McKissick, Matthew J.

In his intellectual property practice, Matthew McKissick draws on deep scientific roots and a thorough grasp of technical concepts. Matthew offers clients a unique perspective as he combines his real-world experiences as a scientist with his love for art, music and entertainment. 

During law school, Matthew was a staff member of the Nevada Law Journal and a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association. He also worked as a legal intern for the Las Vegas Valley Water District and externed for Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey and Judge Andrew P. Gordon at U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Before earning his law degree, he worked at SWCA Environmental Consultants as a natural resources project manager and at Santec Environmental Resources LLC as a project manager and hydrologist, where he satisfied environmental compliance requirements for clients developing renewable energy facilities, mines and transportation projects.

Education
  • J.D., 2019, cum laude, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • B.S., 2010, cum laude, University of Nevada, Reno
Admissions
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Recognition

LaFrance-Trimbe Award for Outstanding Graduate in Intellectual Property, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2019

CALI Award (for the highest grade in the class): Lawyering Process II (legal research and writing), 2017

CALI Award: Copyright, 2017

CALI Award: Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets, 2018

CALI Award: IP Licensing Practicum, 2019

Winner of the  Anti-Defamation League Summer Associate Program’s Legal Memo Competition, 2018