Matthew Malm


Matthew Malm is Of Counsel to Wood & Nathanson. He has been involved in criminal defense since 2008 when he worked as an intern for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS). While interning at CPCS, he developed an interest in post-conviction litigation and pursued this interest throughout law school—working, among other places, at the Massachusetts Superior Court, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the Appeals Unit at CPCS. This path eventually led him to Wood & Nathanson, LLP, where he started working soon after graduating from law school in 2011.

Attorney Malm represents clients in post-conviction litigation, and assists Attorneys Wood and Nathanson in the litigation of their cases, which range from simple misdemeanors to complex first-degree murder and federal drug cases.

Attorney Malm graduated cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he served as an editor on the law review.

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University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, OH
Juris Doctorate, May 2011
G.P.A. 3.55, Cum Laude (Top 30%)
University of Cincinnati Law Review
 - Contributing Editor, 2010–2011
 - Associate Member, 2009–2010
Judge William H. Lueders Prize in Wills, Trusts, & Future Interests (Highest Grade)
Summer Public Interest Fellow, 2009 & 2010

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, June 2008
G.P.A. 3.96, Summa cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Hewett-Kautz Fellowship Recipient, 2006–2008


Wood & Nathanson, LLP, Boston, MA
Associate, September 2011—Present

Representing clients and assisting in the representation of clients in all phases of criminal post-conviction litigation, including researching for and writing appellate briefs, trial court motions, and pleadings.

Committee for Public Counsel Services, 
Appeals Unit, Boston, MA
Intern, August 2011—September 2011
Researched various criminal-law issues for appeals-unit attorneys.

Professor James O’Reilly, Cincinnati, OH
Research Assistant, May 2011
Researched and summarized recent developments in environmental law to assist in the updating of a treatise entitled Superfund and Brownfields Cleanup.

Ohio Supreme Court, Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, Columbus, OH
Judicial Extern, Spring Semester 2011
Summarized and made recommendations on Jurisdictional Briefs (petitions for certiorari) and a Merits Brief.

Ohio Attorney General, Cincinnati, OH
Legal Extern, Fall Semester 2010
Worked in the Health and Human Services Section drafting appellate briefs defending decisions of the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission.

Sixth Circuit Appellate Clinic, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, OH
Student Intern, Fall Semester 2010
Assisted in the drafting of an Amicus Brief submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the appeal of a prisoner release order given pursuant to the Prisoner Litigation Reform Act. Learned the nuances of federal appellate procedure and strategies for effective appellate advocacy from practicing attorneys. Viewed oral arguments at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and participated in a mock oral

Superior Court of Massachusetts, Judge Leila Kern, Woburn, MA
Judicial Intern, Summer 2010
Worked with Judge on numerous civil and criminal matters. Performed research, prepared memoranda, and drafted opinions for Judge’s review. Regularly observed courtroom proceedings.

Committee for Public Counsel Services, Essex County Public Defender Division,
Salem, MA
Legal Intern, Summer 2009
Researched, prepared memoranda, and drafted briefs on a variety of criminal-law issues. Aided attorneys during arraignment proceedings, including review of criminal complaints and participation in initial client interviews.


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Massachusetts Bar (2011)
Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services Appeals and Post-Conviction Panel (2012-present)