Matt Wade is a Lubbock native and began his legal career in 1995 by joining the law firm of Olson & Olson in Houston, Texas as an associate. While an associate at Olson & Olson, Matt primarily focused on municipal law, representing a number of cities in the Houston area. In 1997, Matt returned to his home town of Lubbock, accepting a position of assistant city attorney with the City of Lubbock. Except for a short time as an assistant district attorney with the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s office, Matt’s legal career has centered on representing municipalities and other governmental entities both as in-house and outside legal counsel. Matt has represented and advised governmental entities in everything from eminent domain matters, civil rights litigation, drafting ordinances, utility matters and on open records and open meetings matters. In 2004, after the City of Lubbock’s Charter was amended, Matt was hired as the general counsel for the City of Lubbock’s municipally owned electric utility, Lubbock Power & Light representing LP&L in all legal matters affecting the municipal utility. Matt held this position until he left in 2013 when he re-entered private law practice.
Matt is a former president of the Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association and currently serves as a director with the Lubbock Area Bar Association.