Matt is a native Charlottean who has been practicing in the Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice Group with Cranfill Sumner since 2009.  His affiliations include the North Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and Defense Research Institute. He has defended complex workers’ compensation claims and appeared in evidentiary and appellate hearings before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Matt has presented and moderated at several major workers’ compensation conferences including a panel on the development of artificial intelligence in the claims environment at the 2019 WCI Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference.

Matt and his wife Susan are avid travelers who have set foot on 5 continents and over 40 countries. Matt is also a loyal UNC football and basketball fan, a die-hard Carolina Panthers supporter, and enjoys all topics related to technology and photography.

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

  • 2022 – Workers’ Compensation Insitute Conference, Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute, Panel Speaker, “CSI: Orlando Special Claims Investigation” in Orlando, FL
  • 2021 – Workers’ Compensation Institute, Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute Multi-State Breakout Day, Panel Speaker
  • “60 Technology Tips in 60 Minutes to Increase Efficiency and Productivity in Legal Practice,” Lawyers Mutual CLE Presentation, February 8, 2012.

Most Recent Posts


CSH Law Attorneys Lead WCDI Breakout Sessions

Cranfill Sumner LLP attorneys attended and participated in the recent Multi-State Breakout Sessions for the Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute during the 2022 WCI Annual Conference. The theme for the breakout sessions was “CSI: Orlando Special Claims Investigation” and focused on navigating a workers’ compensation injury investigation. … Read More


Matt Covington Featured in NC Lawyers Weekly


Matt Covington, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner LLP, was recently featured in the NC Lawyers Weekly article “Legislators move swiftly to override workers’ comp ruling.” Matt discusses a recent law that affects workers’ compensation in North Carolina and how the law will impact a recent state Supreme Court decision.… Read More