Born and raised in Omaha, Matt attended Creighton Prep High School where he graduated in 2000. He thereafter attended Colorado State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. He returned to Omaha to attend law school at Creighton University where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2007. He joined his father, James Knowles, Jr., at Knowles Law Firm in 2008.
Matt is married to Alicia Knowles, and they had their first child, Isabelle, in June 2014.
During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is an avid golfer and Nebraska football fan.