Matt has devoted his career to representing employees who have been treated unfairly by corporations and the government. In 2003, fresh out of law school, Matt successfully tried his first case against the government. Since that time, he has established a winning record of obtaining large verdicts and settlements for his clients in employment matters. That success comes from an understanding that his cases are not about him, but about his clients' stories and righting the wrongs that have been done to them.
Matt has been recognized by his peers with the distinction of Super Lawyer for several years. He has also obtained a rating of 10 out of 10 by the peer and client-reviewed organization AVVO. In 2016, he was invited to join the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers. Matt's writings have been published on a wide variety of topics and he has been a contributing editor for one of the American Bar Association's authoritative treatises on employment law for many years.
On a more personal level, Matt believes deeply in the service he provides to his clients. From a very young age, he learned the importance of protecting our civil rights. In the 1960s, his father answered the call to all clergy in the United States to come to the South to stand for civil rights. His childhood was filled with stories of courageous individuals, including his father, who stood for justice and equality even at the risk of physical harm to themselves. Continuing this family tradition, Matt is a fearless and unrelenting courtroom advocate against any corporate or government bully who seeks to diminish our proud history of equal justice under the law.
Visit www.pacwestjustice.com to learn more about how Matt can help you.
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||2002||11/09/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Adocates||2016|
|James Madison Award||UMKC Law School||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Kansas City chapter)||N/A|
|ABA/ BNA publications||WAGE AND HOUR LAWS, A STATE-BY-STATE SURVEY, ABA SECTION OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW, 2017 Supplement (Contributing Editor)||2017|
|ABA/ BNA publications||WAGE AND HOUR LAWS, A STATE-BY-STATE SURVEY, ABA SECTION OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW (Contributing Editor)||2016|
|ABA/ BNA publications||WAGE AND HOUR LAWS, A STATE-BY-STATE SURVEY, ABA SECTION OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW, 2015 Supplement (Contributing Editor)||2015|
|ABA/ BNA publications||WAGE AND HOUR LAWS, A STATE-BY-STATE SURVEY, ABA SECTION OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW, 2014 Supplement (Contributing Editor)||2014|
|University of Missouri||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Missouri||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Counseling Ethics||Therapist-Client Dual Relationship Bans||2006|
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