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Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 2014

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., Business Administration, 2011

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All Michigan state courts

Family Law Attorney

Matthew is an experienced family law attorney with a background in litigation and appellate law. He counsels clients in divorce, custody, termination of parental rights and guardianship matters. He is a skillful negotiator with extensive experience mediating creative solutions for clients.

In addition to his private practice experience, Matthew formerly served the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance for Michigan State University, representing respondents under the jurisdiction of the school’s Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors. He conducted evidentiary hearings pertaining to alleged violations of sexual assault and misconduct and was retained by the Office of Institutional Equality to litigate contested claims.

Following law school, Matthew served a clerkship with the Michigan Court of Appeals for the Honorable Stephen Borrello. He  served as an extern for the Eaton County Prosecutor’s Office while earning his law degree.


Secured entry of an order awarding a change of domicile to a client escaping a toxic and potentially dangerous environment.

Successfully challenged an opposing party’s pursuit of a change of custody after years of exercising joint custody without incident.

Defended a client against a petition to terminate a guardship originating from shortly after the child’s birth and now continuing into the child’s early adolescence.

Obtained a change of custody for a client after demonstrating a resilient effort to strengthen the bond between parent and child over the course of several years.

Professional Affiliations

Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Family Law Advisory Board Member, 2022 – present

State Bar of Michigan

Ingham County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Ingham County Young Lawyers Society

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