St. Mary's School of Law, 2015

San Antonio, Texas

Southern Methodist University, 2011

Dallas, Texas

Texas Military Institute, 2007

San Antonio, Texas


State Bar of Texas, November 2015

Matthew J. McDonough is a long-term resident of the Leon Springs/IH-10 West area of San Antonio. Originally from near Comfort, Texas, Matt and his family moved to Leon Springs when he was 13. Matt attended TMI, The Episcopal School of Texas, from grades 6-12, and graduated in 2007. He attended undergraduate college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he majored in History with minors in Religious Studies and Anthropology. From there, he came back to San Antonio to pursue his law degree at St. Mary's University School of Law. After receiving his Juris Doctor in May of 2015, Matt passed the July Texas Bar Exam and became a licensed attorney in November of 2015. Since receiving his license, Matt has acquired experience working both as a solo practitioner and as an associate with several firms. His practice areas have consisted primarily of probate, estate planning, family, and real-estate law matters. Matt currently attends an evening program at the University of Texas San Antonio Graduate School, where he is pursuing the degree of Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (expected completion May 2020).

In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing several hobbies. He is a regular jogger (5ks, 10ks, & half-marathons) and practices yoga several times a week. He considers himself a half-decent cook, and on days off likes firing up the bbq pit to smoke meats (especially pork ribs and beef brisket). Matt likes playing golf regularly, especially the local Alamo City Golf Trail (San Antonio's Municipal Courses). While he does not claim to be scratch golfer by any means, he considers golf a great excuse to get outside and meet other members of the community. Lastly, Matt enjoys pursuing his love of history by listening to books on tape with He is especially passionate about the history of Texas, the Southwest, and the American Frontier. Check out his blog to see his latest book reviews and read about various topics he finds interesting!

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