Matthew E. Kreiser

“Success isn’t owned: it’s leased. And rent is due every day.” – JJ Watt

Matthew (Matt) Kreiser is an associate in the Firm’s Appellate and Labor and Employment practice groups.  Matt represents employers and private individuals in complex commercial disputes, appeals, and labor and employment-related disputes before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. Matt’s primary practice areas include, but are not limited to Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, NLRA, wage and hour, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and information privacy.  Matt also represents and assists the Firm’s clients in complex civil matters, actions arising under the False Claims Act, and matters involving whistleblower retaliation.  Matt is particularly adept at understanding where the law intersects with public policy and utilizes this knowledge to deliver issue-specific advocacy on behalf of his client to help drive and achieve favorable outcomes and resolutions.

Matt has the rare ability to view and understand a case from his opponent’s perspective and design a tailored litigation strategy and approach to overcoming likely hurdles during litigation. Matt’s previous clients appreciate his commitment and approach to assessing their claims, explaining the options available to them, and being honest and candid about their chances of success so that they can make an informed decision on critical decisions related to the litigation. This strategic, intensive approach frequently enables Matt to persuade his opponent and the court that his client’s position and requested relief is the just and proper result.

Before joining the firm, Matt held several positions focused on public policy development, analysis, and advocacy.  He has advocated on behalf of hospitals and community-based healthcare providers at both the state and federal level. Matt also interned in the office of Education and Sentencing Practice of the United States Sentencing Commission, where he analyzed issues concerning federal courts’ use of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and issues associated with court-ordered restitution against individuals convicted of possession of child pornography under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996.

Matt obtained his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, graduating magna cum laude and earning induction into the prestigious Order of the Coif. While at the University of Miami, Matt served on the executive boards of the school’s Charles C. Papy Jr., Moot Court Board, and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law Journal. Matt also volunteered in the law school’s Office of Admissions and Student Recruiting, serving as a student ambassador and speaking with potential University of Miami School of Law candidates for admission.

Matt obtained his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, majoring in political science with a minor in general business.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time outdoors, playing fantasy sports, competing in amateur golf tournaments, and cheering on his Ohio State Buckeyes.  Matt is a former participant in the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament, U.S. Mid-Amateur Golf Tournament, and aspires to one day qualify and compete in the U.S. Open Championship.

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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2014
  • District of Columbia (pending)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association

Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Awards & Honors

  • Order of the Coif; vice president, Charles C. Papy, Jr., Moot Court Board
  • Executive research editor, Psychology, Public Policy, and Law Journal
  • Student ambassador, Office of Admissions and Recruiting
  • Research assistant, Professor Peter Nemerovski National Political Science Honor Society
  • National Political Science Honor Society