matthew ciulla

Matthew Ciulla focuses his practice on high-stakes commercial litigation in courts nationwide. A former federal circuit clerk, Matt briefs and litigates key issues from case inception to judgment, with a constant focus on strategies for evidentiary presentations, trial tactics, and preserving the appellate record. Matt has been recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for his work in Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, and Commercial Litigation.

Matt has served as defense and appellate counsel to several Fortune 100 companies. A versatile litigator, he also prosecutes affirmative claims on behalf of major corporations in matters involving transportation law, real property rights, contract disputes, intellectual property theft, insurance coverage, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition. Matt was recognized by the National Law Journal for a 2019 Top 100 Verdict after a federal jury trial in the District of Delaware.

In addition to his oral and written advocacy in Court proceedings, Matt has extensive experience in designing, supervising, and defending complex electronic discovery protocols. This includes matters such as the forensically-sound extraction of structured and legacy data and implementing the latest Technology Assisted Review systems.

Matt served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Tampa, Florida. Before joining MacGill PC, Matt worked as a litigation associate at an AmLaw 100 law firm. Matt has been published in the Notre Dame Law Review; the DePaul Law Review; the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law; and the Notre Dame Law Review Online.

Matt graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where he was Managing Senior Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and Founding Tournament Director of the Notre Dame National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom. He received his B.S. from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in both the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US) and the U.S. government (CIPP/G).

A long-time Eagle Scout, Matt remains active in his community. He serves both as a volunteer clinic worker and as the Secretary of the Board of Trinity Free Clinic, Inc., which provides free health care to uninsured residents of Hamilton County.

Matt is admitted to practice in Indiana and numerous federal courts.