Matthew Bretz is a Kansas native. He received a B.S. from Kansas State University, where he taught both classical and contemporary physics. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law where he received the Vincent Dalsimer Moot Court Award from U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr. After graduation, he practiced with the Los Angeles firm of Erin Brockovich, Delta Force II, and The Twilight Zone fame, Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, litigating aviation, toxic tort and catastrophic injury cases.
After returning to Kansas, Mr. Bretz was a litigation partner with Gilliland & Hayes, P.A., until starting Bretz Law Offices in 1997. Mr. Bretz handles all types of injury claims, including primarily automobile, commercial trucking, product liability, nursing home, and premises liability matters. He has been recognized by CNN and by local and state news media for trial and settlement results in numerous cases.
Mr. Bretz is licensed in Kansas and California, by the United States District Courts in Kansas, the Central District of California, the Northern District of Illinois, the Western District of Missouri, Colorado, the Eastern and Western District of Oklahoma, Nebraska, and by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a Member of the Board of Governors for the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, and formerly was the Medical Legal Editor for the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association.
Matt Bretz serves on the National Board of Directors for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), the Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson (TECH), and he is a former board member for the American Red Cross, United Way, Interfaith Housing and Big Brothers.