Matthew Engle, Esq.
President of the Board
Matt Engle is the legal director of the UVA Law School’s Innocence Project Clinic (pictured far left). As the clinic’s legal director, Matt helps students identify innocence cases and works with students to represent the wrongfully convicted. Before arriving at UVA, Matt worked at the Office of the Virginia Capital Defender, a public defender office that specializes in capital murder cases. At the Office of the Capital Defender, he represented indigent clients facing potential death sentences in trial courts throughout northern Virginia and on appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Matt, a Cleveland native, graduated from Washington and Lee School of Law in 2001. Afterward, he worked in Charlottesville at the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center, where he represented Virginia death row inmates in state and federal habeas corpus litigation, appeals and clemency proceedings.