Matthew has been a practicing attorney since 1999. He is AV rated amongst his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and focuses his practice in the areas of Construction Law, Government Contracting and Commercial law, with his emphasis in litigation and compliance. He represents a variety of private clientele from Designers to Owners and Developers to General Contractors and Subcontractors in the construction industry. He also represents business clients from formation to advice or litigation such as Software Development Companies, Restaurant Owners, Chemical Companies, Energy Companies, and Business Owners. Matthew also has experience working for insurance companies, as well as sureties. In 2018, he was nominated and awarded as a Lawyer of Distinction.
While licensed to practice law in South Carolina (’99), North Carolina (’06) and the District of Columbia (’09), Matthew has tried numerous cases in the State and Federal Courts of North Carolina and South Carolina, including Bankruptcy Court and Administrative Law Divisions. He has also handled matters by permission of the Federal Court in Texas, Georgia and New York. He has twice argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. Matthew is experienced in arbitration and has arbitrated nearly 50 matters to award.
Co-author of Common Sense Construction Law, 4th Edition (2009); Co-author South Carolina Construction Law Desk Book (2013).
Matthew was raised in Roanoke, Virginia. He is married with three children. He received his B.S. in Statistics from Brigham Young University in 1996 and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1999. He speaks proficient Dutch.
South Carolina, 1999
North Carolina, 2006
District of Columbia, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina