Matthew Block named Assistant Attorney General of the Year

First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge (right) and Matthew Block

The Texas Attorney General’s Office recognized Matthew Block, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Beaumont office, for his commitment to Texas children. Block was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division’s Tyler region, which covers 43 counties. First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presented the award to Block on Tuesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.

One assistant attorney general is selected from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

Block, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2011, 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 region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year because he excels at regularly lending support and guidance to his co-workers and using sound judgment to make decisions with confidence. In addition, Block’s excellent teamwork and attention to detail make him a powerful asset, the Attorney General’s Office said in a press release.

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at