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Matt N. Zimmerman is a 2016 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law where he graduated among the top of his class and distinguished himself by graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Matt clerked for the Bustos Law Firm, actively participated in his community, and participated in the Regional Externship Program with the Texas Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas. As an intern for the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas, he worked side-by-side with the Justices of that court, where he polished his legal analysis and increased his knowledge of law beyond that of a recent graduate.

In 2017, Matt participated in and graduated from the 2017 Lubbock Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lubbock Program.

Since joining Bustos Law Firm, P.C., Matt has successfully helped resolve federal and state law class action lawsuits for wage violations against small business employers in Texas and New Mexico. Matt also successfully defeated a quarter-million dollar attorneys’ fee request against a Texas limited liability company. Matt also has briefed a variety of legal issues before Texas’ Seventh Court of Appeals, the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Texas’ Eleventh Court of Appeals.

Sample litigation experience

  • Victory at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals abolishing the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and its enabling legislation, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. § 3051-60, as an unconstitutional delegation of Congress’ legislative power.

Published cases

  • Nat’l Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Ass’n v. Black, __ F.4th __ , No. 22-10387, 2022 WL 17075011 (5th Cir. Nov. 18, 2022) (successfully challenged constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act’s delegation of congressional authority to a private entity, in violation of the non-delegation doctrine)
  • B.S. in Business Management, Finance, Brigham Young University 2009
  • Texas Tech University School of Law 2016, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2016
  • New Mexico, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, New Mexico, 2017
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyer’s Association
  • Young Professionals of Lubbock
Published Cases
  • Horsemen Fifth Circuit opinion
  • 53 F.4th 869 (2022)
  • Raider Ranch, LP v. Lugano, Ltd., 579 S.W.3d 131 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2019, no pet.) (Successfully preserved three limited partners’ rights to inspect the books and records of a limited partnership by defeating a Rule 91a motion to dismiss and prevailing on the merits of their declaratory judgment action)
  • Siwell, Inc. v. Leverage Fin., LLC, No. 5:12-CV-185-D, 2017 U. S. Dist. Lexis 59149 (N.D. Tex. 2017) (defeated defendant’s motion for attorney fees award against a Texas limited liability company).