Attorney Mathew A. Work is the founding partner of Carlson & Work and is widely regarded as one of Nevada’s top attorneys. Mathew A. Work was 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.
After college, Mathew moved to Washington D.C. where he continued his education as a graduate student and Capitol Hill Fellow at American University. Mathew worked on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Staffer. Mathew was able to work side by side with members of Congress. Mathew received a Masters in Economics from American University.
Upon leaving Washington D.C., Mathew 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, Deans 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 an associate attorney where he successfully defended criminal cases at jury trial.
As a result of his work efforts, Mathew was then offered a position as a criminal prosecutor for the City of Reno. This experience was invaluable. Mathew spent years actively litigating criminal cases at trial. Mathew founded Work Law, now Carlson & Work in 2017.
Mathew’s ability as a trial attorney has consistently earned praise from the Northern Nevada legal community. In 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, he earned recognition as Top 40 under 40 nationally, voted by the National Trial Attorney LLC. Mathew was also named 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 also a Law Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and TMCC