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Marshall L. Matz 
Washington, District of Columbia,
Principal Attorney
phone 202-789-1212
fax 202-234-3550
email mmatz@ofwlaw.com

Mr. Matz specializes in food, nutrition and agriculture. He has devoted his career to representing clients that are increasing food production and improving human nutrition in the United States and around the world. After working with South Dakota Legal Services helping to provide representation to Native Americans, Mr. Matz spent seven years on Capitol Hill as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and the Select Committee on Nutrition.

Mr. Matz entered practice in 1980 and has been with OFW Law since 1992. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Matz serves on the Board of Directors of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the World Food Program—USA (which he co-founded), the Congressional Hunger Center and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation. Mr. Matz also served as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee of the Obama for America presidential campaign.

Mr. Matz was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1968. He received his J.D. from the University of Louisville in 1971. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1971, South Dakota Federal and Tribal Courts in 1972, and the District of Columbia Bar in 1979. He is currently a member of the District of Columbia Bar as well as the Connecticut and American Bar Associations.

Special Agencies:

  • All USDA agencies
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • State Department
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • White House Office Agencies

Selected Court Admissions:

  • South Dakota Federal Court
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • South Dakota Tribal Courts

Published Works:

Areas of Practice:
Agriculture Law
Federal Forest Policy
Health Care Law
Indian Law
Nutrition Policy
Trade Association Law
Bar Admissions:
Connecticut, 1971
District of Columbia, 1979
University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky, 1971

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1968