivered favorable outcomes for clients across the Midwest.

Adept at navigating complex insurance coverage disputes, Matt excels in offering insightful coverage opinions, robustly defending against extra-contractual and bad faith punitive damage claims, and meticulously investigating fraudulent arson and theft claims. His methodical analysis of policy language and thorough investigation skills make him a valuable asset to insurance companies seeking reliable legal guidance.

Matt's prowess extends to conducting jury trials with precision and proficiency in both state and federal courts throughout Ohio. His approach is tailored to each case, ensuring clients receive strategic, and comprehensive representation.

Membership & Involvement

  • Member: National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators; The Defense Research Institute; Columbus Bar Association; Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys; Ohio State Bar Association; Northmor Youth Baseball Association
  • Volunteer: Judge for Ohio Center for Law-Related Education since 2013

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • That’s Private! Ethical Considerations for In-House Attorneys and Outside Counsel
    Speaking Engagement, 2022 ALFA International Hospitality & Retail Regional Seminar; Columbus, OH,


University of Toledo School of Law, J.D., 1996, cum laude

Youngstown State University, B.S., 1993, summa cum laude


  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
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