Matt is a Gonzaga Law graduate who works primarily in civil litigation. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Montana, where he graduated with honors while serving as Captain of the Debate Team. Prior to joining Smith Oblander in 2013, Matt completed internships with the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office, a private civil law firm, and he worked as a legal research assistant for Gonzaga Law.

Matt’s litigation experience is extensive. He has litigated complex and significant matters including wrongful death cases, mass torts, insurance bad faith, brain injuries, and many other serious cases. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and was previously retained as outside legal counsel for election litigation by the Montana Secretary of State. He is active in the legal community and has served as the Cascade County Bar President and the Cascade County Law Clinic President.

In his free time, Matt has helped support the Great Falls community. He has coached debate at a local high school, served as a director for a credit union board, and handled pro bono estate planning for members of the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office.

Matt has also taken on numerous pro bono court assignments to represent children in Youth In Need of Care proceedings as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem. In 2024 Matt won the Judge Robert P. Goff Pro Bono Award for his service.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defects Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Business and Contract Disputes
  • Estate Planning and Probate Litigation


State of Montana
U.S. District Court of Montana
Supreme Court of the United States


University of Montana, B.A., 2010 (Cum Laude)
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2013