Mr. Matthews is an associate attorney here at Russell, Oliver & Stephens whose professional interests include mediation, negotiation, all things employment law, and elder law. Prior to joining Russell, Oliver & Stephens, Mr. Matthews worked as an associate attorney where he played an integral role in prosecuting and defending Fair Labor Standards Act collective and Rule 23 class action cases for unpaid wages in numerous federal courts across the United States. Additionally, he researched and drafted motions and other pleadings for all aspects of civil litigation with a focus on both the plaintiff and defense for a variety of labor and employment law claims under the FLSA, ADEA, ADA, Title VII, and various state laws. Furthermore, Mr. Matthews has represented a diverse group of clients in all stages of litigation, ranging from claims investigation, all phases of discovery, motion practice, mediation and settlement negotiation, arbitration, pretrial proceedings, trial, and appeal. Having prior experience in various business law matters, Mr. Matthews’ expertise includes business formation, contract drafting, corporate compliance, and risk management.

In his spare time, Mr. Matthews enjoys live music, comedy, reading, exercise, going to Pickwick Lake, traveling, board games, learning new things, and spending time with family.

  • The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, B.A., 2014
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Bachelor of Arts in Communications
  • The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, J.D., 2019
    • Certificate in Advocacy with Honor

  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Elder Law

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana