Matthieu Belanger-Coast, an Associate Attorney at Brusniak Turner, brings a unique blend of scientific and strategic character to the team. Born and raised in North Carolina's coastal region, Matthieu's academic journey began at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He continued his education at Randolph College in Virginia, graduating with degrees in Biology and Physics and a minor in Chemistry. While there, he became a published author in a peer-reviewed scientific journal on traumatic brain injuries. He assisted on research for topics such as, autism spectrum disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and HIV-mediated dementia. Matthieu served as a student representative on the IT Advisory Council, led several student organizations, and actively contributed to initiatives focused on Title IX and Diversity & Inclusivity programs.
Matthieu's commitment to justice and policy reform led him to the hallowed halls of Washington and Lee University School of Law. As a third-year law student, he worked with the Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse, representing multiple clients before the Virginia Parole Board. Notably, one of his clients won their freedom after being wrongly incarcerated for over four decades. His pursuit of knowledge led him to San Antonio, Texas, where he studied biomedical engineering and published two papers in a scientific journal. He resumed his career in law working on software and performing research for judges, attorneys, and ALJs on a global-basis.
In his leisure time, Matthieu immerses himself in reading, traveling, and engaging in discussions on current developments in law, politics, technology, and science. Interestingly, as an undergraduate student, Matthieu resolved to read every case decided by the United States Supreme Court, and he continues to diligently follow the Court and read their opinions as they are released. He humorously disclaims possessing total recall of every decision's intricate details.