Matthew L. Bretz, Attorney at Law
Kansas personal injury attorney you can trust in a crisis
Attorney Matthew Bretz is a Kansas native. At the age of 13, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and 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 practiced 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 cases. He has been recognized by CNN and by local and state news media for trial and settlement results in numerous cases. Bretz was selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America 2016" in the field of Personal Injury-Litigation-Plaintiffs. It was his third consecutive selection for a Best Lawyers publication. Based on an exhaustive peer-review survey, "Best Lawyers" has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Mr. Bretz has an Avvo attorney rating of 10, the highest possible rating. He has also been recognized by "Super Lawyers" every year from 2012 through 2018.
Mr. Bretz is licensed in Kansas and California, by the United States District Courts in seven states, and by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He formerly was the Medical Legal Editor for the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, and is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the KSAJ.
Mr. 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.
- Auto, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
- Product Liability
- Nursing Home Claims
- Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- US District Court of Kansas
- US District Court of California – Central District
- US District Court of Colorado
- US District Court of Oklahoma – Eastern and Western Districts
- US District Court of Illinois – Northern District
- US District Court of Missouri – Western District
- US District Court of Nebraska
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- American Association for Justice
- Kansas Bar Association
- Reno County Bar Association
- National Trial Lawyers Association