Mr. Wimer is a native of Pittsburgh. He was the first in his family to attend college and paid his way through school by obtaining loans and working for a national supermarket chain. With just one semester left to graduate, he ran out of money, and enlisted in the Marine Corps for two years. He then returned to Duquesne where he obtained his BA in Sociology in 1973. He continued to work in a management capacity for the supermarket chain and then went to law school at Duquesne from which he graduated in 1977.
Mr. Wimer has been admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania, the three Federal District courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the State Bar of West Virginia, the Federal District Court in the Southern District of West Virginia and the United States Supreme Court.
Matt has spent his career as a civil trial lawyer and has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of civil litigation ten times, including 2019. Considered by their peers to be among the best in the profession, Super Lawyer selection represents the top 5% of the practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania. He has been featured in Pittsburgh Magazine and named one of Pittsburgh's Top Rated Lawyers by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. He became a fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County in 1988 and has served on the Board of Governors and chaired numerous committees for that organization. He is also a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He belongs to the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations where he is a member of the civil litigation sections. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly The PA Trial Lawyers Association), the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and is an associate member of the American Association for Justice (formerly The American Trial Lawyers Association). From July 1, 1999, until June 30, 2005, he served as a member, and subsequently as chair, of a hearing committee on behalf of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Wimer has been active in planning and teaching continuing legal education courses. These activities include seminars on Advanced Workers Compensation for the National Business Institute, Jury Selection and Voir Dire Techniques for the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Medical-Legal Aspects of Head Injury for the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County and the Annual Auto Law Update seminar for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He also taught for a number of years in the Intensive Trial Advocacy course at Widener Law School in Harrisburg.
He is an active member of the Oakmont Lions Club.