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Matthew A. Roberson

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Phone: 703-925-0500

3925 Chain Bridge Rd #402
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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Matthew Roberson is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer. Matt has more than a decade of litigation experience, serving as lead counsel in over 80 trials in all of the Northern Virginia jurisdictions, as well as multiple courts in central Virginia, the Tidewater region, and the District of Columbia. He is a skilled appellate advocate as well, having prepared briefs for all of the state appellate courts in Virginia and DC, and having argued before the Virginia Court of Appeals.

Upon completing a judicial clerkship with Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Charles J. Maxfield, Matt joined McGavin, Boyce, Bardot, Thorsen & Katz, P.C., where he spent 10 years defending personal injury and other civil claims, as well as defending administrative matters before Virginia and DC professional licensing boards. He has been repeatedly recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers, and in 2021 by Virginia Business Magazine as Virginia Elite in Civil Litigation. Matt is an active member of the Fairfax and Virginia State Bar Associations.

Joining the firm in 2024, Matt has the trial experience, analytical skills, and passion for success that are the hallmarks of the firm’s attorneys. His extensive experience defending personal injury claims provides unique insight into how insurance companies and defense counsel approach these cases, and allows him to be more effective in representing injured clients as they attempt to obtain justice.

Matt earned his law degree at the George Washington University Law School, where he was an active member on the Mock Trial team. He is admitted to the Virginia, District of Columbia, and New York bars. Having spent most of his early years outside Atlanta, Matt attended the University of Georgia, where he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in international affairs and Spanish. He was a letterman on the university’s cross country and track and field teams and served as a team captain for the cross country team. He maintains a sufficient level of Spanish proficiency such that he can comfortably meet with and represent clients with no English ability. Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing chess, and traveling.


J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2012

B.A., University of Georgia, 2008
Honors College, Summa Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Virginia
District of Columbia
New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Virginia State Bar Association
Member Since: 2012

Fairfax Bar Association
Member Since: 2012

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Member: 2013 – 2023

District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association
Member: 2015 – 2023

Chair of the Auto and Transportation Section, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Member: 2020 - 2020

Board Member, Young Lawyers Section of the Fairfax Bar Association
Member: 2013-2014

Previous Experience
  • Partner, McGavin, Boyce, Bardot, Thorsen & Katz, P.C. (2019 – 2023)
  • Associate Attorney, McGavin, Boyce, Bardot, Thorsen & Katz, P.C. (2013 – 2018)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles J. Maxfield, Fairfax County Circuit Court (2012-2013)
  • Super Lawyers (2022 - present)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2021)
  • Virginia Business Magazine - Virginia Elite in Civil Litigation (2021)
Presentations and Publications
  • CLE Presentation: “Issues regarding the independent contactor versus employee distinction in Virginia civil litigation;” Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Annual Meeting; Norfolk, Virginia; October 4, 2019.
  • Matthew A. Roberson, B. Patrick O’Grady and Matthew Dwyer, Developments in Accident Reconstruction Evidence, 32 J. Civil Litig., Spring 2020, at 11-22.
  • Michael E. Thorsen, Matthew A. Roberson, Andrew R. Alder, and Mark D. Quist, Practical Considerations and Systemic Challenges under the Revised Virginia Code Section 38.2-2206, J. Civil Litig., Spring 2017, at 37-45.
  • Melissa H. Katz & Matthew A. Roberson, Third Party Observers Should Not Be Present at Rule 4:10 Medical Examination unless Plaintiff Can Prove Good Cause, 26 J. Civil Litig., Spring 2014, at 33-45.
Client Reviews
Gary Mims represented me as my attorney with an issue I had last year. Working with Gary was a pleasure. He was very understanding about my situation, and it was affirming to talk to him. He had a good grasp not only of the legal issues, but the technical issues with my case. Other attorneys I had approached were less receptive because they were not familiar with my particular issue; Gary was. He was professional, empathetic, and a zealous advocate. I was very pleased with how he handled my case... Lisa Ramish
This is the ‘go to’ firm in Northern Virginia for personal injury law. They did a fabulous job for us. I would highly recommend them. They definitely went above and beyond for us with a great result. Christine Bates
Trusted advice and guidance when you need it most: Gary Mims of Frei, Mims and Perushek, provided outstanding help and guidance through a difficult, emotional and often complex process. When we first thought we might need legal assistance we reached out to several attorneys that we found on the internet and Gary stood out from all the rest: he explained the situation and process ahead in simple terms that we were able to understand...While we hope not to need legal support in the future, if we did, Gary Mims would most certainly be our first, and only, choice. 10 out of 10, thank you Colonel Jeremy Johnson