Matt Redle is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law. In January of 2019 he retired as the County and Prosecuting Attorney for Sheridan County, Wyoming. He was first elected to that position in 1986 and served in that capacity continuously thereafter until his retirement. Prior to becoming the County and Prosecuting Attorney, he served as an assistant prosecutor in that office beginning in 1980.
He is a Past Vice-President of the National District Attorneys Association Board of Directors. He is a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and continues to serve on its Council. Matt is a former member of the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee. He has chaired the Criminal Justice Section’s Annual Forensic Science Conference since 2014.
On September 9, 2009, he was privileged to testify before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in a hearing entitled “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States.” In January of 2014 he was appointed to serve as a member of the National Commission on Forensic Science. As a Commissioner he served as Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Reporting and Testimony. He served as a Commissioner until the expiration of the Commission’s charter in April of 2017. From 2004 to 2018 Matt served as a member of the Wyoming Supreme Court’s Permanent Rules Advisory Committee, Criminal Division. He is a Past President of the Wyoming County and Prosecuting Attorney’s Association.
In 2018 he was the recipient of the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Charles R. English Award given to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, academics and other attorneys who are members of the Criminal Justice Section and have distinguished themselves by their work in the field of criminal justice. In 2014 he was honored by the Wyoming State Bar Association as the recipient of the Gerald R. Mason Award for Professionalism. In 2018, the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center and the Innocence Project recognized Matt as an Advocate for Innocence for his work on Wyoming’s Post-Conviction Factual Innocence Law. He was presented the Meritorious Service Award by the Wyoming Peace Officers Association for Outstanding Service to Wyoming Law Enforcement. He also received an award from the Wyoming County and Prosecuting Attorneys Association for Lifetime Achievement.