Experience

The first attorney in his family, Matthew West entered law school with a passion for litigation.  While in law school, Matthew scored a top spot in the Byron Warnken Moot Court Competition and went on to compete on the University of Baltimore’s Family Law Moot Court team.  He also completed 40 hours of mediation training, learning how to effectively work with clients of all backgrounds.

Outside of the classroom, he diversified his resume by working in a variety of different areas of law, ranging from trust and estate law to personal injury, to family law.  By the time he graduated law school, Matthew had already submitted an appellate brief to the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal and a written closing argument to the Baltimore City Circuit Court, both securing favorable outcomes for his firms’ clients.  After graduating from law school, Matthew completed a one-year clerkship with Magistrate Theresa A. Furnari in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  In this role, Matthew was responsible for preparing and reviewing files, drafting orders, assisting in the production of Magistrate’s Reports and Recommendations, and communicating daily with attorneys and pro se litigants.  He was also responsible for facilitating the hearings, meaning that during his clerkship Matthew was in court nearly every day.  His hands-on experience has provided him with both a unique perspective and the ability to perform in the courtroom.

Activities

A Baltimore native, Matthew can be found outside of work exploring our city with family and friends.  He also enjoys spending time with his grandparents, watching independent films, and reading books for the book club he started with fellow law school classmates.