Matt Donnelly

Matt Donnelly is a partner at Petefish, Immel, Hird, Johnson, Leibold & Sloan, LLP.

He represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal matters, including:

+  Civil litigation: breach of contract, consumer protection, real estate

+  Estate planning, probate proceedings, and trust administration

+  Education Law: Title IX, faculty rights, student rights, academic and non-academic misconduct, suspension and expulsion (visit for more information)

+  Landlord-tenant: commercial, residential, and agricultural leases; evictions

+  Business formation and administration

Criminal defense

Bar Admissions

  • State of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas



  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A. Philosophy
  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.


Professional Affiliations

  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): Faculty Legal Defense Fund
  • Douglas County Law Library – Board Member, 2017-2019
  • Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts
  • Douglas County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Coordinator, 2017-2019



  • Lawrence Adult Soccer League – Board Member