W. MATTHEW “MATT” BURCH
William M. Burch, “Matt”, was born and raised in Louisiana. Matt attended Millsaps College where he received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2007. After completing his undergraduate studies, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 2012. Matt has been practicing law since 2012, first working at a small plaintiff’s firm, then working at one of the state’s largest personal injury firms, gaining solid working experience in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, and chancery court matters. In 2016, Matt established Burch Law Firm, allowing him to give clients the one-on-one attention they deserve.
Matt is an active member in the Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ). He currently serves on the MAJ Executive Committee and Board of Governors and served as Chair of the New Lawyers Division from 2018-2019. Matt was named MAJ New Lawyer of the Year for 2017-2018 and was awarded the 2019 Beyond the Call Award.
In addition to MAJ, Matt is also a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, American Association for Justice and Jackson Young Lawyers. Matt was selected to participate in the 2019 Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum. He is licensed to practice before all Mississippi state and federal courts, as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Outside of practicing law, Matt is married to Emily Henry Burch, a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. They welcomed their first child in 2020 and reside in Madison with their 14-year-old black lab. Matt and his family attend St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. When Matt is not counseling clients, he enjoys listening to music, reading, woodworking, LSU sports, golf, and spending time with his family.
- Juris Doctorate, Mississippi College School of Law, 2012
- Bachelor of Science – Psychology, Millsaps College, 2007
Awards and Accolades
- MAJ New Lawyer of the Year 2017-2018
- MAJ Beyond the Call Award 2019
- Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum 2019
- Mississippi Bar Association
- Mississippi Association for Justice (MAJ)
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- Jackson Young Lawyers