E. Matthew Zobrist
E. Matthew Zobrist was licensed to practice law in Nevada in 2007. As a former police officer, Matthew brings a unique background, perspective and assortment of practical skills to his current legal practice.
Matthew graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice in 1998 and began his first career as a police officer for the City of Henderson later that year. While working as a full-time police officer, he attended the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, in the school’s part-time evening program. Matthew graduated from law school in 2006, the same year he was promoted to police sergeant.
He served in numerous positions within the Henderson Police Department, including field trainer, department instructor and supervised the community relations unit. After nearly two decades of service as a police officer, he retired in September 2016 and is now fully engaged in his second career as a lawyer.
Matthew has taught various legal courses over the past nine years at the College of Southern Nevada and the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy, including: Constitutional Law; Criminal Law; Police-Citizen Contacts; Criminal Procedure; and Search & Seizure Law.
Matthew is an Eagle Scout and continues to volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America organization and in his local community. He served an LDS mission to Paraguay in 1992-93, and speaks fluent Spanish. He is married to his college sweetheart and enjoys spending time with her and with their seven children.