Matt Strauser

After clerking in both state and federal court, Matt’s practice has focused exclusively on representing plaintiffs in high-stakes litigation across the country. Matt's passion, attention to detail, and work ethic have produced favorable results for his clients, including at trial. Matt now uses those same attributes to relentlessly advocate for Burns Charest’s clients in complex cases spanning various areas of law.

In his downtime, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessie, daughter, Sophie, and two Labrador retrievers, Ada and Louise.

*Licensed to practice in Virginia and Missouri only.


William & Mary Law School, J.D., summa cum laude

University of Mississippi, M.A.

Princeton University, B.A., cum laude

Law Clerk to the Honorable John A. Gibney Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2020-2021

Law Clerk to the Honorable Mary Jane Hall and Honorable Jerrauld C. Jones, Norfolk Circuit Court, Fourth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, 2019-2020




United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Court, Western District of Virginia

United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas


National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, Missouri (2023)

Order of the Coif (2019)

Order of Barristers (2019)

Symposium Editor of the William & Mary Law Review (2018-2019)

President of the National Trial Team at William & Mary Law School (2018-2019)

Winner of the National Sports Law Student Writing Competition (2018)

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (2016)


Matthew Strauser & Noah Chauvin, Student Employee Speech, 20 Va. Sports & Entertainment L.J. 171 (2020).

Matt Strauser, Let the Kids Play: How College Athletes Can Use California’s Prohibition on Noncompete Clauses to Circumvent the NCAA’s Year-in-Residence Rule, 27 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports L.J. 1 (2020).

Matthew Strauser, Upon Further Review: Reconsidering Clarett and Player Access to the NFL, 29 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 247 (2018).