Matt began his workers’ compensation career in 1986, with Cantlon & Associates, a third party administrator, actively participating in the administration of Ohio and Illinois claims. In 1992, he went to OCS Management and worked as a hearing representative, appearing on behalf of clients before the BWC and Industrial Commission.

Matt graduated from Capital University Law School, in 2000. Since being admitted to the practice of law, he has represented claimants and employers before the administrative agencies and the trial and appellate courts of Ohio. Because he has broad spectrum of experience, he has a unique perspective and insight into the workers’ compensation system and claims management strategy for employers. Matt joined Garvin & Hickey, in 2006.

Matt is certified by the International Committee on Health Care Certification as a Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified (MSCC), and by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers as a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP). Matt has given presentations on Medicare Set Aside issues in the scheme of Ohio workers’ compensation, and he regularly advises clients, attorneys and other workers’ compensation professionals regarding MSA issues. He works with a nurse to provide Medicare Set Asides (MSAs) for clients, other firms and workers’ compensation professionals. He is also a member of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP).

Matt is certified as a Specialist in Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. Matt is admitted to practice in the state courts of Ohio and to the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He belongs to the Columbus Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association. In 2004, Matt was nominated by the most recent group of “Super Lawyers” and named a “Rising Star” among Ohio’s lawyers, by Law & Politics Magazine. This distinction is awarded to approximately 2.5 percent of lawyers in Ohio, who are under the age of 40 or in the practice of law for less than 10 years.