Matthew C. PerushekPartner
Matt Perushek has practiced personal injury law his entire career. He exclusively represents plaintiffs, those who were injured because of the negligence of others. He has represented clients in wrongful death, medical malpractice, brain injury, products liability, and serious automobile collision cases. Matt has tried cases in courts throughout Virginia, including Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun, Henrico, and Fredericksburg. Matt also has experience representing clients in federal court cases, including cases filed under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
Matt has authored briefs filed with the Supreme Court of Virginia, and he has argued before the Court on a number of occasions. Additionally, Matt is a member of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. The committee serves as the voice for injured people when the Court is faced with a legal issue that may impact their rights and well-being.
Since joining the firm, Matt has been involved in numerous successful trials and settlements which have earned him the recognition of his peers and professional societies. He was named to the inaugural list of Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," is a "Top 40 under 40" by The National Trial Lawyers Association, and is recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Matt has also earned an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale-Hubble. He is on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association, is on the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar's Young Lawyers Conference, and and is active in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Matt is originally from Northern Minnesota. While he lived in Minnesota, he was a member of the U.S. Junior National Curling Team, winning a World Junior Championship and competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials for the 2010 Olympics. Matt moved to Virginia to attend law school. Before joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Michael F. Devine of the Fairfax County Circuit Court.
J.D., magna cum laude, George Mason University School of Law, 2012
B.A., summa cum laude, Hamline University, 2009
District of Columbia, 2018
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2015
United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2019
Fairfax Bar Association
Member Since: 2012
Board of Directors: 2019 to present; Young Lawyers Section: President, 2017 to 2018, Board Member, 2012 to 2019
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2012
Amicus Committee: 2017 to present
The George Mason American Inn of Court
Member Since: 2015
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
Member Since: 2017
Board of Governors, Fifth District: 2019 to present; Fifth District Representative: 2017 to 2019