Matthew B. Fronda



Mr. Fronda joined 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, general probate matters, and estate planning. He regularly manages an active caseload, currently represents more than 30 nationwide financial institutions and has appeared as counsel of record in more than 10 Texas counties. The son of local small business owners, Mr. Fronda enjoys working with both businesses and individuals to overcome logistical challenges and achieve their financial goals.

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

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

B.A., Public Relations, Texas State University

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
  • DFW New Car Dealers Association, Member
  • Texas Creditor’s Bar Association, Board of Directors, Chair of Education
  • The Tarrant County Bar Association, Elections Committee Member
  • Tarrant County Probate Court No. 1, Certified Guardian Ad Litem
  • Jesuit Legal Society, Member
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Pupil
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Tarrant County Probate Bar, Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member

Speeches & Publications

  • Co-Chair & Host, Texas Creditor’s Toolkit, Texas Creditor’s Bar Association and Tarrant County Bar Association, November, 2018.
  • Co-Author, Sequestrations & Collateral Recovery, 16th Annual Collections and Creditors’ Rights Law Course, State Bar of Texas, May, 2018.
  • Co-Chair & Host, Texas Creditor’s Course, Texas Creditor’s Bar Association and Tarrant County Bar Association, October, 2017.
  • Speaker, A Creditor’s Mock Trial, 15th Annual Collections and Creditors’ Rights Law Course, 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, 14th Annual Collections and Creditors’ Rights Law Course, Texas State Bar, May, 2016.
  • Co-Author, Sequestrations: A Practical Overview, 13th Annual Collections and Creditors’ Rights Law Course, State Bar of Texas, May, 2015.
  • Symposium Chair & Host, 6th Annual Energy Symposium, Texas A&M Law Review, March, 2014.
  • Symposium Chair & Host, 2013 Intellectual Property Symposium, Texas A&M Law Review, October, 2013.