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A 2002 graduate from Greater Latrobe High School, Matt graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2006, where he majored in Political Science. He then went on to Duquesne University School of Law where he earned his J.D., graduating magna cum laude in 2009.   While at Duquesne, Matt was a member of the Duquesne Law Review staff from 2007 to 2009 and received the C.A.L.I. award for Sales and Leased Goods.

Upon graduation from Duquesne, Matt returned to Greensburg and joined his father Rich in the practice of law. Matt served as an assistant public defender in Westmoreland County from August, 2010, to December, 2013.  He is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Matt is a member of the Westmoreland County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and is a member of the board of directors for Laurel Legal Services, Inc., and the Union Cemetery of Greensburg.

When not practicing law, Matt enjoys spending time in the outdoors. He resides in Hempfield Township with his wife, Lindsey.


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh of Greensburg, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 40%
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy 15%
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy 15%
  • Personal Injury 15%
  • Wills and Estate Administration 15%

Professional Associations

  • Westmoreland County Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Board Member (2012 – present), Treasurer (2012 – 2016), Board Chairman (2017), 2012 to Present
  • Union Cemetery of Greensburg, Board Member, Chairman (2017), 2017 to Present
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Board President, 2017 to Present

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2010

Representative Cases


  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star, 2017 - Present

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Laurel Legal Services Board Member, 2012 to Present
  • Union Cemetery of Greensburg, 2017 to Present

Past Positions

  • Westmoreland County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2010 to 2013


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