Experience & Background

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, DUIs, gun charges, prostitution, domestic violence, burglary, sexual assault, and auto theft.

Matthew not only developed a deep understanding of the law during this time, but also learned how to use the law and rules of procedure to his client’s benefit. In nearly a hundred bench and jury trials, he earned a reputation as a skilled and tenacious advocate. During law school, Matthew spent two terms interning with the United State’s Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. While there, he worked alongside federal prosecutors on both Federal and local cases in the National Security Division and Felony-Major Crimes Division, respectively. As a result, Matthew gained valuable insight into the government’s approach to prosecution. He is barred in Maryland and D.C., as well as federally in the U.S. District Courts for both states.

Matthew is married with two daughters.