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Matthew J. Vande Brake


Phone: 865-934-4365
Fax: 865-934-4364
Email: mvandebrake@nstlaw.com

408 N. Cedar Bluff Road Suite 450
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

A Tennessee native, Matt received his B.A. from King College, with majors in History, Political Science, and Psychology. At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Matt continued his studies in Experimental Psychology, Microbiology, and ultimately, Law.

Matt began his legal career as one of 120 Special Hearing Officers hired to adjudicate appeals when the State of Tennessee reduced the scope of its state-run health insurance in 2005.  He was one of only 25 Hearing Officers to be later offered a permanent position. He served the State of Tennessee as an administrative adjudicator for a total of seven years with the Department of Human Services. It was during this time that he discovered his enjoyment of helping people in need.

In 2012, Matt began a seven-year tenure as an Attorney Advisor for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication & Review in Knoxviile. Matt then decided to become more active in helping people in need, and joined a personal injury law firm. Since 2019 he has litigated various personal injury cases throughout East Tennessee.

Matt chose to practice personal injury law because he loves helping people through difficult times. Matt upholds NST’s culture of superior service by working to better understand our clients’ situations and needs, and helping to get them the compensation they deserve.

When he’s not working hard to obtain maximum compensation for his clients, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, Shane, and their three children. An avid traveler and reader, he looking for new destinations and book recommendations.


2004 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Juris Doctor

1994 King College, Bristol, TN
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/History/Political Science)


Admitted to the Tennessee Bar on April 29, 2005.