Matthew grew up in Staten Island, New York and attended CUNY Macaulay Honors College where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Political Science. He received his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.
Matthew previously worked for Kevin P. Shea and Associates as an associate attorney in Hampton, Virginia focusing primarily on criminal defense, divorce, personal injury, and medical malpractice.