Matt's practice focuses on the defense of corporations in high-profile, multi-defendant product liability litigation in state and federal court. Matt is familiar with all stages of litigation from strategy development, fact investigation, discovery, depositions, and motion practice through to trial. Matt has served on several trial teams representing tobacco companies in wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits that have resulted in full defense verdicts.
Pro bono work is also important to Matt. He currently serves as a guardian ad litem in Missouri and regularly represents juveniles in family court.
Before law school, Matt received his undergraduate education from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his military career, he volunteered to become an Airborne Ranger, served multiple combat tours in Iraq, was awarded a Top Secret security clearance, and was recognized with numerous decorations, including the Bronze Star. Matt’s military experiences range from leading soldiers in combat as a company commander to teaching military science and leadership at Purdue University. Having attained the rank of Major, he currently serves as the public affairs officer for the Kansas Army National Guard. Matt's military career and journey to law were profiled in a May 2015 article in the Kansas City Business Journal.