Matthew O’Donnell is a Phoenix personal injury lawyer and associate at Knapp & Roberts. As a licensed attorney in Arizona, Matthew litigates catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, insurance bad faith, and automobile / truck crashes.
An Arizona native, Matthew was born in Scottsdale and plans to stay in the desert. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Design and English from Arizona State University (2011) and a juris doctor from ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (2021). He also holds an associate of applied science in Programming and Systems Analysis from Scottsdale Community College.
During law school, Matthew was a judicial extern / clerk to the Honorable William J. O’Neil, then-Presiding Disciplinary Judge for the Arizona Supreme Court. He also clerked for a real estate / water law firm, focusing on mezzanine finance for commercial real estate development and contracts / leases. He interned with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Administrative Counsel, focusing on litigation against quasi-public entities and regulatory compliance. Matthew also had the opportunity to work as a Rule 39(c) Certified Limited Practice Student, representing clients in litigation and helping them secure favorable outcomes at ASU’s Civil Litigation Clinic. He also volunteered with the Volunteer Lawyers Program at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona, entering numerous courtroom appearances assisting debtors as a “friend of the court.” Matthew was an oralist in the NYC Bar Appellate Advocacy Moot Court and internal moot court competitions, an editor of the Corporate and Business Law Journal, a Pedrick scholar, and a CALI award recipient.
Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked in various technical fields. His favorite career memories include:
Matthew leverages his technical background and logical disposition in his legal practice. He is interested in digital evidence, electronically-stored information (ESI), software discovery disputes, and presentation of ESI at trial. In modern litigation, evidence crucial to prove a case is found in electronic medical records, databases, and cloud servers, and Matthew’s deep domain experience in these areas is an advantage.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one, Matthew is available to provide you with legal advice and representation. Email Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The personal injury attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona at Knapp & Roberts have the compassion and trial lawyer skills to tell your story to a jury. We will get to know you and your family so that we can help the jury understand what has happened to you and your family and how it has changed your lives. Obtain the compensation necessary for the injuries and losses you have suffered.