Matthew B. Pettaway

Matthew B. Pettaway

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Matthew B. Pettaway is an associate attorney with the law firm of Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed & Welch. Mr. Pettaway graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in 2006 and received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Civil Law from LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2010. Mr. Pettaway has been a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association since 2010 and is licensed to practice in Louisiana state courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Also an adjunct professor of Business Law at McNeese State University, his practice is primarily in the area of Consumer Bankruptcy.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Debtor/Creditor

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2010


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2010
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Graduate Diploma in Civil Law - 2010
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.S. - 2006
    • Major: Business Management


  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, McNeese State University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Board of Directors for the SWLBA Young Lawyers Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Calcasieu Parish D.A.'s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2012 - 2014