In 1998, Matt started his career in law as a commercial and intellectual property litigator with the AmJur 100 firm of Quarles & Brady LLP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. At Quarles, Matthew was fortunate and garnered valuable trial experience during his first year as an associate-a rarity at one of the largest firms in the nation. Having proven his capacity and passion for litigation, Matt worked on a number of high-profile cases involving medical device manufacturers, electric utility companies, and other Fortune 500 or Forbes 100 companies.
He later joined the Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota based national firm of Briggs & Morgan P.A. — where he was a key component of the firm’s prestigious and nationally recognized Telecommunications Law Group. Matt also continued his intellectual property and commercial/business litigation practice as a member of the firms business litigation group. At Briggs, Matthew gained extensive courtroom experience in state and federal courts around the country. His zealous focus on vigorously representing clients to the fullest extent possible within the bounds of ethics and the law resulted in success for Matthew’s clients, and the large firms that recruited and nurtured his development. These firms helped him become a formidable opponent to even the most seasoned courtroom tacticians.
His drive to make certain his clients receive the finest legal counsel and obtain outcomes beyond their expectations fostered further success as shown by the accolades and awards from local and national legal publications and groups naming Matt a leading litigator under 40 (“Top 40 Lawyers Under 40″)” and as a “Young Lawyer to Watch.” Matt was named in “Who’s Who in American Law” five separate times and a local magazine named him a “Rising Star” in the Twin Cities legal community.
After several years with Briggs and Morgan, Matthew joined Skolnick & Schiff P.A., a prestigious Minneapolis-based business litigation boutique firm as an equity partner and head of the firm’s intellectual property law practice. During his time, he worked and partnered with one of the nation’s foremost commercial and business litigators and trial lawyers. In 2008, Matthew left the practice of law to pursue another dream and attended Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
In November of 2010, armed with the experience and expertise gained through practicing with some the best and brightest legal minds and the knowledge gained studying medicine, Matthew was picked to run the Medical Law Group and serve as Chief Legal Officer of Axon JuriMed Group, LLC, a nationally recognized medical/pharmaceutical and medical device law trial consulting firm based out of San Francisco, California and Chicago, Illinois.
In late-2012, a private investment group acquired Axon JuriMed, giving Matt the opportunity to return to his true calling as a litigator and trial lawyer. He has vigorously and successfully represented clients in all phases of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and state and federal jury trials.
Matt’s case preparation starts with the client’s objectives and involves developing and implementing a solid strategy to defend or enforce the client’s commercial, business, or intellectual property rights or client’s defense against claims and suits brought against them that could be significantly harmful to their interests–economic, professional or otherwise. Though Matt craves the litigation experince, he also understands the risks involved with a trial, especially in high-profile cases. His number one priority is and has been to protect the valuable legal interests of his clients.
Matt is licensed to practice in MN, WI and various federal district and applellate courts. His admission to the AZ bar is pending and expected during the summer of 2013. Matt lives in a historic district of Phoenix with his wife Jennifer, a web design and internet marketing company owner, and their children, Jack 1, and Gypsy, 9.
Languages spoken: German, Russian, English
Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (5-10%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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|WI||Suspended Olr Certification||1998||03/24/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 (Litigators) Under 40||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2003|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||2003|
|Member/Principal/Managing Attorney||Alchemy Law Group PLLC||2013 - Present|
|General Counsel||The Web Marketing Partners LLC||2011 - Present|
|Vice-President of Legal Affairs||Axon JuriMed Group LLC||2010 - Present|
|Partner/Senior Trial Counsel||Skolnick & Harris, P.A.||2004 - 2007|
|Attorney||Briggs & Morgan||2000 - 2004|
|Attorney||Quarles & Brady||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Milwaukee Bar Association, Bench/Bar Circuit Court - Civil Committee||N/A||1999 - 2000|
|Greater Milwaukee Boys' and Girls' Clubs||Board of Directors||1999 - 2000|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Veit Inc. v. Sherburne County Board of Commissioners||Summary Judgment granted in favor of my client, Veit, Inc., and county ordered to grant industrial land use permit.|
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|American Bar Association publication||Science of Legal Medicine||2011|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Biochemistry||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Sociology of Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultat||Law||N/A||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section||Business Torts-Theft of Trade Secrets and Industrial Espionage||N/A|
|Federal Communications Bar Association||Telecommunications-Internet Law & Liability||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Science of Law of Medicine||N/A|