was born on December 7, 1982. He
is a 2001 graduate of Oak Hill High School in Oak Hill, Ohio, where he was
obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where
he earned a double major in Political Science and Spanish. While at Ohio University, Matthew was
inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa
Society and was a member of the Leona and Lewis Hughes Manasseh Cutler Scholars
summa cum laude from Ohio University
in 2005 and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of
Cincinnati College of Law in Cincinnati, Ohio.
While at UC Law, Matthew was accepted as a member of the Moot Court
Honor Board, and he finished as a semifinalist in the Hassell National
Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in Virginia. Matthew graduated from the College of Law in
2008, having been inducted into the Order of Barristers.
admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2008, where he began practice with Southeastern
Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) in Portsmouth, Ohio, and later served as an
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Scioto County, Ohio. While an Assistant Prosecutor, Matthew gained
significant jury trial experience.
became admitted to practice law in Kentucky in 2014. In addition to being admitted to the Ohio and
Kentucky Bars, Matthew is admitted to the United States District Court for the
Southern District of Ohio and the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Kentucky. He also is a
member of both the Ohio and Kentucky Bar Associations, as well as the Scioto
County Bar Association and the Greenup and Lewis County Bar Associations.
years, Matthew has been involved with Habitat for Humanity, helping to build homes
for families in need.
joining the law firm of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, Matthew has
had the pleasure of representing clients in a variety of civil and criminal