Matt C. Pinsker is a longtime conservative activist as well as a business owner, Army Captain, and homeland security professor. Born and raised in Henrico County, his father was a physician and Army veteran, and his mother a school teacher and stay-at-home mom. Growing up, he learned the value of hard work while washing dishes and bussing tables for minimum wage. Politically active from a young age, in 2003 he started the Godwin High School Republican Club and joined the Henrico Republican Committee, later serving as the State Chairman of the Teenage Republicans during President Bush’s reelection. He worked tirelessly on elections across the Commonwealth to get conservative candidates elected to public office.
Matt went to the College of William and Mary and then earned a law degree from West Virginia University. While a student, he was an advocate for religious liberty during the Wren Cross controversy, worked to expand the right of concealed carry, took part in pro-life advocacy, and was instrumental in the passage of legislation to fight discrimination against the military.
After being licensed as an attorney, he went back to school to train as a constitutional law scholar, earning a Masters of Laws (LLM) in National Security and US Foreign Relations from The George Washington University Law School. It was while attending George Washington where he met his wife, Naomi, while she was studying physical therapy. He and Naomi returned home to the far west end of Henrico County to become a homeowners and Matt opened his own law practice. While engaged in the full-time practice of law, he also serves as a Captain in the US Army Reserves Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAG) and works part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches criminal justice and homeland security. Many of his students have gone on to serve in law enforcement and the military.