Matthew Kenneth Powell

Matthew Kenneth Powell

Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Phone:
210-951-2024
210-951-2479
956-232-3013
Email:
Matt learned the importance of hard work from an early age. Matt’s father, a local custom home builder, had him working in the San Antonio summer heat from the age of 13.

“It was tough, but it’s fulfilling getting to see someone move into their new home and say, ‘I had something to do with that. That wall is up because of me.’”

After graduating from Boerne High School, Matt went on to the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Government, with the intention of going on to law school. After graduation Matt returned to San Antonio to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he excelled.

While at St. Mary’s Matt was the captain of his Mock Trial team and earned honors at competitions all over the country. At the same time his respect for the hard-working people of San Antonio was renewed while working on the editorial board for The Scholar, St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social justice, and as a teaching assistant for the St. Mary’s pro bono legal clinic.
“At the clinic, I saw how so many families struggle pay check to pay check, and how one emergency can set a family back a year or more.  At the same time, I was editing for The Scholar, seeing how so many of these problems are structural and people can’t always overcome them alone.”

After graduation, Matt went to work for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried numerous cases ranging from domestic violence to aggravated and sexual assault. According to Matt, “there is no better feeling than seeing a victim of a terrible crime receive justice.”

Matt has brought that same sense of justice to the Gamez Law Firm. After the District Attorney’s Office, Matt spent time as a defense attorney handling insurance cases. “When you deal with insurance adjusters every day, you realize that they don’t always see car crash victims as people, but just claims to be handled. At this firm, we care about our clients. You’ll never hear a voicemail when you call in, and if you want to speak to an attorney, you will. No matter your background, or how much money you have, we are going to work just as hard for you. That’s the kind of lawyer I would want, and it’s the kind of lawyers we are.”

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2014

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 2014
  • The University of Texas at Austin - 2010
    • Major: Government

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Longhorn Bar Association, St. Mary's School of Law Texas Bar Association, San Antonio, Secretary
  • University of Texas Exes, Lifetime Member
  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Gamma Eta Chapter, Alumnus (House Manager 2007, Secretary 2008, Vice

Past Employment Positions

  • Goldman & Peterson, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2017 - 2019
  • Bexar County District Attorney's Office, Assistant Criminal District Attorney, 2015 - 2017
  • Elms, Harmon, Macchia, LLC, Associate/Clerk, August 1, 2014 - December 1, 2014
  • Richardson +Burgess, LLP, Clerk, June 1, 2013 - August 1, 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer
  • West Austin Youth Association volunteer coach
  • San Antonio Bar Association Community Justice Program Wills Clinic Volunteer

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega