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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.  


Languages spoken: English, Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    9 years, 3 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    9 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($175-235/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joshua Paul Eldredge

    I endorse this lawyer because he gets results for his clients. You would be lucky to be represented by him.


    Joshua Eldredge Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Daniel Enoch Witte

    Matt is a sharp guy who delivers for his clients!


    Daniel Witte Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

1682 Reunion Ave
Suite 100
South Jordan, UT, 84095


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Certified Motor Vehicle Occupant Injury SpecialistPersonal Injury Training Institute2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPearson & Butler, PLLC2011 - Present
Managing PartnerM. Kober Law, PLLC2008 - 2012
Third Year InternSalt Lake County District Attorney's Office2007 - 2008
Judicial ExternUnited States District Court, District of Utah2006 - 2007
Legal ClerkUnited States Attorneys Office, District of Utah2006 - 2007
Law ClerkUtah County Attorneys Office2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Utah State BarN/A2008 - Present
Utah State Bar, Litigation SectionN/A2008 - Present
Utah State Bar, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Palmer v. Bishop, et alSuccessfully Settled Case
Cruz v. AllenPending Litigation
First National Ins. Co. v. Global Marketing AllianceObtained Defense and Acceptable Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
Brigham Young UniversityInternational Law & DiplomacyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
August 2012 SeminarRecent Changes in Civil Procedure Rules2012