Matt attended Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul.  He practices primarily in criminal law and, prior to working for St. Croix Legal Services, he ran his own criminal law practice.  He is particularly interested in the intersection between criminal law and the mental health system in Minnesota.  He currently volunteers as a Special Assistant Public Defender for Scott County.  Matt grew up in Chicago, but moved to Minnesota over ten years ago to marry his wife.  Matt and his wife love the outdoors, and have gone on several extended backpacking adventures in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Grand Canyon, and the Boundary Waters.