Meet Matt Naasz, one of our environmental law and litigation attorneys. Matt was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, and grew up in Avon and Aberdeen South Dakota. He attended Aberdeen Central High School then attended Northern State University where he earned an English degree. For law school, Matt attended the University of South Dakota and graduated in 2006. Prior to college, Matt was enlisted in the US Army for 4 years.
Matt wanted to become a lawyer because he enjoys the diversity and working with people, as well as the challenge of helping solve problems. One of his favorite things of being a lawyer is not only working with people but helping them get through tough spots.
Matt’s practice areas include civil litigation, business and real estate litigation, administrative law, and environmental law. His favorite practice area is water law. Matt stated “As assistant attorney general I was the attorney for the South Dakota Water Management Board. In that role, I became familiar with the legal process involved in obtaining rights to appropriate water in South Dakota. I also became familiar with the South Dakota Water law statutes and rules. Water is a precious resource and helping clients put our state’s water to beneficial use provides me a great deal of satisfaction.”
When Matt isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Carissa with whom he’s been married to for almost 15 years and their three children, Isabelle (age 11) Ariel (age 9) and Evelyn (age 7). Matt likes to watch sports, especially when the Minnesota Twins or Miami Dolphins are playing. His favorite vacation he has been on is to Disney World with his wife and kids and has always wanted to travel to Alaska.
At Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP we are glad to have Matt on our team! He brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice areas and is a vital part of our firm’s success! For more questions about Matt or his practice areas please contact him today at 605-342-1078 or by stopping by our firm’s downtown Rapid City, South Dakota location at 506 6th street.