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Matthew N. Drecun

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Matt Drecun joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2019.  He has experience litigating disputes at the trial and appellate levels across a broad range of areas.  Before joining the firm, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen A. Higginson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Keith P. Ellison on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  He also either worked for or interned with the following: the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, a Texas state senator, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Houston Food Bank.

Matt graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Supreme Court and Civil Rights clinics and an associate editor of the Texas Law Review.  Matt also holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and an A.B. in politics from Princeton University, where he graduated cum laude.


Cruel and Unusual Parole, 95 Texas L. Rev. 707 (2017)

Stemming the Tide: Texas’s Demographic Change, the Voting Rights Act, and the Emerging Importance of Bartlett v. Strickland, 22 Texas J. Civ. Lib. & Civ. Rights 103 (2016)


University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with Highest Honors, 2017

  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review

University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs, MPAff, 2017

Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 2010


Law Clerk, Judge Stephen A. Higginson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2018-2019

Law Clerk, Judge Keith P. Ellison, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2017-2018

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