Jasmine McNamara Matlock can identify the specific incident while growing up that convinced her she wanted to be a lawyer. As a high schooler in Marshall County, just southeast of Huntsville, Jasmine took part in a youth leadership conference in Washington, D.C., where students learned about the American legal system. As part of the conference, students had an opportunity to participate in a mock trial where they could argue a case.
“I remember calling my mom afterwards,” Matlock recalls, “and I told her, ‘I’m going to be a lawyer.’”
According to Attorney Matlock, the purpose for a career in law was simply to help people. Initially, she sought to do that by becoming a family law attorney. So, as an undergraduate at the University of Alabama, she received a Bachelor of Social Work degree as a first step in that direction.
Jasmine went to the University of Alabama School of Law with that goal in mind. After her first year of law school, however, Matlock had the opportunity to clerk for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Lyn Stuart and worked on several plaintiff’s cases. That experience convinced her to change her career direction toward plaintiff’s personal injury law.
To that end, she took a clerkship at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., after her second year of law school and then accepted a job with the firm after receiving her J.D. in 2016. For the first two years of her time with the firm, Matlock worked remotely from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and focused on legal research, writing, and drafting motions. Then in August 2018, she moved back to Huntsville, and Jasmine really launched her practice representing injured plaintiffs.
From the beginning of her time with Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., Matlock has had a strong role in a large multi-district antitrust case against a large medical insurer. She has developed a strong reputation for solid research and writing skills, as well as for her ability to establish and maintain strong client rapport.
“I’ve always been passionate about representing individuals and families,” Matlock says. “As a lawyer, I’m able to help individuals and families when they’re in a time of need and could use a helping hand.”
Matlock is a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and is also active in the Alabama Association for Justice.
She is the parent of one daughter, Amelia, and one son, Grayson. In her free time, Matlock enjoys running, biking, reading and spending time with her children.
- University of Alabama, Bachelor of Social Work
- University of Alabama, School of Law
- Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section