Matthew’s practice focuses on personal injury, civil litigation, criminal defense, and expungements. Prior to joining PEARSON, BUTLER, CARSON & COOK, Matthew, started his own practice where he helped litigate several multi-million dollar cases, including cases in state court and federal trial court as well as the 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.
Matthew recently completed advanced personal injury training with the Personal Injury Training Institute to become a certified Motor Vehicle Occupant Injury specialist. This is a prestigious award that only three other attorneys in the state held at the time of completion. This training gives Matthew a unique advantage over other attorneys to help persons injured in accidents recover their damages. Additionally, Matthew was named one of Utah’s Top 40 Under 40 civil litigators by the National Trial Lawyers. This award is by invitation only and is only awarded to the nation’s top young trial attorneys.
Although Matthew’s criminal practice is now exclusively devoted to defending persons charged with crimes, he has experience from the prosecuting side as well. Matthew has worked in varying capacities for the Utah County Attorney’s Office, Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office. Matthew also spent a summer as an extern for the Honorable Paul Cassell of the United States District Court of Utah. This experience from the prosecution side as well as the court side of cases gives Matthew a unique perspective in handling criminal cases to provide the best representation possible.
Matthew also has significant experience in expunging criminal records, clearing any arrests reports, criminal charges, or convictions off one’s criminal record, as well as removing qualified person from the sex offender registry. This service gives people who made mistakes early in their life an opportunity to get a clean slate and become proud of their name once again.
Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree in International Law & Diplomacy from Brigham Young University. He attended his first year of law school in Detroit, Michigan, where he was ranked in the top 5 percent in his first year class. Mr. Kober graduated and earned his law degree from the S.J. Quinney School of Law at the University of Utah, a Top 50 law school, where was a quarter-finalist in the Traynor Moot Court competition. When not advocating for his clients, Matthew enjoys playing the piano, waterskiing, and spending time with his family.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2017|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Certified Motor Vehicle Occupant Injury Specialist||Personal Injury Training Institute||2012|
|Attorney||Pearson & Butler, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Managing Partner||M. Kober Law, PLLC||2008 - 2012|
|Third Year Intern||Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office||2007 - 2008|
|Legal Clerk||United States Attorneys Office, District of Utah||2006 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Utah County Attorneys Office||2006 - 2007|
|Judicial Extern||United States District Court, District of Utah||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Utah State Bar, Litigation Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Utah State Bar, Criminal Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Yahoo Finance||Personal Injury Lawyer in Utah Recognized by National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40||2012|
|University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law||Juris Doctor||2008|
|Brigham Young University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Juris Doctor||N/A|
|August 2012 Seminar||Recent Changes in Civil Procedure Rules||2012|
|Nelson v. Global Marketing Alliance||Pending Settlement Agreement|
|Cruz v. Allen||Pending Litigation|
|First National Ins. Co. v. Global Marketing Alliance||Obtained Defense and Acceptable Settlement|
|Palmer v. Bishop, et al||Successfully Settled Case|
|Global Marketing Alliance v. SAC & Associates||Successful Settlement Agreement|
|State of Utah v. Vallejos||Successful Dismissal of Charges|
|United States Dept. of Labor v. Global Marketing Alliance||Successful Settlement Agreement|
|Worthington v. Kodiak Homes||Successful Settlement|
|State of Utah v. Pollick||Successful Dismissal of Charges|
|Global Marketing Alliance v. Bishop||Successful Retaking of Website|
|Ouk v. Bishop||Successful Judgment Against Defendant|
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements