Matthew Decker


  • Matthew Decker
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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Matthew Decker is a trial attorney, practicing in the areas of complex commercial, consumer class action, healthcare, products liability and mass tort litigation. He represents clients in the transportation and logistics industries in civil litigation, and has extensive experience representing Class I freight railroads in Federal Employers’ Liability Act claims.  He also regularly publishes and presents on legal issues relating to emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence/machine learning and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Mr. Decker maintains a diverse commercial practice and has experience representing large hospital systems and higher education institutions in business disputes and tort claims. 

Mr. Decker is a 2014 graduate of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he was a Staff Editor for the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, and a Fellow in the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society. While in law school, he held internships with the Hon. Thomas M. Blewitt of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the Hon. Anne E. Lazarus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Decker obtained his undergraduate degree in International Politics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 2011.

Areas of Practice

  • Trial

  • Commerical Litigation

  • Products Liability & Toxic Torts


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2014
    - Staff Editor, Temple International & Comparative Law Journal
  • Georgetown University, B.S., 2011
    - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2018-present

  • McBreen & Kopko
    - Associate, 2015-2018

Professional Activities

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member Civil Litigation Section

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Mercy Center Skilled Nursing Facility
    - Member, Board of Directors

  • Bethesda Project
    - Member, Young Professionals Advisory Board

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2024

Representative Matters

  • Represented Virtua Health System and Our Lady of Lourdes Health System in commercial litigation brought by Deborah Heart & Lung Center in New Jersey state court whereby Deborah claimed that Virtua’s acquisition of Lourdes in 2019 caused Lourdes to breach a restrictive covenant in a contract between Deborah and Lourdes, and resulted in Virtua inducing the alleged breach and competing unfairly with Deborah. This matter was resolved by the mutual agreement of the parties and dismissed in its entirety with prejudice.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Clearing the Air: How Advanced Tech Contributes to Methane Compliance,” Law-Tech Connect Workshop at the Energy Drone and Robotics Summit, June 12, 2023
  • Speaker, "Drone Liability,” Reinsurance Association of America “Demystifying Reinsurance” Seminar, May 12, 2022