Attorney Matthew McBee was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1974. After completing his BA at Emory University in 1996, he went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1999. He was admitted to the bar the same year admitted to practice before US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma.
During Law School he participated in several moot court teams, including Alternative Dispute Resolution Team (1997) and the Jessup Moot Court Team (1998) and he is also a member of Phi Delta Phi. Attorney Matthew McBee has received numerous honors. Among his noteworthy accolades is the American Jurisprudence Award for Agricultural Law in 1997.
Matthew began his legal career with a small firm in Oklahoma City focusing primarily on real estate and mortgage foreclosures. In 2003, Matthew left private practice to work in the legal counsel office as Deputy General Counsel for Governor Brad Henry. While in the General Counsel’s office, Matthew’s duties included Pardon and Parole Review, Amber Alert Coordinator, Extraditions and Legislative review fro criminal justice.
In 2006, Matthew left the Governor’s office to open this private practice with his father George McBee retired District Judge. His current practice areas are real property, mineral fraud, guardianships, criminal law, probate and business organizations.
He has been and is currently also a member of several legal bodies and clubs. Among them are:
• LeFlore County and Oklahoma Bar Associations
• Oklahoma Board of Corrections (2007 ~ 2013)
• Poteau Planning Commission (2007 ~ 2011)
• Holloway Inn of Court (2001-2006)
• Poteau Rotary Club (President; 2007 ~ 2008)