Matt is our Co-founder and Managing Director. With a life before the law including archaeology and claims management for a national insurer, Matt draws upon his varied life experience to offer commercially astute and realistic advice to his customers with a talent for lateral thinking.
At the age of 29, Matt was made Partner in one of Brisbane’s most established law firms and three years later became its Managing Partner. During his leadership, the firm developed a clear strategic vision, improved margins and staff productivity, launched and built the media, entertainment and sports practice and implemented successful and innovative programs – all of this whilst simultaneously experiencing unprecedented levels of staff engagement.
A trusted adviser to his clients, Matt is also a skilled litigator and negotiator – a testament to this is his development of a high-performing litigation practice within three years of becoming head of that group. He also pioneered the firm's commercial insurance practice, and entertainment law group.
Despite the success he achieved at the helm of the firm he called home for a decade, Matt quickly realised that there was a disconnect between his client-focused mentality and that of the traditional law firms, which operate under some long-held assumptions that he believes are no longer relevant to law and business of today.
Matt founded McCormicks in 2012 with a clear focus and drive to practice law in a better way – better for clients, people and himself. His goal is for the firm to offer not only clear pricing, but true partnerships, alignment of goals and most importantly, value. He ignored the traditional assumptions and commenced a firm on a unique platform which today has become one of Queensland premier boutique law firms with a client roster throughout Australia and overseas.
In addition to his litigation and insurance expertise, Matt is the lawyer of choice for businesses in the entertainment space, media outlets, Queensland media and sporting talent and musicians. He has advised major festivals and events countless media agencies and personalities and is a recognised expert on an international level.
He is a regular invited speaker in forums and at festivals and conferences. He is also passionate about helping emerging talent to succeed which has seen him invest substantial time and resources in the industry. This has also been the backbone of his rapid success in this area of law . He is a volunteer lawyer and Guardian Angel for the Arts Law Centre and sits on a number of industry boards including, Executive Director of Ceol Entertainment and board of I-Car Australia. Matt is also a member of the American Bar Association, the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, a chairman of the AFL tribunal in Queensland and a father to 4.
Internally Matt is forever asking everyone "why the hell not?", which drives us insane but gets the job done.
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