Matthew, of counsel at SpencerWillson, is licensed in Utah state and federal courts. He brings decades of business and commercial litigation experience. Matthew holds a J.D. and a master of business administration from Brigham Young University. Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, he worked in Hong Kong as a legal consultant for Intel Semiconductor after graduating. Handling CPU counterfeiting and trademark infringement cases in Asia Pacific, he returned to Utah in 1996. There, he worked as a commercial litigator, handling various cases. Joining SecurityNational Financial Corporation in 2008 as associate general counsel, he continues to work there. Matthew met Sarah in 2008 during a lawsuit representation for SecurityNational. Since then, they have collaborated in various legal practices. He also specializes in translating legal and business documents from Chinese to English.

Professional Experience 

SecurityNational Financial Corporation, Murray, Utah 

Associate General Counsel (2008 to present) 

SpencerWillson, PLLC, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Of counsel (January 2024 to present)  

Cohne, Rappaport and Segal, Murray, Utah

Associate attorney (2006 to 2008)

Kesler & Rust, Salt Lake City, Utah

Associate attorney (1997 to 2006)

 Bertch & Birch, Murray, Utah

Associate attorney (1995 to 1996) 


Brigham Young University - Juris Doctor (1995)

Brigham Young University - Master of Business Administration (1996)


Utah State Bar - Corporate Counsel Section 

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