Matt was raised in Belgrade, Montana and graduated from Belgrade High School in 2006. In 2010 he graduated from the University of Montana with Honors. During his time at UM he served as the Captain of the University of Montana Debate Team. His love for persuasive advocacy pushed him to pursue a career in law.
Matt received his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2013. Since joining the firm, Matt has proven himself to be a hardworking and dedicated attorney. In 2015, he proposed and helped draft House Bill 164 to reform and fix flaws in the law affecting the disposition of surplus funds following trustee sales. The Bill ultimately passed the House 95-3 and was signed into law.
In 2020, Matt was retained as outside counsel by the Montana Secretary of State to assist in election litigation. He was elected by his peers to serve as the Cascade County Bar President in 2021, and the Cascade County Law Clinic President in 2022. Matt is also one of the few attorneys in Cascade County admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Matt has been very active in the Great Falls community, having coached Debate at CMR High School, and previously served as a member of the Montana Credit Union Board of Directors. Matt and his partners regularly take on 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.
Outside of work and volunteering, Matt and his wife enjoy traveling to Griz games, golfing, and spending time with their dogs. He and his wife are also avid Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks fans.
- 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