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Matt has nearly a decade of experience in the legal industry, working as a legal marketer, blogger, paralegal, and legal assistant. He has written teleplays for 60 episodes of the legal talk show Power of Attorney, produced for the New Orleans-based PBS affiliate WLAE.

Matt has written on subjects as diverse as law, politics, history, personal finance, sports, music, and pop culture. In 2012, he published his first novel, Generation Why, and he writes short fiction including the Kindle Single Thirsty, published in 2018. He also has extensive experience in audio production—producing music and podcasts—as well as video editing on both television and the internet.

In 2010 Matt received his Bachelors Degree from Louisiana State University, majoring in English with a concentration in Writing & Culture, and receiving a minor in Philosophy. He began working at his first law firm while pursuing his degree, beginning as a file clerk. He has worked as a paralegal in the practice areas of Environmental Law, Labor Law, ERISA Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance, Family Law, and Estate Planning. He has marketed attorneys and law firms engaged in Personal Injury, Employment Law, Family Law, Estate Planning, and more.

To read Matt’s personal blog and fiction, visit his website www.mattstokes.net.

Posts by Matt:

How To Avoid Apostrophe Fails

Remembering where and when to use apostrophes may seem daunting, but there are actually only a few rules you need to know.

The Psychology of Why “Less Is More”

Even if your audience likes what you’re saying, when you give them too much information to process, they subconsciously lower their opinion of you. This applies not just to marketing but to all our interactions in life. 

Should You Be Podcasting?

Many businesses are adding audio podcasting to the weapons in their marketing arsenal. Whether or not creating and maintaining a podcast to promote your business is worthwhile depends mainly on your capacity for creating new content, your budget, and the nature of your existing marketing.

How to optimize a PDF for mobile devices

One of my clients is a political organization that wanted to distribute its recommendations to voters on Election Day. Traditionally, this would be a “punch card”—a pocket-sized piece of sturdy cardboard paper clipped from a mailer or a newspaper ad. But we had a short turnaround time and we wanted to do something a little more modern, so we came up with the idea of encouraging voters to use their phones in the voting booth and pull up this organization’s recommendations that way.