Matt Wisda

30under30-LOGOMatt Wisda continues to excel in and out of the courtroom, just as he did as a student succeeding in and out of the classroom. While at Alabama Matt served as Omicron’s Rush Chairman, Risk Manager, Treasurer, and Archon. He was also elected by the student body to the Senate, and a year later to the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs of Alabama’s Student Government Association. Ultimately, he was tapped into Jasons Men’s Senior Honorary, an exclusive society at Alabama. During his undergraduate years he worked as an intern in the Washington, D.C. office of now-retired Congressman Bud Cramer. After graduating, he went to the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Matt decided to start his own firm, Wisda & Nation, only a few months after passing the bar exam. He primarily practices in the areas of family law, personal injury, and criminal defense. Matt is also a 2014 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute, located at Mercer University, which is recognized as one of the preeminent Trial Colleges in the United States. He has recently been named as a “top 10 under 40” criminal defense lawyer in the state of Alabama by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and currently serves as President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Section of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association.

Advice for students and young alumni:
“Just concentrate on doing what you like and doing it right, the money will come later.”