David Yates Sep. 18, 2015, 3:14pm


Attorney General Ken Paxton recently recognized Matt Block in the Child Support Division’s Beaumont office for his commitment to Texas children.

Block, who was named “Managing Attorney of the Year,” received the honor Sept. 17 at the Statewide Child Support Managers’ Conference in Fort Worth, according to a press release.

“Matt Block is a dedicated public servant who is helping ensure that thousands of Texas children receive court-ordered financial and medical support,” said Paxton. “Thanks to Matt’s leadership abilities, the Beaumont office is one of the highest performing offices in the state.”

Block was selected from among 63 managing attorneys across the state based on recommendations from his peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on a willingness to go beyond his normal duties to serve Texas children.

Block began his career with the Office of the Attorney General in 2011 as an assistant attorney general and was promoted to managing attorney in 2014.

As managing attorney, Block represents the state of Texas in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers. He also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support.

Block, a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law, was chosen to be the Child Support Division’s “Managing Attorney of the Year” because he meets all challenges in a professional and capable manner, according to the press release.

Under his leadership, the Beaumont office excels in meeting performance measures, while maintaining a strong emphasis on customer service and staff development.

“Matt Block effectively solves problems rather than symptoms, eagerly seeks formidable challenges and is highly devoted to achieving and exceeding objectives as demonstrated by his office’s exceptional success,” said Regional Administrator Chip Arnold. “He has developed a harmonious and positive work environment while sustaining a high level of achievement from his team.”

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