Tony Mattivi started his career by serving as a paramedic and then working for the Shawnee County DA’s Office immediately after law school. He’s been fighting in the courts to protect his country ever since.

Recently retired from his position as an Assistant United States Attorney and the Antiterrorism and National Security Coordinator for the District of Kansas. He was a federal prosecutor for more than twenty years, prosecuting drug trafficking, violent crime, racketeering, gangs, organized crime, money laundering and terrorism.

For five years, Tony was detailed to DOJ’s National Security Division, where he was the lead prosecutor on the capital case against the al Qaeda operative who masterminded the bombing of the USS COLE in Yemen in 2000. In recognition for his work on the case, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.

In 2007, Tony spent six months working for DOJ’s Regime Crimes Liaison Office in Baghdad, Iraq, advising and assisting the Iraqi High Tribunal with the trials of members of Saddam Hussein’s regime for war crimes and other atrocities.

Tony has also prosecuted Terry Lee Loewen, the former U.S. Marine who pled guilty to attempting to detonate a van filled with high explosives at the Wichita airport on behalf of al Qaeda during the Christmas travel season. He prosecuted John T. Booker, who pled guilty to trying to detonate a truck bomb at the base hospital on Fort Riley on behalf of ISIS. He led a team of DOJ prosecutors who convicted three Kansas militia members for plotting to blow up an apartment building and slaughter more than a hundred Somali Muslim refugees as they worshipped in their mosque.

Just before he retired, Tony prosecuted a University of Kansas research scientist for concealing his connections to the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party in his applications for US government-funded scientific research grants.