Matt Hoke is a civil litigator who leverages his federal court and governmental experiences as well as his strong legal research, writing, and advocacy skills to advance his clients’ positions.
Before rejoining McNees, Matt clerked for the Honorable Stephen S. Schwartz on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and for the Honorable W. Keith Watkins on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. During his clerkships, Matt edited and drafted judicial opinions and orders on Daubert motions, motions in limine, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment; drafted jury instructions; managed case dockets; and helped to manage judicial hearings and trials. While clerking, Matt handled a variety of cases, including federal employment discrimination, federal employee pay, and Fourth Amendment excessive force cases.
During law school, Matt interned with the Honorable Stephanos Bibas on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and with the General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He was a member of UVA Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, through which he co-argued a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and helped to brief a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Matt also worked as a research assistant for Professor Saikrishna Prakash and as a law clerk in McNees’ Litigation Group.
Before law school, Matt was an oversight and investigations intern with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and an intern with the Enforcement Bureau of the FCC.
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Patrick Henry College, B.A. in Government with Highest Honors, summa cum laude
Sixth Place Orator, 2016 Suffolk/Beantown Regional AMCA Tournament
Semi-Finalist, 2016 Suffolk/Beantown Regional AMCA Tournament