Matthew Bretz is a Kansas native. As a youth he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, then at the age of 20 received a B.S. from Kansas State University where he also taught classical and contemporary physics. He graduated from Pepperdine School of Law where he received the Dalsimer Moot Court Award from U. S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr. After graduation he practice with the Los Angeles firm of Erin Brockovich, Delta Force and The Twilight Zone fame, Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, litigating aviation and catastrophic injury cases.
After returning to Kansas Mr. Bretz was a litigation partner with Gilliland & Hayes until starting Bretz Law Offices in 1997. The firm name was changed to Bretz & Young in 2013 when Melinda Young joined as a partner. Mr. Bretz handles all types of injury claims including primarily automobile, products liability, nursing home and premises liability claims. 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, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He formerly was the Medical Legal Editor for the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association.
Matt Bretz serves on the Board of Directors for United Way, the Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson (TECH), the Board of Governors for the Kansas Association for Justice (KSAJ) and is a former board member for The American Red Cross, Interfaith Housing, Big Brothers, and Sunday school teacher.