Matthew was admitted as a solicitor in 2012 after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Wollongong. Since then, he has practised exclusively in criminal and traffic law.
Matthew regularly appears before the Local and District Courts in the Wollongong and Sydney area in all types of criminal and traffic offences. He has also instructed Counsel in the NSW Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeal on a number of occasions, in both conviction and sentence appeals.
Matthew is a member of NSW Young Lawyers and has previously been a general delegate for the Criminal Law Committee. He has contributed to a number of written submissions by NSW young lawyers on criminal law reform.
Matthew also assists students at the University of Wollongong, being a moot judge for their Law Students Society advocacy competitions and helping students prepare to take part in advocacy competitions representing the University.
In 2017 he was recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law by the NSW Law Society.