Matt was born and raised in Oklahoma. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Business at Oklahoma State University in 2007, before getting his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 2010.
He started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Pushmataha County, where he gained trial experience and a working criminal law knowledge. He then went to work as an Associate for Gotcher and Beaver Law Firm in McAlester, with a varied practice from domestic law to criminal defense to personal injury.
In 2015, Matthew was appointed to serve as the Special District Judge for Pittsburg County. His dockets included criminal, small claims, mental health hearings and protective orders.
Throughout Matt's career, he has stood against injustice. He got in to the practice of law to help people and make sure that right to a jury trial was protected. Innocent until proven guilty means something, and it's worth fighting for.
He's admitted to practice in Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation Tribal Court, the Eastern, Northern and Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courts, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.