Matt originally started his career as a paramedic then a firefighter. He then joined the Ft. Worth Police Department where he was an Officer and a Detective for over a decade. During that time, Matt realized how much of a passion he had for law, and attended Texas A&M Law School, where he graduated with a JD. He was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2006 and began working as a prosecuting attorney.
After obtaining significant experience as a prosecutor, Matt realized the flaws in the criminal justice system and wanted to seek justice for those accused of crimes. He began working as a highly renowned criminal defense attorney. During that time, Matt also obtained a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State and was an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities.
After working in the criminal justice field for more than 25 years, Matt saw how the criminal justice system was negatively impacting families. He found his true calling in family law, which is why he founded The Grove Law Firm, PC. Since then, Matt has worked extensively in general family and child protection (CPS) law. He enjoys helping people and families through difficult, complex and contested family law matters.
Matt believes in fighting for his client’s rights. His firm’s motto is “Results through diligent preparation and aggressive representation.” Unlike some attorneys who seek only to drain their client’s precious, limited wealth, Matt’s primary goal is to achieve his client’s needs. This begins with an honest evaluation of the case. Matt will not simply tell potential clients what they “want” to hear in order to obtain their business. He will discuss all aspects of the case, and help the potential client manage expectations when making the important decision regarding which family law attorney to hire. Matt is found of telling clients that he does not “need” their money in order to run his law firm. Instead, he truly desires to represent them at such a professional level that he earns their future business and referrals. Matt believes that the highest honor possible to bestow upon an attorney is for a client to refer their friends and family members to his office for their legal needs.
Matt is a member of many professional organizations, to include: