Matthew Lechner assists clients with various aspects of legal proceedings and trial preparation, including legal research and the drafting of motions and other legal memoranda.

Matt clerked for the Honorable David R. Strawbridge, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and interned for the Honorable Timothy R. Rice, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

As a law student volunteer with the Department of Justice’s Civil Appellate Staff, Matt drafted briefs for submission to U.S. Courts of Appeal and drafted memoranda regarding constitutional law, administrative law and national security law issues. As a law student in Villanova’s Mental and Physical Health Law Clinic, Matt successfully argued for the reinstatement of a client’s disability benefits.

As a law clerk, Matt worked with an interdisciplinary team of prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, social services specialists and federal judges in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Relapse Prevention Court in an effort to improve outcomes for individuals on federal supervised release by connecting them with treatment, employment and educational resources.

Personal Interests

In the winter, Matt enjoys skiing in his former hometown of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and in the summer enjoys training in or along the Schuylkill River for his next triathlon or marathon.

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Bar Admissions

Not admitted to practice in D.C.

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Hon. David R. Strawbridge, 2018-2019


Villanova University School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Villanova Law Review - Staff Writer (2018)

Boston College
B.A. (2013)


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-22

Awards Methodology

Awards Methodology
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