Matthew L. Bretz

Matthew L. Bretz: Attorney with Bretz & Young, L.L.C
  • Partner at Bretz & Young, L.L.C
  • 3 Compound Drive, Hutchinson, KS 67501
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  • Matthew Bretz is a native of Hutchinson, Kansas. He received a B.S. from Kansas State University where he taught both classical and contemporary physics. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law.
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Biography

Matthew Bretz is a Kansas native. As a youth he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, then at the age of 20 received a B.S. from Kansas State University where he also taught classical and contemporary physics. He graduated from Pepperdine School of Law where he received the Dalsimer Moot Court Award from U. S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr. After graduation he practice with the Los Angeles firm of “Erin Brockovich”, “Delta Force II” and “The Twilight Zone” fame, Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack, litigating aviation and catastrophic injury cases.After returning to Kansas Mr. Bretz was a litigation partner with Gilliland & Hayes until starting Bretz Law Offices in 1997. The firm name was changed to Bretz & Young in 2013 when Melinda Young joined as a partner. Mr. Bretz handles all types of injury claims including automobile, products liability, nursing home, and premises liability claims. He has been recognized by CNN and by local and state news media for trial and settlement results in numerous cases.Mr. Bretz is licensed in Kansas and California, by the United States District Courts in Kansas, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He formerly was the Medical Legal Editor for the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyer’s Association.Matt Bretz serves on the Board of Directors for United Way, the Training and Evaluation Center of Hutchinson (TECH), the Board of Governors for the Kansas Association for Justice (KSAJ) and is a former board member for The American Red Cross, Interfaith Housing, Big Brothers, and Sunday school teacher.Awards and honors include:CLIENT DISTINCTION AWARD - Fewer than 1% of all attorneys receive this award for communication, responsiveness, quality of service and value.NAMED TOP 100 TRIAL ATTORNEYS BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. SELECTED TO "SUPER LAWYERS" – 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. “AV PREEMINENT” RATED BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL – This is the highest rating possible for professional ability and legal ethics.

NAMED TO "BEST LAWYERS" - 2014, 2015, 2016 & recognized as a BEST LAWYERS "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" in 2015.



Roscoe Pound Institute.

Areas of Practice (18)

  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(620) 662-3435  Phone
620-664-7205  Cell Phone
(620) 662-3445  Fax
byinjurylaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1782, Hutchinson, KS 67504-1782
University Attended:
Kansas State University, B.S., 1988
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Year of First admission:
1991
Admission:
1992, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma; 1991, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1991, California
Memberships:
Kansas Bar Association; Kansas Association of Justice.
Special Agencies:
Board Member: United Way, TECH; Board of Governors for the Kansas Association for Justice (KSAJ); and a former board member for The American Red Cross, Interfaith Housing and Big Brothers
Reported Cases:
Foster v. Walmart; Elstun v. Spangles; Proffitt v. Westlake; Herrell v. National Beef; Cressler v. Neuenschwander; Weese v. Schukman.
ISLN:
901169660
Hobbies & interests:
Snow skiing and boating
Payment Information:
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    Client Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (15 reviews)
    • 93% (14 recommendations)
    • Platinum Client Champion
    • Communication

      4.5/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      4.9/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.8/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.7/5.0
    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 07/28/17 in Workers Compensation.

    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 06/23/17 in Wills and Probate.

      Matt is a man that will tell you how the legal matters will go or could go. Matt has always given me a sense of comfort knowing He will get done what is needed and if it doesn't look like it will he doesn't hesitate to let you know that it may not go... Read more

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      Matt is a man that will tell you how the legal matters will go or could go. Matt has always given me a sense of comfort knowing He will get done what is needed and if it doesn't look like it will he doesn't hesitate to let you know that it may not go the way you might want it to. I am just saying He is Trustworthy, Loyal, and I feel Honored by having Matt as My Attorney.. Thank You Matt and Your Staff for having my back. Your Awesome Read less

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