Matt joined the firm after serving as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, prosecuting felony domestic violence cases. Serving on a vertical criminal prosecution team means that he handled all stages of the litigation process, from the initial conferral with law enforcement to closing argument before the jury. Matt now utilizes his courtroom and trial experience to assist clients in navigating complex civil litigation processes.
A graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law, Matt was a member of the University of Hawaiʻi Law Review and Native American Moot Court Team. He also earned certificates in Environmental and Native Hawaiian Law, and he received the Best Oral Argument Award and CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Practice II. Matt completed externships for the Honorable Leslie E. Kobayashi of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaiʻi and Associate Justice Sabrina S. McKenna of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court. Matt also enjoyed giving back in law school by serving on the board of Law for Youth Empowerment, providing mentorship to incarcerated youth.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
Matt likes to relax by hiking his favorite trail, Maunawili Falls, and gets re-energized while traveling – some of his most memorable adventures include Vietnam, Kenya and Kaho‘olawe.
William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D., 2016
University of Hawai‘i, Master of Public Administration, 2013
University of Hawai‘i, B.A. Communicology & Interdisciplinary Studies focus Peace Studies, 2011
State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i State Bar Association