Personally Speaking with… Matthew C. Matheny

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Matthew C. Matheny has been with Provost Umphrey since 2003, with his main focus being personal injury litigation. In 2015, Matheny was named the Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year by Baylor Law School. The award is given to an outstanding alumnus who has brought honor and distinction to the Law School and legal profession. Most recently, Matheny became a credentialed mediator after completing the University of Texas School of Law Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution Mediator Training.

  • What made you want to become a lawyer? My father was a judge and practicing attorney for 50 years, he was and still is my inspiration to become an attorney and the practice a type of law where I can help individuals
  • Why did you decide to focus on personal injury law? I was a law clerk at Provost Umphrey. After spending the summer working with Dave Wilson, I knew personal injury law was my calling.
  • What do you do for fun? I love the outdoors, hunting and fishing. I also enjoy spending time and traveling with my family.
  • Where did you grow up? Beaumont, TX
  • What is your favorite place in Southeast Texas? The Neches River
  • What is your proudest moment? Personally-becoming a father(twice) Professionally-when I was named the Baylor Law School Young Lawyer of the year.
  • What is your favorite movie? Lonesome Dove
  • If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? BBQ
  • What goals do you have for yourself for the next five years? To become a better lawyer every day, learn something new every day, become an equity at our law firm and to be the best father and husband that I can.
  • What is one destination in the world that is on your travel bucket list? Cairo, Egypt—to the see the Cairo Museum and Great Pyramids
  • What do you think sets Provost Umphrey apart from other law firms? We have one of the finest collections of skilled, personal injury trial lawyers in the country. Practicing law is not just a job to us, it’s our profession and our life’s work.
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