Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Interim President Jeffrey Martlew has announced the promotion of Professor Daniel Matthews to Associate Dean of the law school’s Tampa Bay campus effective Jan. 1. Matthews will take the position being vacated by current Associate Dean Ronald Sutton, who will continue teaching his courses as a member of the faculty.
Since joining WMU-Cooley in 2003, Matthews has taught courses in taxation, tax law, corporate law and estate planning. He joined the faculty at the law school’s Tampa Bay campus when it opened in 2012. Matthews has had numerous scholarly works on taxation published in leading law journals, books and legal publications.
“Professor Matthews has a strong commitment to the legal profession. His dedication is not only demonstrated in the classroom, but through his published works and his strong ethics while practicing law,” Martlew said. “We look forward to his leadership at the Tampa Bay campus, and at the same time, we thank Dean Sutton for his dedication to the law school and wish him success while he continues his career in the teaching ranks at WMU-Cooley.
Before joining the faculty at WMU-Cooley’s Auburn Hills, Michigan campus, Matthews practiced law at Cox, Hodgman & Giarmarco, P.C. (CH&G), where he specialized in taxation, corporate law and estate planning. Prior to CH&G, he worked as an associate at a prominent Detroit law firm and as a tax consultant with Deloitte & Touche. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Michigan State University and a Master of Laws in taxation from New York University School of Law.