More About Matt

Matt grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and attended college at UW-Eau Claire, where he studied Economics, Political Science, and Public Communication. Upon graduation, Matt spent a year working in Madison lobbying legislators, the Governor, and the state’s federal representatives in Washington D.C. before attending law school at Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law.  While Matt chose Temple for its exceptional Trial Advocacy program, he appreciated the opportunity to spend time with his grandparents and family in the Philadelphia area.

When Matt returned to the Upper Midwest after law school, he lived outside Minneapolis and then near Saint Paul before he and his wife purchased a home in Stillwater, Minnesota. In 2010 the Ludts and their three dogs, Harper, Atticus, and Truman, moved to Polk County, Wisconsin where they live with fourteen hens – Poppy, Cora, Dorothy, Doris, Fern, Harriet, Nelle, Evelyn, Minnie, Holly, Mame, Vera Charles, Violet, and Ilsa– and two French Copper Marans roosters (with a big personalities) named Little Bird and Francis. 

Atticus, our family's yellow labrador

Atticus, our family's yellow labrador