Matt believes that effective advocacy begins with empathy and empowerment.
For Matt, the first step in advocating for a client is listening to them. This client focused approach allows him to better understand and convey his clients’ stories to decisionmakers in a way that empowers and emboldens them to act on his clients’ behalf.
Matt has spent the entirety of his legal career fighting for justice in all dimensions for injured people and their families. He has helped resolve hundreds of cases for clients injured as result of others’ negligence and has experience litigating complex trucking and medical malpractice cases including those involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
Matt is a proud member of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (“ATAA”) and a graduate of the ATAA’s trucking litigation course taught by Lew Grill and Joe Fried – two of the nation’s premier trucking experts. In addition to the ATAA, Matt is also a member of the Trial School – a non-for-profit advocacy group focused on providing free trial advocacy training for lawyers who represent people and groups fighting for social justice.
- University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
- Chief Justice, Moot Court Board
- Competitor, National Mock Trial Team
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in both Trial Advocacy (Criminal and Civil) & for work in the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
- United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
- United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
- Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (“ATAA”)
- Trial School
- Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (“TTLA”)
- Tennessee Bar Association