Matt grew up in Dallas, Texas. After completing his undergraduate studies out of state, he returned to the Metroplex to attend Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. In law school, Matt represented SMU against other law schools in Mock Trial competitions around the country. He also received a Certificate of Russian Law while studying at the Center for International and Comparative Law in Moscow, Russia. Upon graduation from SMU law with honors, Matt was inducted into the National Order of Barristers, a national honors society for those excelling in courtroom advocacy.
Before joining The Barber Law Firm in Dallas, Matt worked at a civil defense firm, defending a large petroleum corporation and its insurance company against personal injury claims. Defending these cases, Matt witnessed firsthand the injustice that can result when an injured person chooses to take on insurance companies with the wrong attorney. He also saw how the right attorney can present a case in a way which provides the best odds for an injured plaintiff to receive proper compensation. Now, having switched sides, Matt brings this unique insight and experience to his clients at The Barber Law Firm.
Matt was recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers organization in 2019.