Matt focuses his practice on contract and fraud litigation. He has experience in the financial sector through representation of an investment bank in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations. He has handled writing, witness preparation, witness examination, and research. He has represented an international manufacturer and a subsidiary of a Fortune 100 company in product liability litigation. His representation of clients also includes a consulting company, information technology company, insurance company, hospital, private developer, and private investors.
Clients value Matt’s experience in connection with trials, arbitrations, depositions, and settlement negotiations. Approaching each matter with the mindset of a trial lawyer, Matt offers strategic insights that lead to successful outcomes, whether won in a courtroom or by other means.
Adept at writing, motion practice, and research, Matt draws upon his experience by working for highly regarded state and federal judges to deliver outstanding work product, including pleadings, briefs, legal analysis, and comprehensive reporting on discovery. As a law student, he was a research assistant and externed for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. As an undergraduate student, he was a congressional intern for U.S. Senator John McCain.
Hon. Micaela Alvarez, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2016-2018)
Judicial Extern, Hon. O. Rogeriee Thompson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2015)
- Member of trial team that earned a defense verdict in a $40 million jury trial.
- Represented investment bank in a substantial FINRA Arbitration where the client prevailed on its breach of contract claim and successfully defended against counterclaims raised by financial advisor.
- Represented hospital in a complex fraud dispute that ended in a favorable settlement.
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2016
Iowa Law Review
Securities Moot Court
Pro Bono Society
Grinnell College, B.A., History and Political Science, 2013
NCAA Varsity Baseball
Academic All-Midwest Conference Award
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
33 Buckets Foundation, Board Member