Matthew B. Fronda



Matt Fronda joined the firm of Padfield & Stout, LLP in 2013 after interning for both the Honorable Judge John P. Chupp in the 141st District Court of Texas and for the Honorable Justice Bob McCoy in the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas. Mr. Fronda focuses his practice on representation of secured creditors, complex probate litigation, appellate law, and business litigation. He regularly manages an active caseload, currently represents more than 30 nationwide financial institutions and has appeared as counsel of record in more than 15 Texas counties.

Experience & Highlights:

  • Represented heirs to one of the most prominent families in Dallas in a contested probate dispute regarding the deed to a Texas ranch in an estate worth more than $100 million.
  • Obtained a dismissal on behalf of a Texas dealership of claims in excess of $1 million asserted by one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and distributors for a dealer incentive program.
  • Regularly advised a prominent agricultural lender to consummate a portfolio of loans in excess of $35 million.
  • Represented a large national bank in the $5.9 million sale and acquisition of a Texas pharmacy.
  • Assisted as outside counsel to a nationwide automotive finance company, coordinating bankruptcy and replevin actions across the country.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing claims seeking to set aside a Texas homestead valued more than $400,000.


Juris Doctorate, Texas A&M University School of Law, 2014

  • Texas A&M Law Review, Symposia Editor
  • Dean’s Scholar
  • Bar-Bri Conviser Scholar
  • TA – Legal Research & Writing

B.S., Journalism & Business, Texas State University, 2011

Courts Admitted

  • Licensed, State of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Creditor’s Bar Association, Board of Directors, Co-Chair of Education
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Member
  • Jesuit Legal Society, Member
  • Plano Senior High School, Mock Trial Coach
  • North Texas Automobile Dealers Association, Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
  • The Tarrant County Bar Association, Elections Committee Member

Speeches & Publications

  • Co-Author, Texas Prejudgment Remedies, State Bar of Texas, August, 2020.
  • Speaker, A Creditor’s Mock Trial, State Bar of Texas, August, 2020.
  • Co-Author, Prejudgment Remedies, State Bar of Texas, September, 2019.
  • Co-Author, The Contempt Process: A Crash Course in the Enforcement of Civil Orders, State Bar of Texas, May, 2019.
  • Co-Author, Sequestrations & Collateral Recovery, State Bar of Texas, May, 2018.
  • Co-Chair & Host, Texas Creditor’s Course, Texas Creditor’s Bar Association, October, 2017.
  • Speaker, A Creditor’s Mock Trial, State Bar of Texas, May, 2017.
  • Editor & Co-Author, Texas Collections Manual, Fifth Edition, State Bar of Texas, 2017.
  • Co-Author, Implementing Replevins in Texas Courts, State Bar of Texas, May 2016.
  • Co-Author, Sequestrations, A Practical Overview, State Bar of Texas, May 2015.
  • Symposium Chair & Host, Energy Symposium, Texas A&M Law Review, March, 2014.
  • Symposium Chair & Host, Intellectual Property Symposium, Texas A&M Law Review, October, 2013.