Matt was born in Downers Grove, Illinois and graduated from Loyola University Chicago magna cum laude in 2001. He received his law degree from Saint Louis University in 2004, where he was an editor for the Saint Louis University Law Journal and a recipient of the Academic Excellence Award in Evidence. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and state trial courts. Matt is a member of the Maritime Law Association, Transportation Lawyers Association, and Defense Research Institute – Trucking Law.
In 2015 and 2016, Matt was recognized by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer in both “Personal Injury Defense Law: General” and “Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime.”