Matthew is a Senior Associate in the Austin office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP.  His practice focuses on developing and implementing corporate immigration strategies to meet the needs of his clients. He has worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, information technology, consulting, higher education, and healthcare.

Matthew’s practice covers all aspects of U.S. corporate immigration law and he has successfully represented numerous clients before the Board of Immigration Appeals, Administrative Appeals Office, and in federal court.

Matthew also believes strongly in Pro Bono work and has represented Pro Bono clients in DACA, U visa, and asylum cases.  In addition, he has served on the Leadership Board of the National Immigrant Justice Center.

Education & Admissions

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctorate, cum laude
The Evergreen State College, Bachelor of Arts, Literature
Admitted to: State Bar of Illinois


American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
AILA Chicago Chapter District Director Liaison Committee, 2018

Professional Accomplishments

Speaker, “H-1B Updates: Registration, Fiscal Year 2020 Lottery, Adjudication Challenges, and More,” AILA Chicago Chapter Meeting (February 2019)
Speaker, “Effective Strategies for RFEs, NOIDs, and Appeals,” AILA Chicago Fall Business Conference (October 2018)
Speaker, “Expanding Your Practice Ethically,” AILA Chicago Chapter Spring Ethics Conference (May 2017)
Speaker, “Foreign Aspiring Architects: Moving Forward,” National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Licensing Advisors Summit (August 2016)
Speaker, “Ethical Considerations in Today’s Employment-Based Practice,” AILA Chicago Chapter Spring Ethics Conference (May 2016)