After working several years as a litigation paralegal, Matt attended Florida State University College of Law, where he graduated with highest honors in 2002.
During law school, Matt “booked” 14 courses, served as senior articles editor for the FSU Law Review, clerked in private practice, worked as Chuck Ehrhardt’s sole research assistant, and helped raise two young daughters. Upon graduating law school, Matt worked for two years as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert L. Hinkle, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Florida, in Tallahassee. During his clerkship Matt served twice as an adjunct professor to the FSU School of Criminology.
He joined Levin Papantonio Rafferty in 2004 and became a shareholder in 2009. His practice focused for many years on complex single-event litigation and trials. He currently co-leads Levin Papantonio Rafferty‘s class action department.
With his two daughters now away in college, Matt lives in Pensacola with his wife of 28 years and several cats. In his spare time he plays bass, dabbles in photography, and loses chess games.