Matthew Gelina

Of Counsel

Matthew Gelina handles matters involving personal injury, insurance defense, transportation law, and employment disputes. His experience includes assisting in drafting court filings, discovery responses and providing independent case evaluation and analysis. Prior to Hartline Barger LLP, Matthew worked as a negotiator for another Houston law firm. Before that, he worked for 10 years as a claims adjuster for a major insurance company. Matt has extensive experience evaluating cases, taking depositions, conducting hearings, and appearing before all state and federal trial courts in Texas for all aspects of the case.

During college, Matthew interned at the British Parliament under Scottish MP, James Murphy.

Telephone: 713.255.4726
Fax: 713.652.2419
1980 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77056

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D. (cum laude) 2015
    • Dean's Honor List

    State University of New York, B.A. (magna cum laude); B.S. (magna cum laude) 2003
    • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
    • Phi Beta Delta (academic excellence in study abroad programs)
    • Alpha Phi Sigma (excellence in the study of Criminal Justice)
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    Certified, Third Party Neutral, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure

Outside of work, Matt enjoys reading, traveling “pretty much anywhere” (bonus points if there’s a beach around), and going to Astros games.