Matt spent his formative years growing up in Overland Park, Kansas. While in high school, Matt began competitive debating which quickly became his primary academic focus. Matt competed across the nation, winning or placing in dozens of tournaments. Matt’s success in debate sparked his initial interest in pursuing a career in law.
Matt attended the University of Kansas and received an academic scholarship. During his time at KU, Matt was a Washington D.C Dole Intern Scholar. Matt graduated with honors in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
After graduating, Matt decided to pursue a career in law. In 2006, Matt enrolled in the Washburn University School of Law. Matt was awarded the Washburn University School of Law Scholarship and was also presented with the Collegiate All-American Scholar Award. While in law school, Matt represented individuals accused of crimes as a licensed legal intern with the Washburn Criminal Defense Law Clinic. Matt also served as the student body representative on the Washburn Law Admissions Committee. Matt graduated from Washburn in 2009 with Dean’s Honors.
Matt began his career in law as an Assistant District Attorney at the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office. Matt charged and prosecuted criminal and child in need of care cases for the State of Kansas.
In the fall of 2011, Matt transitioned to private practice at the Law Firm of Tenopir and Huerter. Matt focused primarily on criminal law and brought to jury trial a wide range of cases including DUIs, felonies, and homicides.
Matt has a strong passion for the law believes all individuals deserve competent, thoughtful representation during the important times in their lives when the assistance of an attorney is needed.