Reade D. Matthew

Matthew D. Reade


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 2021
    • Executive Online Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
    • Managing Student Director, Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab
    • Donald M. Ephraim Scholar in Law & Economics
  • Pomona College, B.A., cum laude, 2018
    • Politea Prize in Politics, Philosophy & Economics
    • Mary Ford Bacon Memorial Prize in Politics


  • Law Clerk, Judge Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2021-2022


  • 2021, Texas
  • 2023, District of Columbia

Matthew D. Reade represents plaintiffs, defendants, and third parties in complex civil litigation and appeals in federal courts across the country.

Matthew joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2022.  Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Matthew graduated with honors from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Executive Online Editor for The University of Chicago Law Review and the Managing Student Director for the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab.  He earned his undergraduate degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Pomona College, graduating cum laude.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Talking About Affirmative Action, U. Chi. L. Rev. Online (Oct. 30, 2020)
  • Conservatives Can Benefit From Liberal Colleges, Wall St. J. (May 24, 2018)