After graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2006. While in law school Matt clerked with The Scruggs Law Firm, assisting with case research and drafting memorandums for mass tort litigation. In his last year of law school, Matt clerked for Lafayette County Chancellor Edwin H. Roberts, Jr.
Matt joined the law firm of Tannehill & Carmean, PLLC in Oxford in 2006. Matt's area of practice includes all matters relating to real estate, wills and estates, debt collection, and family law.
In 2013, Matt was voted one of Super Lawyer's Rising Stars of the Mid South.
While in law school, Matt clerked for two years with Hughes & Hitt, P.A., assisting with real estate loan closings.
Matt is a native of Florence, Alabama. As the youngest of five children who all attended the University of Mississippi, Matt served as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Associated Student Body Senate. Matt also served as President of Phi Delta Theta, and was honored with the Arthur R. Priest award for being the top Phi Delta Theta member in the nation.
Matt was a member of the Intra-Fraternity Council, Lambda Sigma, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, and was also a Class Favorite his senior year at Ole Miss.
Matt is married to the former Leah Chancellor originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Leah is also an Ole Miss graduate.They have two daughters, Nora Gray and Murphey Deems, and a son, Chancellor Colle. They attend Grace Bible Church.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 6th Year in a Row||The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)||2015|
|Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 5th Year in a Row||The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)||2014|
|Rising Stars of the Mid-South||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 4th Year in a Row||The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)||2013|
|Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 3rd Year in a Row||The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)||2012|
|Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford - 2nd Year in a Row||The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)||2011|
|Tier 1 Law Firm||U.S. News & World Reports||2011|
|Voted Best Law Firm in Oxford||The Oxford Town (Oxford Eagle)||2010|
|Arthur R. Priest Award||Phi Delta Theta||2003|
|Magna Cum Laude||University of Mississippi||2003|
|Attorney||Tannehill, Carmean & McKenzie, PLLC||2006 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Lafayette County Chancery Court||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk||Hughes & Hitt, P.A.||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lafayette County Bar Association||President||2012 - Present|
|North Mississippi Board of Realtors||Affiliate Member||2006 - Present|
|Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Mississippi Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Junior Leadership Lafayette||Committe Memeber||N/A|
|LOU Ole Miss Alumni Association||Vice-President||N/A|
|United Way||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Lafayette County Bar Association||Vice President||2011 - 2012|
|Lafayette County Bar Association||Treasurer||2009 - 2010|
|Lafayette County Bar Association||Secretary||2008 - 2009|
|Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association||Student Chapter Chairman||2005 - 2006|
|TCM Website||How A Professional Lawyer Can Help You Understand A Will||2013|
|TCM Website||Why You Need a Divorce Attorney||2013|
|TCM Website||Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney||2013|
|University of Mississippi School of Law||Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Mississippi - School of Business Administration||Bachelors||2006|
|Lawyer in the Classroom||Buying Your First Home||2014|
|Quarterly Meeting||Real Estate Closings A-Z||2013|
|UM Law School||Current Issues in MS Real Estate Law||2012|
|Luncheon||Working With Your Loan Officer||2010|
|Real Estate Update||Real Estate Closings||2009|
|Estate of Hazell Harrell||The proper heirs were located and the estate closed.|
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Mon Apr 29 2019
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Mon Oct 10 2016
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