Matt became affiliated with the Firm in an Of Counsel role in 2019.  For over 20 years, Matt has tried numerous cases and handled hundreds of litigation matters for clients throughout Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, covering a broad spectrum of issues, including commercial and contract litigation, medical malpractice, personal/commercial automotive liability, premises liability, construction litigation, employment litigation, issues affecting educational institutions, and appellate work at both the State and Federal levels.   

In 2018, Matt was selected by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of Mississippi’s “Top Ten” Leaders in Law. 

Matt is involved in numerous leadership and non-profit organizations throughout Mississippi and in the Pine Belt, including serving on the Mississippi Bar Association’s Litigation Section Executive Committee (2012-present, Chairman, 2017-2018), the Hattiesburg Youth Soccer Association’s Board of Directors (2014-present, Board Chairman, 2018-present), Leadership Pine Belt Steering Committee (2012-present, and co-Chair 2017, 2018), and Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors (2010-2014, Board President, 2014). Matt also had the privilege of being part of Leadership Mississippi’s Class of 2018 and Leadership Pine Belt’s Class of 2010.  Matt has been married to Gaylyn (Gill) for over 20 years, and they have three children, Jillian, Ethan and Cooper. 



University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D., 1998)
University of Southern Mississippi (B.S., Accounting, 1994)

Bar Admission

Mississippi, 1998
Alabama, 1999
Louisiana, 2000