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.