- Sex Crimes/Juvenile Sex Crimes
- Death Penalty Qualified
- Criminal Defense
- J.D. - Arizona State University cum laude & Truman Young Fellow
- B.A. - Arizona State University, magna cum laude
Death Penalty Qualified
Matt is a master trial attorney and litigator. His practice focuses on Criminal Law and Personal Injury. He has significant experience handling every type of criminal case. He has also litigated some of the most complicated civil cases as a plaintiff’s attorney and insurance defense attorney.
Matt first obtained trial experience in Law School when he was selected as the 2002 Truman Young Fellow, an honor given to only one ASU law student each year. Matt graduated law school with academic distinctions and conducted over 20 trials as a law student.
Due to his unique trial experience and demonstrated skill, Matt was recruited by multiple law firms and prosecutor agencies. Prior to founding his law firm, Matt worked for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, a national law firm, and a boutique law firm. Matt dedicated his career to litigation and worked hard to become one of the most skilled, trained, and experienced trial attorneys in the State.
As a prosecutor, Matt was promoted after only a few months over more senior attorneys to oversee the prosecution of complicated gun crimes under a federal grant program. Due to his trial experience and skill, Matt supervised and mentored other attorneys. He was soon promoted to the Special Victim’s Unit where he managed some of the most serious Child Abuse, Sex Crimes, and Computer Crimes cases. He continued to demonstrate his litigation and trial skills and was soon promoted to prosecute homicide and death penalty cases.
Matt became frustrated with the injustice and politics that existed in prosecutor offices and started a firm with another former prosecutor, Jefferson Simmons. They are dedicated to protect individuals from the injustices that often arise when being accused of a crime or when experiencing physical or psychological injuries.
Matt applies his litigation, trial, and government experience to obtain incredible results for his clients. As a Defense Attorney, Matt has represented individuals facing all types of crimes from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. As a Personal Injury attorney, Matt handles all types of civil injury claims, including claims against corporations and government agencies. He understands the issues that individuals and families face when experiencing an accident, injury, or any criminal charge, and approaches each case with passion and care.
For over 10 years, Matt has provided training to experienced attorneys, law enforcement, and other professionals across the country on case investigation, litigation strategy, and trial presentation. He consults with attorneys, doctors, law firms, police agencies, and therapists on issues of criminal investigation, trial strategy, mitigation, and victim response. He has testified as an expert on topics related to sex crimes investigation, prosecution, and litigation.
Matt also represents victims in civil litigation and victim rights cases. He applies his substantial trial experience to hold churches, corporations, individuals, insurance companies, and government agencies accountable when they cause injury and harm.
Matt is qualified by the Arizona Supreme Court to represent individuals in death penalty cases.
Matt has handled over 50 jury trials which include: Aggravated Assault with a Weapon, Child Sexual Abuse, Theft, Date Rape, 1st Degree Murder, Vehicular Homicide, Drug Possession and Sale, Domestic Violence, Fraud, White Collar, and DUI cases.
I understand that life is complicated and there are many different reasons why someone would need my services. I have understanding of, and compassion for, every situation in which an individual may find themselves.
Furthermore, I treat all clients with dignity and respect, regardless of the crimes they’ve been charged with. I protect my clients in an unforgiving system, hold the justice system accountable, and communicate regularly, because my clients have the right to know what’s going on with their case.
After spending more than a decade prosecuting these cases, I have the advantage of knowing the mindset, motivations, and tactics the prosecution uses, and wield that knowledge for my clients benefit.