Matthew joined Harris & Hart, LLC, in 2013 after graduating from law school. He is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in both Kansas and Missouri. His primary areas of practice include casualty and personal injury litigation, premises liability litigation, property damage, employment discrimination, breach of contract, insurance coverage analysis, and all aspects of insurance litigation defense.
Prior to joining the firm, while still in law school, Matthew interned at the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office, where he successfully prosecuted domestic violence, DUI, drug, and other misdemeanor offenses. During his year-long internship, he managed and prosecuted a full case load from the initial charging through post-conviction proceedings. He tried three separate jury trials, securing convictions in each case, tried almost two dozen trials before the court, and participated in drafting an appellate brief on behalf of the State. Prior to interning at the District Attorney’s Office, Matthew was a law clerk with a law firm in Overland Park as well as a law clerk extern for the Hon. Judge Evelyn Wilson. Also while in law school, Matthew participated in the in-house Moot Court Competition and was accepted into the Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic, where he presented original research presentations to the Kansas Supreme Court in 2012 and 2013.
Matthew graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in May, 2013. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Texas in May, 2010, where he graduated with university and special departmental honors. While at the University of Texas, he received the Raymond Starr Distinguished Scholarship for History and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Theta Honor’s Societies. In addition to his academic achievements, Matthew is also an Eagle Scout.