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About Matt

Matt is currently Of Counsel at Promise Legal and provides counsel to small businesses and start-ups concerning their technology, intellectual property, and other business needs. Prior to joining Promise Legal, Matt worked at Vinson & Elkins for a number of years, representing clients in cases of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret infringement; breach of contract; and other complex commercial litigation.

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My Background

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, 2018 (J.D., Texas Law Review Ed. Board)

  • The University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, 2012 (Certificate, Business Foundations)

  • The University of Texas, Cockrell School of Engineering, 2012 (B.S., Mechanical Engineering)

 

Writing-Related Honors & Awards

  • Texas Law Review – Notes Editor (2017–18); Member (2016–17)

  • National Semifinalist – 2017 AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition

  • Recipient – Judge Wilson Cowen Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law (2016–17)

  • UHLC (1L) - 2 LEX Awards – Received for earning the highest grade in Contracts Law (Fall 2015) and 1L Legal Writing (Spring 2016

 

 

Judicial Internships

  • Honorable Alfred Bennett of the South District of Texas

  • Honorable Russell Lloyd of the Texas First Court of Appeals

 

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Fun Facts

  • At home in Austin, Texas, you might find Matt with a pair of headphones half-on listening to tech, legal, and history podcasts, and a screwdriver in hand while he cranks away at an ever-growing list of DIY projects.

  • When he's not busy building, creating, and realizing ideas, you can find Matt exploring the outdoors with his wife and son, or playing with his rescue dogs.

  • Traveled to over 20 countries while only speaking English and an intermediate level of French.

  • Worked offshore as a subsea engineer in the oil & gas industry requiring a [HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training)](https://youtu.be/mZGiS8gTuhM?t=97) certification.

  • Founded and operated a health and wellness testing company in Austin for several years using the [Bod Pod](https://www.cosmed.com/en/products/body-composition/bod-pod), and worked with many companies and gyms including Apple and UnderArmour.

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