Matthew H. Cline

Mr. Cline is a founding member of Cumberland Litigation, PLLC. He comes from a family of physicians in East Tennessee and has been representing health care providers since graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He 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, Mr. Cline 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, Mr. Cline’s practice has expanded to cover a variety of areas in civil litigation. 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

Mr. Cline 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 recently expanded his practice to include listing as a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 General Civil Mediator. His approach to mediation is similar to his approach to litigation – develop a comprehensive understanding of the case to facilitate parties in reaching an agreement to further their short-term and long-term goals.

Outside of work, Mr. Cline spends his time with his wife Camille (also an attorney) and their young children Coulter and Elle, hunting with their chocolate labs, watching and playing sports, and watching movies.

Bar Admissions:

United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee


Supreme Court Rule 31 – Civil Mediator


Vanderbilt University School of Law – J.D. – Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award

East Tennessee State University – B.S. – Summa Cum Laude


Super Lawyers – Mid-South Rising Star