He began his Army career at Fort Bragg, NC helping Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines with family law issues, estate planning, and tax law. Matthew then deployed to Iraq where he advised the theater commander on investigations and served as an advisor to British forces on their stability operations in Basra, Iraq. He later deployed to Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division as the international and operational law division chief.
After six years on active duty, Matthew returned home and entered private practice with a multinational law firm based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a former trustee of VFW Post 8973, the only remaining active VFW post in New Orleans, where he assists veterans with a wide variety of legal issues. He also served on the Young Benefactors Committee of the National World War II Museum to raise funds to restore PT-305, a WWII PT Boat. Like you, Matthew has had his claim for benefits denied by the VA. He started the Valor Firm to help every Veteran navigate the way forward after receiving that denial letter.