Breen, Matthew
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Matthew Breen

Matthew Breen

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Biography

Matthew is a second generation Attorney. Some of his first memories were making forts out of file boxes and typing gibberish memos on one of typewriters at his father’s firm. He was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC and is a 14th generation Charlestonian on his mother’s side. These traits give him a unique expertise in handling cases throughout the Lowcountry and Grand Strand, and indeed why Matthew picked the name “Lowcountry Law” for his firm.  

Matthew graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. While at The Citadel Matthew was on the Dean’s List, a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society, Bond Volunteer, Member of the Honor Committee, and an officer on 4th Battalion Staff. Matthew is also a Life Member of The Citadel’s Theta Commission of Kappa Alpha Order and a member of The Loyal Order.

After The Citadel, Matthew attended the Charleston School of Law. While in Law School, Matthew was President of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, a Senator in the Student Bar Association, an Editor for the Maritime Law Review, Faculty Research Assistant for Professor William G. Merkel, a Pupil of the James L. Petigru Inn of Court, and the Associate Justice for External Competitions for the Charleston School of Law’s Moot Court Board. 

After Matthew graduated from Law School, he passed the South Carolina Bar with a score that ranked in the top 1% of scores nationally and enabled Matthew to practice in over 37 States and Territories. In addition to South Carolina, Matthew is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina, and North Carolina. 

When not zealously advocating for his clients, Matthew loves to till his extensive garden. A fun fact is that he makes his own Peach Habanero hot sauce. He also is an avid genealogist. In this capacity he is the Solicitor for the Sons of the Revolution in the State of South Carolina and a Vice President in the South Carolina Sons of the American Revolution. Among other groups he is also a member of the Society of the Cincinnati and the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. 

His community outreach and service included being on the Board of Directors for the Stray Dog Society and serving as an Elder at the French Protestant (Huguenot) Church of Charleston. 

Above all, Matthew takes the most pride in his legal work. He has been named to the SuperLawyers Rising Stars list for 2020 and has a Gold Client Champion from Martindale-Hubbell. 

 

Practice Areas

  • Auto Accidents
  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2017
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 2017
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court South Carolina, 2017
  • North Carolina, 2019

Honors

  • State Solicitor, Sons of the Revolution in the State of SC, 2018 - Present
  • President, Col Lemuel Benton Chapter, NSSAR, 2018 - Present

Education

  • Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina
    • J.D.
  • The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, Stray Dog Society, 2017 to Present
  • Member, Board of Elders, French Protestant (Huguenot) Church of Charleston, 2018 to Present

Languages

  • English

Published Works

  • From Smith to Said: The Law of Nations as an integral part in the evolution of U.S. jurisprudence through 18 U.S.C. Section 1651, Maritime Law Journal, 1, Vol. 7, 2016

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Beta Beta Beta

Professional Associations

  • SC Association for Justice, Present
  • American Bar Association, Present
  • James L. Petigru Inn of Court, Pupil, 2016 to 2017

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner