Born in Buffalo, New York but raised in Omaha, Matthew first attended Skutt Catholic High School. Matthew then attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha, graduating in three years with a B.A. in History and Criminology / Criminal Justice, magna cum laude. While at UNO, Matthew was a Chemistry tutor for the Athletic Department.
After UNO, Matthew attended Creighton University School of Law, graduating 4th out of 100 students. While at Creighton, Matthew’s scholarly article on Federal Copyright Law was published in the 51st Edition of the Creighton Law Review. He also tutored first-year law students in both large and small group sessions in all first-year law courses. Further, Matthew earned seven CALI awards, given for the top grade in a class for: 1. Contracts, 2. Secured Transactions, 3. Commercial Contract Drafting, 4. Civil Procedure, 5. Criminal Law, 6. Administrative Law, and 7. European Union Law.
Matthew started his legal career working closely with partners in Family Law litigation and appellate practice. Matthew currently works alongside founding partners Darren Carlson and Anne Burnett, principally in business and corporate matters, with a secondary focus on probate.
Beginning in law school and continuing to today, Matthew volunteers his time with a Sarpy County juvenile diversion program and is always looking for new places in which to volunteer his time in the community.
While not at Carlson & Burnett, Matthew is an avid powerlifter and a die-hard New York Yankees fan, having listened to every single game on the radio, except one, since 2011. Matthew also enjoys watching Husker football.
CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
- Secured Transactions
- Commercial Contract Drafting
- Civil Procedure
- Criminal Law
- Administrative Law
- European Union Law