Partner, Chairman, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP


Matthew Burnstein has been recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. His most recent work focuses on health care law. Waller Lansden has recreated traditional approaches to diversity recruiting with programs like Schola2Juris, an apprenticeship that places third-year law students in their preferred practice areas. The firm also has a long history of diversity scholarships, offers multiple affinity groups, and has been recognized by the Nashville Bar Association and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013)
2016: Aron Karabel; 2015: Al Bright; 2014: David E. Green; 2013: Heather J. Hubbard; 2012: Vinh Duong; 2011: John Park

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2017: Brittany Foster, Alexa Sengupta, Sarah Staples

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014) 

Member: Matthew Burnstein

Diversity Professional: Ruth Freeland

Communications: Kathy Phelps