Matthew PurcellMatt Purcell has devoted his career to medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Prior to joining Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, Matt spent eight years representing hospitals and health care providers in malpractice cases. He was mentored by some of the brightest and most respected defense attorneys in the state. Through that experience, Matt learned how elite defense lawyers think and operate, how they assess and value cases, and how they build a defense for a health care provider accused of malpractice. During his time as a defense lawyer, Matt had a front-row seat to the uphill battle injured persons fight when suing a health care provider in Utah. He eventually decided to switch sides and join YHM because he finds great satisfaction and purpose fighting for the “little guy” who has suffered a life-altering injury or loss of a loved one due to negligence of a trusted health care provider.

When Matt is not working at our Salt Lake City, UT, injury law office, he enjoys spending time with his children, playing/watching sports, traveling, painting, and doing almost anything outdoors.

Meet Attorney Matthew Purcell

Originally a defense lawyer representing doctors and hospitals sued for malpractice, Matthew Purcell felt called to work as a personal injury lawyer. He called John Macfarlane and Ashton J. Hyde of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, and they were pleased to offer him a place at our law firm. Mr. Purcell's unique background gives him special insight into how defense lawyers and insurance companies navigate personal injury cases.



  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School
    • Graduated with honors
    • Best Orator Award in Appellate Advocacy Course
    • Intensive Trial Advocacy Clinic
  • B.S., Business Management, Brigham Young University
    • BYU Merit Scholar
    • E. Wesley and Mary A. Porter Scholar


  • Utah State Bar, United States District Court for the District of Utah, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2014.
Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

Free Consultation Today

"They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family."

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite