|Matthew D. Ence was admitted to practice in both state and federal court in Nevada in 1995, following his graduation from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. He primarily practices in the area of general civil litigation, including plaintiff's personal injury, and criminal defense. His practice also includes estate and probate law and both transactional business law as well as corporate litigation. Mr. Ence has tried many jury cases and arbitrations to successful verdicts.
Matt has both written articles and been a speaker for the National Business Institute's, Institute of Paralegal Education in the areas of both uninsured-underinsured motorist insurance and medical discovery in Nevada over the years. He also served on Medical-Legal Screening Panel for medical malpractice cases from 1999 until it disbanded in 2002.
Mr. Ence was admitted to practice before all courts in the state of Nevada in 1995; and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998, and before the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California in 2008.
Since coming to Douglas County Mr. Ence has served as both conflict counsel for the Ninth Judicial District Court for indigent criminal defendants, as well as primary appointed counsel for juveniles. From August of 2007 until July of 2015 Matt was engaged by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California as counsel for indigent criminal defendants in tribal court. Since August of 2016 Matthew D. Ence has been contracted by Douglas County as one of five attorneys to represent indigent criminal defendants.
Matthew is a current or former member of the Nevada Bar Association, American Bar Association, Nevada Trial Lawyer's Association the American Trial Lawyers Association, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Matt Ence is also a founding member of the Douglas County Bar Association. Matt received an Associate of Sciences degree from Utah Tech University, in St. George, Utah, in 1990, and thereafter attended the University of Nevada , Las Vegas (UNLV). He subsequently received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Bakersfield, in 1992. In 2018 Matthew D. Ence graduated from the National Criminal Defense College in Macon Georgia's Trial Practice Institute.
Matt was born in Lynnwood, California, but was raised in Sevier County in Central Utah.
Following law school, he lived and worked in Las Vegas for almost 7 years before relocating to Carson Valley.
Mr. Ence is an experienced, aggressive and qualified trial attorney who provides his clients with a broad range of legal services. Matt's clients are individuals, families and small businesses, with an emphasis on the representation of Douglas County residents.