During his time in law school, Matthew: observed and assisted in the preparation of numerous felony trials in Dallas County Criminal District Court No. 5 as a legal intern in the Dallas District Attorney’s Office; interned in the Texas A&M School of Law’s Family and Veterans Advocacy Clinic, where he obtained a monetary settlement for back child support for one of his clients; worked as a research assistant to a nationally recognized civil liberties and national security scholar; and collaborated with other like-minded law students to pursue criminal and social justice reform as the Vice President of the Texas A&M School of Law student chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Prior to devoting his legal practice exclusively to criminal law, Matthew served the citizens of Texas as a Hearing Officer for the Texas Workforce Commission, where he drafted and issued over 2,000 administrative law decisions pursuant to the TWC Policy and Precedent Manual, promulgated under the Texas Labor Code.
When not persuasively advocating for the constitutional rights and civil liberties of his clients, Matthew enjoys music, bicycling, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and his dog.
Matthew Yaquinto, Attorney at Law
Fort Worth, TX 76102
- Hearing Officer for the Texas Workforce Commission