After a diverse upbringing that spanned across four different states, Matt discovered his true sense of belonging in the picturesque state of Oregon. His academic journey led him to Lewis and Clark College, where he earned his bachelor's degree, followed by a successful tenure at Lewis and Clark Law School, where he attained his law degree. With an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of justice, Matt has since accumulated extensive experience in the realms of both criminal prosecution and defense.
During his nearly 15-year tenure post-law school, Matt served as a dedicated prosecutor at the Washington County District Attorney's Office. This invaluable experience provided him with an intimate understanding of the intricacies of the legal system, as he collaborated closely with law enforcement, victims, witnesses, and the judicial process. Today, as a specialized Portland DUII defense attorney, he continues to draw upon this wealth of knowledge and insight, empathizing with prosecutors and anticipating their responses in various legal scenarios.
Matt's journey in the legal field equipped him with a unique perspective on the profound impact of the law on individuals and families during their most challenging times. His prosecutorial background exposed him to a wide array of cases, including those involving domestic violence, car accidents, and physical injuries. This deep understanding of the law's implications on personal lives empowers Matt to guide his clients comprehensively through the intricate maze of DUI cases, both within and beyond the courtroom.
Beyond the courtroom, Matt's life has been colored by his love for music. In his college years, he was an active member of an Irish Jam Rock band, gracing audiences with live performances across town. While the guitar still finds its way into his hands from time to time, Matt's heart lies in guiding individuals through the daunting landscape of the criminal justice system during their most unsettling moments.