Matt Andrew has been an attorney and member of the Idaho Bar since 2007 and has a varied and fascinating legal career. Since 2013, Matt has focused on representing seriously injured people in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. Matt has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict before the Idaho District Courts and the Idaho Industrial Commission. Matt has practiced law before the US Military Courts, the Idaho State Courts, as well as the Idaho Federal Courts. He has argued in front of the Idaho Supreme Court and continues to remain active in the Idaho plaintiff’s bar.
Matt’s focus on serious injury cases and clients has allowed him to help those who need his expertise the most and benefit the greatest from his advocacy. This has included serious work accidents, trucking crashes, slip and fall cases, motorcycle crashes, dog bites, assaults, and hundreds of car crash cases with serious injuries. Matt has successfully litigated many six and seven figure cases recovering millions for his clients since 2013.
Matt knew that litigating cases is what he wanted to do while in law school and he was able to try several cases and write appeals to the Nebraska Supreme Court as a law student in the Creighton Law School Legal Clinic. He was also a member of the Mock Trial Team and was the top student in his negotiation courses.
Matt received an officer commission in the United States Marine Corps even before graduating from law school. After completing the intense training all officers undergo known as “The Basic School,” Matt received his military legal training at the Naval Justice School (NJS) in Newport, Rhode Island where he was a finalist in the mock trial and negotiations competitions.
After graduating from NJS, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as a trial counsel. Matt prosecuted drug crimes, thefts, burglaries, assaults, as well as a host of military offenses at Camp Lejeune. Not long after arriving at Camp Lejeune, Matt was assigned to deploy as the battalion legal officer for the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines to Marjah, Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.
While deployed, he provided legal advice regarding fiscal law, detainee operations, the law of armed conflict, operational law, rules of engagement as well as a host of other legal duties. This combat deployment culminated in Operation Moshtarak which was the largest joint operation in Afghanistan since its initial invasion in 2003. Matt was a key advisor to Marines and Sailors on the ground during combat operations and worked tirelessly with his fellow Marines to avoid civilian casualties while pursuing the Taliban in Marjah. After returning back to Camp Lejeune, Matt volunteered to return to Afghanistan, this time as the in-theatre prosecutor for the Marines, as well as legal advisor for the 2d Marine Logistics Group. In this role, Matt investigated and prosecuted friendly fire incidents, negligent homicides, sexual misconduct, and military discipline matters. Matt also tried the first General Court Martial by a Marine command in Afghanistan.
After returning to the US, Matt left the Marine Corps as a Captain in 2013. He returned to civilian life and began practicing law in Canyon County where he lives and raises his family.
Matt is a board member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association having served on its publications committee, continuing legal education committee, as a public relations representative, a member of the government relations committee, and the political action committee. Every year he actively works with Idaho legislators to ensure that Idaho’s system stays fair for its injured citizens. He has successfully worked with legislators to pass fair laws for Idahoans.
Matt is married with two children. He loves to explore the Idaho mountains with his friends and family. He enjoys nature and wildlife photography, tinkering in his shop, and metal fabrication.
Matt was absolutely helpful and am much appreciated as I didn’t know certain things and now I do. Want to thank Matt again for the help and recommend Andrew Injury Law as they are very professional and generous.
I spoke with Matt Andrew today. Matt was incredibly helpful, and has a ton of knowledge regarding the law. I couldn’t recommend a better lawyer. Matt is also extremely easy to talk to, and willing to listen with any concerns you may have.
I had a chance to get to talk to Matt Andrew. About my case or if I even had a case. And he was very professional and asked me a lot questions. That would best help me with my situation. I didn’t know where to go or what to do but once I talked with Matt I am heading in the right direction. So I would recommend anyone if they need a workers comp attorney I would reach out to him.
Matthew C. Andrew, helped my nephew Anthony with his current situation. he went into great detail, gave him great advice on his next steps and offered help later down the road. His guidance was greatly appreciated and would highly recommend him to anyone
Spoke with attorney MATT about a Workmen’s Comp. Case he was beyond friendly and gave me 100% of his time informing me of the best way to handle my case! He answering every question even the ones I didn’t ask.
Thanks Matt appreciate it
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