Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi, 2007
  • United States District Court, Southern & Northern Districts of Mississippi, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2007


  • Mississippi College School of Law, 2007, J.D.
  • Mississippi State University, 2004, B.A., Honors

Recent Continuing Education:

  • Mississippi Bar Summer School, Sandestin, FL - 2012
  • Larry Rice Divorce Practice Seminar, Memphis, TN - 2013
  • Family Law CLE, Professor Deborah Hodges Bell, Jackson, MS - 2013
  • Mississippi Bar Law Office Technology Seminar, Jackson, MS - 2013
  • Hiring and Firing Law, NBI - 2014
  • Entity Selection for the Small to Medium Sized Business, Jackson, MS - 2014
  • Mississippi Bar Summer School, Sandestin, FL - 2015
  • NBI - Divorce Law Boot Camp - 2016
  • MCBA, Operation of County Court - 2016
  • Federal CJA Panel CLE, Biloxi, MS - 2016
  • MCBA, Professional Ethics Matters Most When Life Is Hardest - 2016
  • MCBA, Cyber Risks and Duties Facing Practicing Attorneys - 2016
  • MCBA, Operation of the U.S. Southern District Court and
    Recent Significant Cases - 2017

  • MCBA, Estate Planning for IRAs & Qualified Trusts- 2017
  • MCBA, Honorable Michael Hurst, Functions & Roles of the US Attorneys - 2018
  • MCBA, Bullies & Bad Actors: How to Deal With Difficult Attorneys - 2018
  • MCBA, Working with CPS, Honorable Jess Dickinson, Executor Director of Mississippi CPS - 2018
  • MCBA, Update from Ms. Secretary of State, Honorable Delbert Hosemann - 2018
  • Family Law CLE, Dean Deborah Hodges Bell, Jackson, MS - 2018
  • GAP Act CLE Update, Lauderdale County Bar Association - 2019
  • Updates from the Madison County Judiciary - Madison County Bar Association - 2019
  • ALL RISE! What Judges What You To Know - Rankin County Bar Association - 2021
    • ​Youth Court
    • Chancery Court
    • County Court
    • Circuit Court
    • MS Supreme Court
  • MCBA, MS House of Rep Speaker, Hon. Philip Gunn, Elimination of the the State Income Tax - 2021
  • Family Law CLE, Dean Deborah Hodges Bell - 2021

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association, 2013 - Technology In The Courtroom 
  • Mississippi Association of Justice, 2014 - Apps For Attorneys
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association, 2014 - Managing A Law Practice With Technology
  • NBI, 2015 - Failure to Account for Assets in Divorce Action
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association, 2015 - Technology in a Law Practice: Let it Flow
  • Mississippi Association of Justice, 2015 - Technology in a Law Practice: Let it Flow
  • Mississippi Paralegal Association, 2016 - How To Marry Divorce Law
  • NBI, 2016 - Divorce Law Boot Camp - Effective Use of Pretrial Motions and Discovery Techniques
  • NBI, 2016 - Gun Law in Mississippi
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, 2016 - Law Office Management Techniques
  • Mississippi College School Of Law, Family Law Society, 2016 - How to Start a Family Law Practice
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, 2017 - Law Office Management Techniques
  • Parkway Church, 2017 - Common Legal Issues Facing Young Families
  • Mississippi Association of Justice, 2017 - Ten Tech Tips To Help Manage A Law Practice
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, 2018 - Technology and the Practice of Law

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Mississippi Bar Association, 2007 – Present (Bar Commissioner, 2019-Current)
  • American Bar Association, 2007 - Present
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, 2007 - Present
  • Capital Area Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Rankin County Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Madison County Bar Association, 2016 - Present (Board of Director, 2017-2019 / President, 2020-Current)
  • Rankin County Chamber of Commerce, 2011 - Present
  • Madison County Chamber of Commerce, 2012  - Present

Recent Recognition:

  • Elected President of Madison County Bar Association - 2019
  • Elected as Commissioner of the Mississippi Bar Association - 2019
  • Leader in Law, Mississippi Business Journal
  • Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2014-Present
  • Martindale Hubble, AV Preeminent Rating, 2015-Present
  • Board Member of Madison County Bar Association, 2017-Present
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Chairman, 2019 - Present
  • ​Madison County Bar Association, President, 2020-Present
  • Shareholder, Young Wells, P.A., 2022

Making The Attorney-Client Relationship Personal Again


Matt has been working in the legal field for over fifteen years.  And, he has gained valuable courtroom experience by way of litigating in over twenty counties throughout the State of Mississippi and trying more than twenty jury trials to verdict.  

Having a strong background in technology, Matt uses the power of technology to assist him in more efficient representation.  This helps us represent you more effectively, both in terms of results and out-of-pocket expense.   

Because of Matt's experience, Matt serves as a hearing officer for the Mississippi Secretary of State and he is often asked to speak at CLE events and to law school classes throughout the year on a diverse range of topics.

Believing in giving back and helping contribute to preparing the lawyers of tomorrow, Matt often serves as a presiding judge at Mississippi Bar Association sponsored mock trial competitions and at law school Appellate Advocacy competitions.  

Matt's ethics & legal accomplishments have been recognized by his peers and professional legal organizations:

  • President, Madison County Bar Association

  • Commissioner, Mississippi Bar Association

  • Leader in Law, Mississippi Business Journal

  • Martindale AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

  • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star

  • 10.0 Avvo Rating   

  • Top 10 under 40 National Academy of Family Lawyers

"Top choice referral for the hard cases."

"Excellent lawyer. Listens to his clients and works for the best solution, whether by a compromise or trial. No fear of trying a case."

"I am giving Matt great recommendations because of his dedication to his clients and skill. After 35 years of law practice I was getting disgusted at the lawyers I saw coming out of school. Matt and a few others showed me dedicated attorneys are still out there."

"Matt Baldridge is an excellent attorney. I watch new attorneys and seldom do I see someone grow as fast as Matt in his skills. After nine (9) years he is a formidable attorney who I would rather have with me than against me. He is direct, honest, and has a fast mind. He is far, far above the "average" lawyer."

"Matt was extremely efficient, professional, and ethical throughout this entire process. It was a mentally and emotionally straining ordeal for me, and he was there to listen to me as if I were his only client. He never once made me feel like a burden or like my situation was not real or important. 
He was honest about situations and what the odds are. He always had my best interest. He's not afraid of a challenge, but he will never jump in without having facts calculated and making sure everything is in order.  
It was definitely a stressful case for him, as well, and my gratitude for him being my voice will never be able to be put into words. All I can say is I highly recommend him. Along this journey I found a quote, 'Pride focuses on WHO is right, humility focuses on WHAT is right.' Matthew is truly one of the most humble souls I've come across in life, which was refreshing. He kept a calm demeanor throughout, even when buttons were pushed. He will represent you well and leave your faith restored in the justice system and in humanity."

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