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Matthew R. McBride

My clients see me as their trusted business advisor, not just as their lawyer.

My Approach

I primarily represent financial institutions and other commercial enterprises with matters related to business disputes. The highlights of my workday come from listening to my clients as they share their problems and concerns with me, and then establishing the best approach for assisting them in meeting their objectives and goals. My clients trust my skills in navigating the legal system and its many nuances, allowing them to maintain focused on running and growing their business. In addition to my role as litigator, I serve as an advocate and trusted business advisor as outside general counsel to many clients. I value and appreciate the trust and confidence my clients have in me and appreciate every day the opportunity to play such an important role in the success of their businesses.

When I’m not at work advocating for my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family. I currently serve on the Board of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., and previously served as a Board member from 2007-2013 and 2015-2018, as well as the Litigation Department Practice Group Leader from 2018-2020.

A Groundbreaking Moment in My Career

Before joining Winthrop & Weinstine in 2000, I practiced, for several years, with a small general practice firm where I worked in many areas of the law, embracing the difficult undertakings of litigating large commercial cases, small personal injury matters, and everything in between. I’m grateful for the education and experience I gained in the smaller firm, because it’s where I learned how to issue-spot and get things done.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©

Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024

Minnesota Super Lawyers®

Listed in "Top 100", 2011, 2013
Top 40 Business Litigation Attorneys, 2009

Recommended in Litigation: General Commercial

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business, 2020-2023

Leaders in their Field

Chambers USA

Local Litigation Star

Benchmark Litigation, 2020-2024

Rising Stars

Minnesota Law & Politics, 2000-2005

AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Power 30

Minnesota Lawyer, 2023

Associations & Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Civil Litigation Section

Hennepin County Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Board of Directors, 2007-2012, 2016-2018, 2023-present

Grove Bank

Board Member, 2022-present

Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Former Board Member

Our Saviour’s Community Services

Former Board Member