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Matthew Puchferran

Matthew Pucheferran

Prior to attending Regent University School of Law, I attended Florida Atlantic University where I earned an undergraduate degree in Marketing & a Master’s degree in Business Administration.  During that time, I was a test prep instructor and math tutor, working with high school and college students in individual and classroom settings.  I “counseled” students preparing for tests ranging from the PSAT,SAT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT. 

During my first year of Law School, my team won the School of Law Trial Advocacy Tournament.  That experience opened my eyes to the work of litigation and pushed me to pursue further opportunities to sharpen my trial skills.   After completing my first year of Law School, I was accepted onto the Trial Advocacy Board and the Regent Journal of International Law.  During my second year, I prepared numerous trial teams for competition and competed in the American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C.  Entering my third year, I have been elected the Chair of the Trial Advocacy Board and am currently preparing to compete in the Stetson National Pretrial Competition this October. 

Each summer of law school, I sought internships that would allow me to gain practical experience as well as hone my litigation skills further.  The summer of 2012, I worked for the Office of the Public Defender in Broward County, Florida, and participated in two jury trials during my internship there.  This past summer, I interned for the Keel Group, Ltd., located in Virginia Beach, and while there, I prepared litigation for both State and Federal court.   The summer of 2014, I intend to take the Bar exam in Florida.

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