Matt C. Pinsker is a conservative Republican born and raised in Henrico County, Virginia. His father was a physician and Army veteran, and his mother was a school teacher and stay-at-home mom. Growing up, he learned the value of hard work while washing dishes and bussing tables for less than minimum wage in a local restaurant and spending his weekends officiating youth soccer games. From a young age, he was a conservative Republican activist, joining the Henrico Republican Committee in 2003, and served as the State Chairman of the Teenage Republicans during President Bush’s reelection.
After graduating from Godwin High School in Henrico County, 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 the rights of soldiers and was instrumental in the passage of legislation to stop discrimination against the military on college campuses. After being licensed as an attorney, he studied constitutional law and earned 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. After working various jobs across Virginia, he returned to the far west end of Henrico County and 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 and works part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where he teaches criminal justice and homeland security.