These words are more than just talk with Matt. As the son of an Army Colonel and a Navy veteran,
Matt grew up in a family that believed in service to others and service to America. That belief has been reflected throughout his life.
While serving as judge, Matt was frequently thanked by litigants in court cases because he took the time to help them understand what was happening in the courtroom.
Attorneys also often expressed how organized and efficiently the court operated and the friendly demeanor of the entire staff.
The county commissioners appreciated that Matt efficiently used the funds allocated to his court and came in below budget every year.
Above all, Matt ensured that he understood the law, listened to the facts presented and rendered fair and impartial justice in every case.