Arlene C. Matthews

Partner

  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Phone: 806-762-5281
  • Fax: 806-762-3510
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Arlene Matthews

Attorney Profile

Arlene was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas.  After graduating with honors from Austin College, she attended law school at Texas Tech University School of Law and joined the firm of Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, L.L.P. upon graduation. Arlene has been practicing law in Lubbock and all of West Texas since 2000. Her practice includes appellate work as well as insurance defense litigation, including medical malpractice, construction defect litigation, and work-related injuries. Arlene volunteers extensively with the American Cancer Society, and has served on the Cattle Baron’s Ball committee, the Hope Lodge Derby Day Run for the Roses committee, and the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Lubbock Unit. She also serves on the Covenant Foundation Board of Directors and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Lubbock and past president of the Lubbock Symphony Guild.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Non-subscriber
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Defect

Education

  • Austin College
    • Sherman, Texas
    • Psychology, 1997
    • Cum Laude
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Lubbock, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2000
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity
    • Texas Tech Law Review

Court Admissions

  • Texas – Admitted to Practice, 2000
  • New Mexico – Admitted to Practice, 2001
  • U.S. District Court:
    • Northern District of Texas – Admitted to Practice, 2002
    • Western District of Texas – Admitted to Practice, 2009

Professional Memberships

  • Lubbock County Bar Association (2000 – present)
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
    • Secretary (2001‑2002)
    • Treasurer (2002‑2004)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (2001 – present)
    • Nominating Committee (2011)
    • Director, District 3 (2012 – present)

Community Involvement/Activities

  • American Cancer Society
    • Board Member (2003 – present)
    • Hope Lodge Cabinet (2009-2012)
    • Hope Lodge Run for the Roses Committee (2012-present)
    • Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee (2000 – present)
      • Event Co-Chair (2013)
  • Covenant Foundation
    • Board Member (2011-present)
    • Finance Committee, Vice-Chair (2016)
  • Lubbock Symphony Guild
    • President (2011-2012)
    • Debutante Committee (2005-present)
  • Junior League of Lubbock
    • Active Member (2000 – 2011)
    • Sustaining member (2011-present)
  • American Heart Association
    • Heart Ball Co-Chair (2006)
    • Heart Ball Committee (2005-2006; 2007-2008)
  • Leadership Lubbock
    • Class of 2006 – 2007

Honors/Awards/Distinctions

  • Gerald R. Woolam Sword of Hope Award – ACS Lubbock Unit – 2014
  • CBB Volunteer Silver Stirrup Award Winner – 2010

Representative Cases/Published works/Seminars

  • Denham v. Texas Mutual Insurance Company, 2015 WL 1568759 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2015, no pet.)
  • W.B.M. Mgmt. Co. v. Flores, 2014 WL 1691362 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2014, no pet.)
  • Domingo v. Skidmore, 2011 WL 4478385 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2011, no pet.)
  • Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein v. Deep E. Texas Self-Ins. Fund, 2008 WL 3865071 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2008, no pet.)
  • Covenant Health Sys. v. McMillan, 446 S.W.3d 861, 864 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2014, no pet.)
  • Cooper v. Texas Mutual Insurance Company, 2006 WL 2135674 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2006, pet. denied)