Lawyer Detail

Mathew Swinburne

Associate Director

The Network for Public Health Law - Eastern Region Office

500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Health
  • Food Safety & Nutrition

Available For

  • Referrals
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Technical Assistance



Publications and Research


Mathew R. Swinburne, J.D., is the Associate Director with the Network for Public Health Law - Eastern Region. Mathew’s current work focuses on issues of environmental health, interpersonal violence, and food safety and security.

Mathew was a Leadership Scholar at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and magna cum laude in 2008. While at law school, he worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard S. Bernhardt of the Circuit Court for Howard County and as a summer associate for Venable LLP. Mathew also participated in the law school’s Tobacco Control Clinic, advocating for state legislation regarding the tax rate of little cigars. After law school, Mathew worked as a commercial litigation associate for Venable. After leaving Venable, Mathew served as a law and policy analyst at the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS). At CHHS, Mathew worked on cyber-security issues, emergency response resource gap analysis, and public health emergency response programs. Mathew is admitted to practice law in Maryland.

Prior to attending law school, Mathew worked for the American Red Cross in Montgomery County, Maryland. During his tenure, he served as the Director of Volunteer Services, Director of Health and Safety Services, and Interim Executive Director. As a member of the Red Cross, Mathew also participated in the 9/11, D.C. Sniper, and Hurricane Isabel disaster relief operations.


  • Food Deserts & Obesity: A Discussion of Federal, State, & Local Legal Interventions – Florida Blue Foundation Symposium. April 22, 2015.