Matt joined Williams Dirks Dameron as an equity partner in 2014. Matt’s practice focuses on representing individuals, classes and businesses in litigation. Matt’s work includes commercial disputes, class actions, and individual cases.
Matt previously was a partner in a prominent plaintiffs’ firm in Kansas City. During his time there, Matt worked on the lead counsel team for several class and MDL cases, including matters concerning securities litigation, wage and hour enforcement, and consumer protection cases.
From 2009 to 2012, Matt served as Chief of Staff for Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. In his capacity as Chief of Staff, Matt served on the Executive Team that managed significant litigation in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Matt also engaged with other state attorneys general in multi-state investigations, and coordinated efforts with other state and federal authorities including the Department of Justice and the SEC.
In addition to his legal work, Matt served as General Koster’s voting designee on the Missouri Housing Development Commission. Matt also had oversight responsibility for the office’s $23 million budget, the office’s legislative affairs and communications activities, and the office’s personnel policies and decisions.
Matt also currently serves as a Special Prosecutor for Jackson County, Missouri.
Matt previously clerked for the Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. Before law school, Matt served as the Campaign Coordinator for Congressman Ike Skelton.
In May 2013, Mayor Sly James appointed Matt to serve as co-chair of Kansas City’s Charter Review Committee. The panel was comprised of 13 residents, which is made up of at least two residents from each council district. The committee reviews the city charter and recommends changes to the Mayor and city council.
In October 2012, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed Matt to serve on the Missouri Development Finance Board. The Missouri Development Finance Board administers a range of financing programs for Missouri businesses, local governments and state agencies; issues taxable or tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds or notes; and provides market rate or low-interest loans and grants to political subdivisions to fund public infrastructure improvements. The Missouri Senate confirmed Matt’s appointment in February 2013.
Matt also serves on the governing boards for the following organizations: The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, the Kansas City Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, and Legal Aid of Western Missouri.
Matt earned his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri. He is a native of Sedalia, Missouri.
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|KS||Authorized to practice law||2003||10/19/2021|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2002||11/08/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best of the Bar||Kansas City Business Journal||2014|
|Missouri & Kansas Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Distinguished Recent Graduate||University of Missouri School of Law||2012|
|Up and Coming Lawyer||Missouri Lawyers Weekly||2011|
|Missouri & Kansas Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Partner||Williams Dirks Dameron LLC||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP||2012 - 2014|
|Chief of Staff||Missouri Attorney General's Office||2009 - 2012|
|Associate||Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP||2006 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||U.S. District Court - W.D. of Missouri||2004 - 2006|
|Associate Attorney||Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP||2002 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Lawyers Association of Kansas City||Member||N/A|
|Western District of Missouri Federal Law Clerk Society||Co-chair||N/A|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Board of Governors||N/A|
|Missouri Institute for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Western District of Missouri Federal Practice Committee||N/A|
|Kansas City Missouri Charter Review Committee||Co-chair||N/A|
|Missouri Development Finance Board||Member||N/A|
|The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc.||Executive Committee||N/A|
|University of Missouri Alumni Association, Kansas City||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Progress KC Committee||Treasurer||N/A|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|University of Missouri Columbia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|