Matthew Skanchy

Matthew Skanchy is an Associate at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. Matthew has been a member of multiple trial teams that have tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts, most recently in Philadelphia and San Francisco. He has also worked on teams briefing pre- and post-trial motions and appeals, representing a diverse array of clients including Bayer, Facebook, Maximus, Oculus VR, and Puma Biotechnologies.

Matthew graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2015. At UVA, he was a member of the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review, mentored first-year law students in research and writing techniques as a Dillard Fellow, and worked as a research assistant examining the cause of false confessions in DNA exoneration cases.

Before joining Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, Matthew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn B. McHugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Honorable Robert G. Doumar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Notable Matters

  • Member of the trial team that won a complete defense verdict in Cooney v. Janssen, a state-court bellwether trial involving Xarelto in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas.

Clerkships

  • Judge Carolyn B. McHugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2016-17)
  • Judge Robert G. Doumar, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (2015-16)

Education

  • Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, B.A., magna cum laude (2012)
  • Law: University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2015)
    Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review
    Articles Editor, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology
    Hardy C. Dillard Legal Writing Fellow