Matt is a native Charlottean who has been practicing in the Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice Group with Cranfill Sumner since 2009.  His affiliations include the North Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and Defense Research Institute. He has defended complex workers’ compensation claims and appeared in evidentiary and appellate hearings before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Matt has presented and moderated at several major workers’ compensation conferences including a panel on the development of artificial intelligence in the claims environment at the 2019 WCI Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference.

Matt and his wife Susan are avid travelers who have set foot on 5 continents and over 40 countries. Matt is also a loyal UNC football and basketball fan, a die-hard Carolina Panthers supporter, and enjoys all topics related to technology and photography.


  • “60 Technology Tips in 60 Minutes to Increase Efficiency and Productivity in Legal Practice,” Lawyers Mutual CLE Presentation, February 8, 2012.