Mathew G. Drocton


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Mathew Drocton leverages his background as a law clerk for a federal district court judge to obtain efficient, desirable results for clients’ most difficult matters. Applying his diverse experience in litigation - including contract disputes, shareholder litigation, products liability claims, construction matters and insurance coverage disputes - he works with clients from pre-suit demand to preparing for trial or briefing an appeal.

Throughout, Mathew remains conscious of the costs of litigation and focuses on obtaining favorable results early in the litigation process, both through settlement negotiations and dispositive motions.

Recognitions and Memberships


  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2021 to 2023)


  • Columbus Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Represent tenants in eviction proceedings through the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, helping to negotiate settlement and arguing for dismissal of eviction in front of the magistrate.

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable John J. McConnell, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island: Law Clerk
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Professor Lewis R. Katz: Research Assistant


  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Ohio


  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2015, cum laude; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Contributing Editor
  • B.A., Miami University, 2012


In The Blogs

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
BakerHostetler's 2023 Q1 Insurance Class Action Quarterly Report Released
By Mathew G. Drocton, Mark A. Johnson
May 9, 2023
BakerHostetler released its 2023 Q1 Insurance Class Action Quarterly Report, which summarizes a variety of insurance class action themes. Total loss class actions kept going around the country, and labor depreciation class actions...