JGL attorney honored earns position in Inn of Court

August 23, 2018

Joseph, Greenwald & Laake attorney Matthew J. Focht has been admitted as a Barrister to the Montgomery Inn of Court, Montgomery County’s chapter of the national American Inns of Court Foundation.  The appointment as a Barrister indicates that Matt has been successfully practicing law for at least five years and has demonstrated good character and a desire to improve and refine his skill as an advocate.

Matt was an Associate member of the Montgomery Inn from 2005-07.  “It is truly an honor to be returning to the Inn, this time as a Barrister.  The knowledge I developed as an Associate has served me immeasurably over the years.  I look forward to sharing my skills and experience with the members of my pupilage team.  I cannot wait for our program year to start.” 

Taking the example of the English Inns of Court, the American Inns of Court Foundation was founded in 1985 with the purpose of improving the skills and professionalism of legal practicioners. Each Inn of Court has members from a variety of legal professions, such as judges, lawyers and law professors. The Inns of Court meet monthly to discuss relevant legal matters in their area and to hold programs for members.

Matthew Focht is a trial lawyer in JGL’s Personal Injury practice group. Matt defends those who have suffered injury in avoidable accidents gain the compensation they deserve. He has represented clients in a wide range of situation, ranging from vehicle accidents to health crises caused by negligence. Matt also frequently argues contested decisions before Maryland appellate courts to defend his clients’ interests beyond the trial court. Matt’s decade of experience faithfully defending his clients’ rights makes him an invaluable addition to the Montgomery County Inn of Court.