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Matthew K. Richards

Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Richards is a member of Kirton McConkie's First Amendment & Religious Organizations, and Litigation sections. In addition to litigating cases, he provides general counsel services to clients, advising them on such diverse matters as regulatory compliance, electronic discovery and records management, historical preservation, and contract management. Mr. Richards has an extensive background in appeals and complex litigation in both federal and state courts. He has particular expertise in domestic and international religious liberty issues and has published articles and presented at international conferences on these topics.

Mr. Richards is recognized as one of Utah's Legal Elite for corporate law and a Mountain States Super Lawyer for business litigation.


  • Consults with clients concerning constitutional, civil rights, regulatory compliance, records management, contract management, religious land use, and governmental affairs issues.
  • Significant litigation and appellate experience pursuing and defending complex commercial and First Amendment litigation in both federal and state courts.




Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Order of the Coif
  • Lead note and comment editor, BYU Law Review
  • Trial Advocacy Competition Team Scholarly writing and academic achievement awards

Brigham Young University, B.A., English

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 1997
Other Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2004
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah, 1998
  • Utah Supreme Court, 1997

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers national: Business Litigation (2013)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: Business Litigation (2011, 2012)
  • Utah Legal Elite: Corporate Counsel (2016), International (2015), Civil Litigation (2007, 2009 - 2014, 2017), Corporate Law (2019)


Utah State Bar

International Fellow, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University