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Matthew W. Edwards focuses on high-stakes matrimonial cases involving complex financial arrangements, family-owned or closely held businesses, and complex custody matters. In addition to legal analysis, Matt routinely works with forensic accountants, valuation experts, certified financial planners, and professional therapists to provide a clear path to a quick and favorable resolution of his clients’ divorce and custody matters. When necessary, Matt is a tenacious courtroom and trial advocate.

Matt volunteers for the D.C. Bar Advice & Referral Clinic, where he advises pro se litigants on family law and domestic violence matters. Over the course of his career, Matt has devoted thousands of hours to pro bono work, including on behalf of the Greater Washington Community Foundation.

Matt currently serves as Chair of the Litigation Community of the D.C. Bar, and as a member of the D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee. He is also a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Ain & Bank, Matt was a commercial litigator in the Washington, D.C. offices of Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP. While there, he focused on complex commercial and securities litigation on behalf of clients such as the General Electric Company, Facebook, Inc., and Big 4 accounting firms.

Matt is licensed to practice in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Location

  • 1300 19th Street NW, Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20036-1628

Education

  • New York University, J.D., graduated 2008
  • University of Georgia, B.S., graduated 2003

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2009
  • District of Columbia, 2010
  • Maryland, 2018
  • Virginia, 2019

Affiliations

  • D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee - Member
  • Steering Committee, D.C. Bar Litigation Community - Chair

Ain & Bank, P.C.
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia

4 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law

"It goes without saying a divorce is one of the most stressful events a person can experience. Being an attorney myself I was mindful of the battles that were ahead in order to gain custody of my kids and divorce my ex-husband. Choosing a good lawyer was more than finding a good attorney but also finding a trusted advisor who would hear me out but also call me out when needed. I had met a few attorneys in town, and they all met my expectations; cold, unsympathetic and wanted to apply a cookie cutter method to a situation without hearing the nuances. Then came along Matt who was referred to me by a friend. Immediately with my first consultation with Matt, I knew he was different. He was extremely balanced in his approach to the divorce litigation. It was an added bonus that he was a good listener and tried to solve the everyday problems that the divorce raised in addition to the litigation. He treated me like a friend and was extremely sympathetic but applied the right touch to help make the tough decisions bearable. He is the utmost professional, but also willing to tell you the truth when it's needed. He would always make himself available to talk about my case and always provided sound advice. Matt is a naturally talented litigator in court and extremely versed in both family law and securities. When choosing an attorney, it's important to choose someone who is truly your advocate but see's the humanity in the situation, which Matt always did. Matt was someone who successfully litigated my case while always trying to help me solve the divorce related problems outside of court. For these reasons Matt Edwards is a great attorney and advocate."

"Divorce is never a fun road to go down, but if you have to do it, you couldn't make a better choice than hiring Matt as your attorney. Matt was incredible. His thoughtful, efficient approach to the problems that needed to be addressed most urgently was impressive. But he was also kind and compassionate. A true ally. He was also responsive and delivered what he promised in a timely way. He understood budgetary limitations and how to use strategy effectively to achieve desired results; having had my fair share of exposure to DC lawyers, I can say that this is rare. I really couldn't recommend him more."

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