Matthew B. Purcell

Associate

Matt Purcell’s practice focuses on a variety of litigation issues including medical malpractice, professional liability defense, personal injury defense, and commercial litigation.  Matt also has experience in advising clients through governmental investigations and institutional changes, including proposing policies and procedures to guide interactions with, and responses to, law enforcement personnel.
 
Prior to joining the firm, Matt served a clerkship with SCM and also served as a judicial extern to Utah District Court Judge David N. Mortensen.

Education

  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, cum laude, 2014
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, Management, 2011

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • Speaker, The Reptile Theory at Trial, The Harmonie Group, Boston, May 2017
  • Seat at the Table Initiative, Young Lawyers’ Division of the Utah State Bar, Co-Chair

Unique Recognition – Education

  • Law School: Notre Dame Law School, 2014
    • Best Orator Award, Appellate Advocacy Course
    • Dean’s List (Spring 2013)
    • Intensive Trial Advocacy Clinic Participant
  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, 2011
    • BYU Merit Scholar
    • E. Wesley and Mary A. Porter Scholar
    • Dean’s List (August 2010)