Matthew A. “Matt” Cartwright L’86 was sworn in today as a member of the 113th U.S. Congress, representing Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district.
For the past 25 years Cartwright worked as an attorney and partner for Munley, Munley and Cartwright, a Scranton firm specializing in representation of victims and consumers in personal litigation.
Since 2009 he has served as a member of the Board of Governors for American Association for Justice. Cartwright was the on-air legal analyst for The Law & You (from 2005 until 2011). In the segment, aired nightly during NBC affiliate WBRE-TV’s evening newscast, he fielded viewer questions on legal matters.
A self-professed “FDR Democrat,” Cartwright defeated 10-term incumbent Blue Dog Congressman Tim Holden, the dean of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation, in the Democratic primary. He went on to defeat Republican Laureen Cummings in the November general election.