Matthew J. Longoria

Attorney

Biography

Matthew J. Longoria is an attorney with both trial and transactional experience. Prior to joining Cokinos | Young, Matthew was a municipal attorney representing governmental entities where he provided legal guidance on a wide range of issues including complex land use and zoning decisions, personnel and employment matters, and water and wastewater utility disputes. In his municipal prosecution practice, Matthew was lead attorney on more than two dozen jury and bench trials that resulted in successful verdicts.

A San Antonio native, Matthew has a diverse background and experience in both creative and legal fields making him adept at addressing a variety of legal issues. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2008 and his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2016. Additionally, he studied intellectual property law at Beihang University in Beijing, China, with a focus on emerging Chinese copyright and trademark law.

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law – J.D., 2016
  • University of California – B.A. Film and Digital Media, Production, 2008

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

  • Alamo Area Council of Governments – Newly Elected Officials Workshop (June 2021)
    – Balancing Enforcement with Compliance in Municipal Court
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments – Workshop for Planning and Zoning Commissioners and Elected Officials (April 2021)
    – Special Zoning Tools: Special Use Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Planned Development Districts
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments – Newly Elected Officials Workshop (December 2020)
    – A Roadmap of CARES Act Relief Funds
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments – Newly Elected Officials Workshop (July 2020)
    – Navigating Religious Based Zoning Protests

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Texas State Bar
    – Litigation Section
    – Government Law Section
    – Administrative and Public Law Section
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas City Attorney Association
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court: Western District of Texas