Matthew J. Focht

I am privileged to be in a position to assist clients in their time of need. No matter how large or small the case may be, each of my clients will receive representation that brings to bear the best of my talents and experience.

An associate in the firm’s personal injury practice group, Matt joined Joseph Greenwald & Laake in June of 2014. He handles all aspects of civil litigation at the state and federal level in Maryland and the District of Columbia with an emphasis on Plaintiff's-side personal injury cases.  He has extensive courtroom experience and has tried cases in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Additionally, he has argued cases in both the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. 

Matt is a 1995 graduate of Loyola College in Maryland, majoring in Political Science. He earned his law degree in 2001 from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Districts of Maryland and District of Columbia, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 

In 2013, Matt was honored to be a member of the inaugural class of the Bar Association of Montgomery County's Leadership Academy where he assisted in the creation of a truancy court program at Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

 

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Education

  • Loyola College in Maryland, B.A.,
  • Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D.,

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2003
  • Maryland, 2001

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2004
  • Maryland, 2001

Representative Cases

  • Friolo v. Frankel,  No. 102, September Term 2011, Maryland Court of Appeals, 2014 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Leadership Fellow, 2013-2014
  • Montgomery Inn of Court, Associate, 2005-2007

Media Appearances

Honors and Awards

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland,  Leadership Academy, 2013.  Matt was named to the inaugural class in recognition for his role in the creation of a truancy court program at Shady Grove Middle School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.