Mediator's Profile


Matthew Cline

Business Name: Cumberland Litigation, PLLC

Matthew Cline is a founding member of Cumberland Litigation, PLLC, and comes from a family of physicians in East Tennessee. He has been representing health care providers since graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Matthew spent the first five years of his career representing Tennessee physicians and clinics in complex federal multi-district litigation involving hundreds of lawsuits from across the country. As a result of this experience, Matthew developed expertise in analyzing huge amounts of information and employing the results of that analysis to the benefit of his clients.

Over the course of his career, Matt’s practice has expanded to cover a variety of areas in civil litigation where he has represented clients in cases involving:

  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Health care licensure
  • Physician credentialing/peer review
  • Physician contract
  • Car accident
  • Contract dispute
  • Construction law
  • Fraudulent conveyance

Matthew has a particular passion for the strategic aspect of modern complex litigation. He takes pride in his ability to predict the effect of decisions being made today on the long-term effect of the case. The reality of complex litigation is that most cases span multiple years. His philosophy is to provide excellent representation to clients by always thinking about both the short-term and the long-term impact.

Mr. Cline is a Rule 31 Civil Mediator trained to mediate all other types of civil disputes. As part of his law practice, Mr. Cline has represented clients in cases as simple as a two-party car accident all the way up to the most complex federal multi-district litigation involving parties and lawyers from across the country. His experience spans relatively simple breach of contract actions, construction law, commercial litigation, and administrative proceedings. His work representing clients in such a wide variety of legal proceedings honed his ability to understand all sides of a dispute, analyze the most nuanced of legal and factual details, and consider the long-term legal and personal consequences of a decision made today. Mr. Cline believes applying these skills to mediation is an excellent methodology for resolving cases efficiently by agreement rather than through expensive litigation.


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • East Tennessee State University, B.S., 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee


  • Supreme Court Rule 31 – Civil Mediator

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