Attorney J. Matthew Holson

Matt Holson has been involved in criminal defense since he was in college. He worked as a clerk at the Orangeburg County (South Carolina) Public Defender’s Office and then was a law clerk at the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Holson clerked as a law clerk for a Hennepin County judge. Mr. Holson has been a criminal defense attorney since 2004 working both as a Stearns County Public Defender and in private practice.

He has successfully represented clients throughout the state of Minnesota on matters ranging from traffic offenses to murder. Mr. Holson focuses his practice on defending people charged with crimes occurring in Stearns, Benton, Wright, Sherburne, Morrison, and other nearby counties. He has been practicing in central Minnesota for almost 20 years.


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota State Bar, October 2002 to current


Mr. Holson graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Law in May of 2002.

The University of Minnesota School of Law is ranked as one of the top 25 best law schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

Prior to law school, Mr. Holson attended Furman University, where between 1995 and 1999 he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy.


    • Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Board of Directors
    • Furman University Mock Trial Coach (2022-present)
    • American Mock Trial Association judge (2002-present)

    Contact J. Matthew Holson today for a reliable and experienced attorney in St. Cloud.