Background Information

After graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center, Matthew joined the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) in Prince George’s County, Maryland. As an attorney with the OPD, Matthew represented thousands of clients facing all manner of criminal charges, including assault, drug possession and distribution, armed robbery, driving under the influence, handgun, prostitution, domestic violence, burglary, sexual assault, and auto theft. Matthew not only developed a deep understanding of the law but he also learned how to use the law and rules of procedure to his client’s benefit. In nearly a hundred bench and jury trials, Matthew earned a reputation as a skilled, tenacious advocate. During law school, Matthew spent two terms interning with the United State’s Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. While there, Matthew worked alongside federal prosecutors on both Federal and local cases in the National Security Division and Felony-Major Crimes Division, respectively. Matthew gained valuable insight into the government’s approach to prosecution. Matthew’s service to his clients does not begin and end at the courtroom door. He is a relentless advocate who will pursue every available option to obtain the best possible outcome for his client. Many times, this may involve not going to trial. Matthew is sensitive to the unique needs and concerns of each client. In every case, the attorney-client relationship must be built on trust, and good communication is critical to building that trust. Matthew keeps each client updated on the status of their case so they can be confident in their representation.

Matthew earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University, where he was a varsity athlete and member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife and daughter.