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About Professor Pinsker

About Professor Pinsker

Professor Matt C. Pinsker is an expert in homeland security and criminal justice. An officer in the US Army Reserves, he holds a JD and LLM in National Security & US Foreign Relations and is an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). A prolific writer, Matt Pinsker has authored a textbook in national security as well as multiple articles published in peer reviewed legal journals. Formerly, Mr. Pinsker worked as a prosecutor and magistrate, and also practices criminal defense. He has trained countless police officers, federal agents, attorneys, members of the military, and others responsible in the nation’s security.

Matt earned a BA from The College of William & Mary and JD from the West Virginia University College of Law where he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the West Virginia National Security Law Review. He earned his LLM from The George Washington University Law School while handling appellate prosecutions for the Army JAG Corps and later did Security Threat Assessment Operations with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Matt currently resides in Henrico County outside the City of Richmond, Virginia, near where he was born and raised. He is a frequent commentator on current issues in national security and guest speaker at local organizations. To reach Matt Pinsker, please go to the “contact” page and fill out a request.


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