J.D., George Mason University School of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Washington College
Matthew Boucher is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Housing Law Unit. He represents low-income tenants in eviction and housing conditions cases before the D.C. Superior Court. He also litigates housing law claims before administrative bodies, such as the D.C. Housing Authority and the Office of Administrative Hearings.
Prior to joining Legal Aid, Matt was an Assistant Public Defender in the Commonwealth of Virginia for more than four years. Most recently, he worked in the Office of the Public Defender for the City and County of Fairfax, and prior to that he worked at the Fredericksburg office. He represented indigent criminal defendants charged with offenses ranging from minor traffic offenses to violent felonies. Prior to serving as a public defender, Matt completed a fellowship at Legal Services of Northern Virginia representing clients in family and housing law matters.
Matt earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 2013. While in law school he served as an intern at the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and for the Honorable Russell F. Canan of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.