Matthew Upton was born and raised in the hills of West Virginia working for his father’s construction company. After high school, Matthew attended West Virginia University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. In 2002, Matthew and his wife moved to Ohio where he attended Capital University Law School. During his time at Capital Law School, Matthew served as a teaching assistant for Contracts and Legal Writing, and was a member of the editorial board for the Capital University Law Review. In 2005, Matthew graduated Magna Cum Laude from Capital Law School.
Matthew is a registered patent attorney, and before joining Barney DeBrosse in 2014, he worked at a large boutique intellectual property firm in central Ohio. As a patent attorney, Matthew has had the opportunity to assist both large corporations and individual inventors in obtaining protection for their intellectual property. During his career, Matthew has had the opportunity to both draft and prosecute patents for weapon-training devices for the military and a number of inventions related to firearms.
Matthew’s practice at Barney DeBrosse not only includes patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets, but also business formation and counseling, and civil litigation and construction law. Matthew’s experience working with both large and small businesses, as well as his experience as a small business owner in the construction industry allows him to have an insider’s perspective on many of the issues facing businesses today.
When not fighting for the rights of his clients, Matthew can be found enjoying time with his family and is heavily involved in his church and the surrounding community. Matthew also enjoys scuba diving, target shooting, and college athletics. Matthew is also a card carrying members of the NRA.