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Mathew Adam Work

Personal injury Attorney at Reno, NV

5.0   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2014
    Status
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About Mathew

Learn Mathew’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Personal injury
    100%
    Car Accidents Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Slip and Falls

    11 years, 100 cases

Attorney Mathew Work founded Carlson & Work with the mission of making the practice of law more approachable. Mathew is a nationally recognized trial attorney, professor of law, and political advisor. Mathew also serves on the boards of Montreux, Axiom Group LLP., Nevada Moot Court, and Lakeridge Shores.

In 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, Mathew earned recognition as Top 40 under 40 nationally, voted by the National Trial Attorney LLC. In 2019 and 2020, Mathew was awarded Top 10 Trial Attorney by the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association. In 2020 Mathew was awarded Nevada Attorney of the Year by Top 100 Registry Inc.

Mathew is former outside General Counsel of PSR – the nation’s largest NFL Agency. In this capacity, Mathew drafted and negotiated contracts for the NFL’s top head coaches, executives, and personnel. As a result of these experiences, Mathew remains a trusted authority in NFL contract negotiations and business development.

Mathew comes from a humble upbringing, born in Henderson, NV where he was raised by his single mother and grandparents.

Mathew attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he earned a degree in economics, graduating summa cum laude. While in college Mathew was a collegiate athlete playing both lacrosse and football. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree, Mathew was awarded a Capitol Hill fellowship, working as a staffer for congressional leadership.

Mathew then attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law on a full academic scholarship. Mathew graduated magna cum laude. While at Thomas Jefferson he earned the Jefferson Award, Wilkins Award, Cali Award, Dean’s List, and was selected as a teaching assistant as a result of his academic success.

Mathew passed the Nevada bar on his first attempt and accepted a position as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Reno. As a prosecutor, Mathew spent years actively litigating criminal cases to trial. This experience earned Mathew the experience and reputation necessary to launch Carlson & Work.

Mathew is an adoring husband to his wife, Kalie Work, a Washoe County elected official, and loving father to his brilliant and savvy daughter, Kennedy.

 

 

In addition to practicing law, Mathew is a Law Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College

Now Mathew is currently an active partner at his law firm Work Law in Reno, NV

Attorney Mathew A. Work has earned the following awards and recognitions:

American Institute of Attorneys – National Top 10 Trial Attorney

Nevada Trial Lawyer Association – Top 10 Trial Attorney

The National Trial Lawyers – 2019 Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense

The National Trial Lawyers – 2019 Top 40 Under 40 – Family Law

American College of Trial Lawyer – Top 100 Nationally

Perfect 10 – AVVO Rating

American Academy of Attorneys – Top 40 Under 40 – Trial Attorney

American Institute of Legal Advocates – Rising Star

Adjunct Law Professor – TMCC

Adjunct Mock Trial Lecturer – University of Nevada, Reno

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Location

Carlson Work
1100 California Ave.
Suite 200
Reno, NV, 89509

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Melisa | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’m so grateful my decision was attorney work.
If you’re in a pinch and looking for an attorney in northern Nevada, they simply don’t get better than Mathew Work. Take your time, read through the reviews, get to know the reputations of each attorney and then make a decision. I’m so grateful my decision was attorney work.
Posted by Cheri | October 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He was Blount, honest and thorough.
Attorney work was recommended to me from another former client. His reputation was all that and more. He was Blount, honest and thorough.
Posted by Petty | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mathew has a unique blend of being very personable,
Mathew has a unique blend of being very personable, but also very professional when it’s time to turn it on. When we got to court, he was light years ahead of the opposition and his skills shined bright.
Posted by Hinton | October 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
10 out of 10 from start to finish.
10 out of 10 from start to finish. I was told my case had no chance, boy am I happy I didn’t believe the first attorney I spoke to, and decided to look for a second opinion. Mathew is an absolute rockstar.
Posted by Mary | October 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The entire team was pleasant, professional, and kind.
The entire team was pleasant, professional, and kind. If you’re looking for an exceptional car accident, Attorney, Mathew is the best option you’ll find. I’m proud to know Mathew and support him in this review.
Posted by Ilene | October 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Kind, compassionate and thoughtful
Mathew was kind, compassionate and thoughtful throughout the entire legal journey. I spoke to him regularly and felt updated and looked after.
Posted by Maryanne | October 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mathew Work is simply unmatched.
I made the wonderful decision to retain Mathew and his team. Take your time, interview, plenty of attorneys, and in the end you arrive to the same conclusion as I did, Mathew Work is simply unmatched.
Posted by Juana | October 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best personal injury lawyer!
Mathew Work was hands down the best personal injury lawyer I have ever worked with. Ended up getting me 3x the initial offer!
Posted by Derrick | May 19, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Attorney Mathew Work is a very knowledgeable and experienced trial attorney. He has given me excellent legal advice on Estate Planning. I’ll definitely get my estate planing done with his law firm Carlson & Work when I get all my assets in order.
Posted by Carrie | May 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Carrie Dekoski
Matt was phenomenal at helping me WIN against one of the biggest corporations in Reno!!! Even on last minute notice (my fault) he was highly prepared to fight and win. He was with me during a phone hearing and helped me use all the correct lingo to solidify my case. I couldn’t have been more happier the day of my case and of course when the final verdict came! Highly recommended!!
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Posted by Edward | May 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic service, amazing results
Mr. Work was a phenomenal professional, he worked on my case with intensity, creativity and ultimately yielded the most optimal outcomes. I would highly recommend Mr. Mathew Work to anyone needing assistance with personal injury!
Posted by Spencer | May 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly valuable
Matt has been able to help me navigate uncertain waters with professionalism and also educated me along the way. Matt has been able to assist myself and my family with questions we were nervous to talk to others about. Matt has our trust.
Posted by Vick | May 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A trusted and reliable legal professional
I’ve known Mathew for the last 15 years, and his level of professionalism never ceases to amaze me. I’m a seasoned technology & entertainment professional, and working with him is a breath of fresh air.
Posted by Crystel | December 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest duo!
I can’t thank Carlson and Work enough. They were honest, set realistic expectations and told me exactly what was expected of me not just them to accomplish the necessary results. I never felt like I was misled and I was proud to work with them throughout the entire process. Great people!
Posted by Melyssa | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney with real prosecuting skills
I was referred to Attorney Matthew Work for a personal injury case from a former colleague he worked with at the prosecutors office. it was immediately obvious, Matthew still had a lot of prosecutor left in him. The insurance company’s attorney was visibly scared and not up to task when trail came around. I am so happy I hired and retained somebody with real trial skills rather than somebody who would’ve just pleaded my case out and took the first offer to make a quick buck.
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Posted by Brett | April 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I am forever thankful to Attorney Mathew Work and his team. Hiring him and his team was simply the best decision. They have impacted my life for the better and the dedication he showed to myself and my family has been life-changing. Great attorney and even better human.
Posted by Howard | March 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The hype is real!
The hype you read about attorney Mathew Work is real. As far as trial is concerned , there is no attorney in the state that is better than him. From the moment opening argument begins, it is his courtroom. He is smarter, relatable, aggressive while being polite. They just don't make many attorneys with his ability, he has it all. I'm so glad I hired him
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Posted by Stella | July 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best duo out there
Rebecca and Mathew are hands-down the future of Reno‘s legal scene. They are sharp, honest and genuinely care about their clients. They present each case very well and in a professional manner. I was really proud to have hired these duo as my attorneys. Ultimately, Rebecca delivered on every promise she made and I walked away with an incredible outcome. Don’t hesitate, talk to these folks!.
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Posted by Marco | July 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
I met with Mr. Work after interviewing for other divorce attorneys and within 10 minutes I knew I needed him on my side. He was blunt, straightforward and told me exactly what my strengths were but more importantly how to prepare for my weaknesses. The other attorneys simply tried to sell me and make it seem like everything would be a slamdunk. Mr. Work is blunt and even in some ways can come off rude at times but at the end of the day his heart is in the right place and i knew i made the right choice hiring him because he really cares about delivering the best for his clients.
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Posted by Irene | May 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very dedicated
Work Law is comprised with absolute hard-working and dedicated people. Tanya, the paralegal I worked most directly with was so on it. She answered the phone when I called and was always willing to do her best to help. Rebecca was an absolute rock star in court and within weeks I had an outcome that I had waited years for. I am so happy I hired this crew
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner | Attorney
  • Work Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Criminal Prosecutor
  • City of Reno
  • 2014 - 2017

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • American University
  • Political Economics
  • 2011
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • Economics
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Minor v. Carson City
  • 1.5 Million
  • State vs. Alison
  • Hung Jury

Associations

  • Nevada State Bar
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • Admitted
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year - Nevada
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Trial Attorney
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2021
  • Top 40 under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40 Nominee
  • Young Professional Network
  • 2017
  • Torts and Criminal Law AmJur
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Jefferson Medal
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2013
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
  • Thomas Jefferson Law
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review
  • Nevada Mining 101
  • 2012
  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review
  • A Civil Action in Motion
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • UNR Moot Court - Art of the cross examination
  • 2018
  • TMCC Civil Evidence
  • Civil Evidence
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (17)
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Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have appeared as opposing counsel against Mathew Work on divorce and custody matters. In my experience, Mr. Work is an experienced, and ethical attorney. Because of my confidence and respect for Mr. Work as an attorney, I referred a family member to him in a civil matter. At the conclusion of the case, the family member personally thanked me for the referral and informed me that Mr. Work obtained an outcome for him that was better than expected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Matt when he was a prosecutor for the city of Reno. He is great to deal with and knows a lot about both sides of the criminal defense area, as well as many other areas of law practice. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mat is an outstanding member of the community. His professional work ethic is unparalleled and he truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt will definitely give you his all. He has a strong work ethic and is great in front of the judge. They don't come much better than him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He does outstanding work for his client. He is intelligent and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt truly 'Works' for his clients and for justice. He will fearlessly defend your rights."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Work is, undoubtedly, a first-rate litigator and incredible attorney. He has tried hundreds of cases. His knowledge and understanding of the law and court rules are unparalleled. His clients are truly lucky to have him advocating zealously on their behalf. Colleague. Attorney. Family man. Hire Mr. Work."
Government Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Working with Mat was an excellent experience. Had the opportunity to work with and in opposition with him. He is Knowledgeable, experienced and easy to communicate with. He also knew when to take a strong stance on his position while never losing that professional relationship. Look forward to working with him again in the future."
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Reno Personal injury Lawyer Mathew Adam Work
Mathew Adam Work
Personal injury Attorney
Reno, NV
Licensed for 9 years