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Matthew L. Bretz, Attorney at Law

Kansas personal injury attorney you can trust in a crisis

Attorney Matthew L. BretzAttorney 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.

Practice Areas

  • Auto, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Nursing Home Claims
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • California
  • 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
3 Compound Dr, Hutchinson, Kansas 67502
Hutchinson (620) 662-3435
225 N Market St, Ste 345, Wichita, Kansas 67202
Wichita (316) 266-4111
100 N 7th St., Ste 207, Salina, Kansas 67401
Salina (785) 268-4968
1511 Fulton Terrace #5, Garden City, Kansas 67846
Garden City (620) 312-3938
108 N 14th Ave, Ste D3, Dodge City, Kansas 67801
Dodge City (620) 349-5770
150 Plaza Drive, Suite 109, Liberal, Kansas 67901
Liberal (620) 349-5878
205 East 7th Street, Suite 335, Hays, Kansas 67601
Hays (785) 329-0019
Toll Free (866) 881-0103
Kansas City (913) 251-9303