Matthew’s practice areas include general commercial litigation, construction law, transportation law, contract disputes, and insurance. Matthew joined Skoubye, Nielson & Johansen after working for the firms of Sylvester & Conroy and Berrett & Associates, where he worked on cases in general civil litigation, including catastrophic injuries, oil well accidents, propane explosions, employment discrimination, product liability, landowner liability, insurance coverage disputes, construction defects, wrongful death, and auto accidents.
Prior to law school, Matthew worked for many years in technology, designing and writing courses for network certifications, such as Microsoft MCSE and Cisco CCNA.
Matthew obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English from Utah State University in 1994. He and his wife then moved to Morgantown, WV, where he lived near his mother’s family and earned a Master’s degree in English from West Virginia University. At WVU, he earned the Rebecca Perry Mason Award for Outstanding Master’s Degree Student in 1995. In 2008, he and his wife decided he should earn a law degree, entering the University of Utah later that year and graduating in 2011. During law school, Matthew earned the College of Law Outstanding Achievement Award – best overall performance in the following courses: Legal Methods and Client Crisis Management.
Admissions & Associations
Matthew is a member of the Utah State Bar and is admitted to practice in both state and federal court. He is a member of the Litigation, Construction, and Natural Resources Law Sections of the Utah State Bar Association.
Matthew grew up on a small farm in Wellsville, Utah. During those formative years he learned the value of hard work, saving every penny he could from milking cows to finance his LDS mission. He later went on to serve in Bolivia from 1988-1990. He and his amazing wife Nita, met in the spring of 1990 and were married later that fall. They have two children. Matthew spends his spare time hanging out with Nita and the kids, watching rodeos, along with baseball and Westlake Lacrosse games. Matthew is an avid mountain biker and enjoys spending as much time as he can on the trails surrounding his home.