Throughout his practice, Matt has represented clients ranging from individuals to privately held and publicly traded corporations in various state and federal courts nationwide, and in arbitrations with the AAA and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Matt’s experience covers all phases of the litigation process including case strategy, pre-trial briefing and motion practice, depositions and discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial preparation, trial, and appeals.
Matt’s representative litigation experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving claims for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, breach of contract, and civil RICO, as well as consumer class action and whistleblower claims.
In addition to litigation, Matt has experience in the area of white collar defense and investigations, and has represented clients in investigations by various federal agencies including the CFTC and the USDA.
Matt was named a “Rising Star” (2011, 2012) and a “Super Lawyer” (2013-2017) by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. Matt was also named to the 2012 BTI Client Service All-Stars, a select group of only 272 lawyers nationwide who are chosen solely on unprompted, unequivocal recommendations by corporate counsel for their understanding of business issues, innovative approaches to legal services, and commitment to client needs.
Matt is a native of Colorado and spent fifteen years in Omaha, Nebraska, where he began his legal career at a large regional law firm. After moving to Kansas City, he practiced in large national and international law firms before joining Miller Schirger. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt served on the staff of a Member of the United States House of Representatives and worked as a licensed stock broker.
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