Joshua Matz

Joshua Matz (@JoshuaMatz8) is a partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School. He specializes in constitutional and election law, as well as Supreme Court and appellate litigation. From 2019 to 2020, Mr. Matz served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee for the first impeachment and trial of President Trump—and he subsequently returned as Impeachment Counsel for the House following the events of January 6, 2021. In 2020, Mr. Matz represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in successfully defending its certification of the presidential election results at the Supreme Court. In 2021, Mr. Matz was commissioned by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear as a Kentucky Colonel for successfully defending the Governor’s COVID-19 public health measures at the Supreme Court. In 2022, Mr. Matz successfully defended the court-drawn Pennsylvania and Wisconsin congressional maps against emergency challenges at the Supreme Court. In April and May 2023, Mr. Matz served on the trial team representing E. Jean Carroll in her successful lawsuit against Donald J. Trump for sexual abuse and defamation. Apart from his litigation matters, Mr. Matz has published two books on constitutional law with Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe—and has written for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The University of Chicago Law Review, The Fordham Law Review, The Harvard Law Review ForumThe Atlantic, and Wired. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Constitution Society (ACS) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Over the past two years, he has been named a “Young Lawyer of the Year” by The American Lawyer, an “Appellate Rising Star” by Law360, a “Rising Star of the Courtroom” by Business Insider, and to “They’ve Got Next: 40 Under 40” by Bloomberg Law. He is also on LinkedIn.

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