Matthew is originally from South Carolina. After graduation from college, he worked with the Kmart Kids Race Against Drugs Program traveling the country raising money for drug and alcohol awareness programs. Matthew moved from Las Vegas to Maryland in 2001 to attend the University of Maryland School of Law. While in law school, Matthew clerked at the Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County and in June 2003 joined Bagley & Rhody, P.C. as a law clerk. Upon admission to the bar in December 2004, Matthew became an associate with Bagley & Rhody, P.C.
Matthew's practice focuses on estate planning, probate, and estate and trust litigation. Matthew heads the firm's probate practice. He has appeared in litigation before the Orphans' Court, District Court and Circuit Court throughout the State of Maryland in matters such as Will contests, trustee/personal representative removal actions, inter vivos actions such as deed nullification, accounting actions and breach of fiduciary duty matters. Matthew has also appeared before the Court of Special Appeals.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Maryland RIsing Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Maryland Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Maryland Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|MSBA Special Committee on Voir Dire, Wills, Trusts & Estates Subcommittee||Member||2011 - Present|
|Anne Arundel County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Maryland State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|The Advocate - Young Lawyers Section MSBA||Estate Planning in the Face of Changing Estate Tax Laws||2011|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Contesting and Defending Wills, Revocable Trusts & InterVivos Transfers||2011|
|Judicial Institute of Maryland||Will Contests: Legal Bases for Challenges to the Validity of a Decedent's Will/Codicil||2011|
|Maryland Continuing Legal Education (MICPEL)||Contesting and Defending Wills, Revocable Trusts and Inter Vivos Transfers||2006|
|University of Maryland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of South Carolina||Political Science/Religious Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|