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Matthew is a firm, yet fair, attorney who works diligently to advance the interests of his clients. Matthew has significant skill and experience in legal matters involving:

  • Divorce, division of marital estate, and alimony
  • Custody, parent-time, and child support
  • Pre/post-marital agreements
  • Protective orders
  • Child abuse, neglect, and dependency
  • Paternity and parentage
  • Guardianship
  • Estate planning, wills, trusts, and powers of attorney

Matthew began his legal career with a boutique estate planning and probate firm in Houston, Texas. There he specialized in wills, trusts, asset protection, probate, and general transactional law assisting clients ranging from those with modest estates to ones with complex estates worth tens of millions of dollars.

After moving to Utah, Matthew focused his practice on assisting, advising, and representing clients in family law matters. Matthew honed his skills in family law as an attorney with a non-profit law firm in Salt Lake City, where he helped hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. He has argued cases in front of domestic commissioners and judges from Provo to Ogden and everywhere in between.

Licensed to Practice Law

  • Utah Bar
  • Texas Bar
 

Past Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Open Legal Services
  • Attorney, Kennedy & Jackson.  Houston, Texas
 

Education

Juris Doctor – University of Houston

  • Mediated cases through the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center and Justice of the Peace Courts
  • Completed mediator training through the A. A. White Dispute Resolution Center, Houston, TX
  • Litigated Cases as part of the University of Houston Civil Litigation Clinic

Dual Major, Bachelor of Arts – University of Houston

  • Majored in Psychology and Philosophy
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Areté Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Work from the Honors College
  • Vice-President of the Student Body
 

Personal

Matthew was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He loves spending time outdoors with his wife, two children, and rescue dogs. Matthew is also a musician who plays the guitar, bass guitar, banjo, and mandolin.