Matthew was born in Neosho, Missouri. He graduated with honors from Neosho High School while being a member of the debate and tennis teams. Matthew went on to attend Missouri Southern State University, where he graduated from the Honors Program as the top Political Science graduate. He then attended the University of Tulsa, College of Law, graduating in 2012.
While at TU College of Law, Matthew excelled as a member of the Board of Advocates.
Awards received include the following:
Order of Barristers
National Trial Competition Finalist
AAJ Trial Competition Semi-Finalist
Trial Skills Competition Champion
Redbud Competition Champion (2010 & 2011)
Redbud Qualifier Champion (2010 & 2011)
10 Best - Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
10 Best - Family Law Attorney - Attorney & Practice Magazine
Super Lawyers - Rising Star