Attorney Matthew Stombaugh primarily practices in the area of personal injury law with a focus on motor vehicle collisions and commercial semi-truck litigation.
Matt attended Bryan College where he obtained a B.A. in English Literature in 2014. After his undergraduate education, Mr. Stombaugh attended law school at the University Of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School Of Law where he obtained his J.D. in 2018. While in law school, he clerked for the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office and worked as a judicial law clerk for the Shelby County Criminal Court. Mr. Stombaugh also served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board, competed on the national mock trial team and worked as a student attorney in the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.
In 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court recognized Mr. Stombaugh as a “Law Student for Justice” in recognition of his pro-bono service during law school. Mr. Stombaugh also received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy and for his work in the Medical-Legal Partnership at Le Bonheur. During his final year of law school, Mr. Stombaugh was also inducted as a pupil in the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court.
Shortly after graduation, Mr. Stombaugh joined the Reaves Law Firm, PLLC as a litigation associate: “What attracted me to the Reaves Law Firm, PLLC was its passion for client-focused representation and its commitment to the local community. There is no other firm doing what we are where we are – I’m proud of that and I’m thankful for the opportunity to #beyourvoice.”
Matt is licensed in both Arkansas and the great state of Tennessee.
I grew up on a farm raising chickens, sheep and cattle. As a high schooler I was active in 4-H where I showed sheep, competed in public speaking, and became a certified master gardener. In college, I began my love affair with coffee — which continues to this day. I am a massive Memphis Tiger’s fan and enjoy attending both the football and basketball games with my wife and son. I am a pretty avid baseball fan and cheer for the Braves, Cardinals, and Phillies.
During my bachelor party, I was dropped off at the Shiloh National Battlefield where I spent 8 hours completing all the necessary tasks to become a “junior park ranger” — a title which is generally reserved for schoolchildren and which I proudly claim to this day.
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