Matt Donnelly

Matt Donnelly is a partner at Petefish, Immel, Hird, Johnson, Leibold & Sloan, LLP. The bulk of his practice consists of civil litigation, estate planning, student law, criminal defense, and landlord-tenant law.

Recently resolved cases include:

[]  Civil litigation involving claims for construction defects and breach of contract

[]  Estate planning and probate proceedings, including trusts and family settlement agreements

[]  Education Law, including faculty rights, student misconduct and academic dismissal (visit for more information)

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

[]  DUI 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


  • Lawrence Adult Soccer League – Board Member