Kindness: Matthew’s passion is seeking justice and understanding for community members in crisis. In addition to his private practice, Matt has represented indigent court appointed clients in Lorain for four years. He also serves as the legal counsel and a mentor for Students With A Goal, an inner city teen mentoring program in South Akron. Matt appreciates that most clients come to him during one of the most difficult crises of their entire lives. So empathy and discretion are just as important to him as legal skill.
Intelligence: Matthew graduated at the top of his class from one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, Emory University School of Law. He has a reputation for a deep understanding of the law and a penetrating insight. Matthew’s record in overturning appellate cases, one of the most intellectually challenging aspects of the law, is already one of the strongest in the region. In every case Matthew takes on, he prides himself on always discerning the most advantageous path forward for his clients.
Honesty: Matthew offers candid, realistic assessments of every case he works. He refuses to engage in the type of obfuscation practiced in so much of the legal profession. Matt has faith in the efficacy of well-practiced law. So, for Matthew, the truth is always the more effective and compassionate legal strategy.