Matthew Leighton



Mr. Leighton is a trial attorney dedicated to curbing the excesses of the health care system and tackling some of the most complex problems facing the industry. His work has had an emphasis on billing fraud, government investigations, compliance failures, and contractual disputes.

While attending law school, Mr. Leighton supported the Robins Kaplan health care litigation group full time as an industry intelligence analyst responsible for understanding the economic, operational, and regulatory environment of the health care industry. Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, he worked as a congressional aide where he was able to see under the hood of the legislative and regulatory process while immolated in the passage of, and efforts to repeal, the Affordable Care Act.

Northstar Lawyer
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2022)
  • CALI Award in Health Care Organization & Finance (2018)
  • Veteran’s Legal Clinic, Student Volunteer (2018)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D. (2019)
  • University of Minnesota, B.A. in Political Science, Minor in Applied Economics (2009)
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
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