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Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams

Valore & Gordillo, LLP
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Ohio
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As an Ohio attorney, I know the legal system is large, complex, and intimidating. I understand that interaction with government agencies is disorienting and the rules are unclear. If you, a family member, or a friend have been arrested, charged with a crime, are the subject of an investigation, or involved in a dispute with the government, it is in the accused person's best interest to obtain legal representation. As an attorney, my job is to defend your interests, freedom, dignity and reputation and to make sure you understand your rights, the process, and the consequences of your decisions. Do not let the system intimidate you. I am here to help. Don't face it alone. I practice law with a two part philosophy, which I am ready to put to work for you. First, the client is a person. As my client, I will treat you as a person, not as a number, a case, or a wallet. I will give you courtesy and respect and treat your problems with diligent attention. I will work with you to find the most cost effective solution to your problems. Second, the lawyer is an advocate, a guide, and an adviser. I will be your advocate. I will make sure you are not pushed into decisions you do not understand. I will investigate the evidence and claims against you. I will present the evidence and claims in your favor. I will ensure that your rights respected. I will guide you. I will explain the workings of the legal system so you will know what to expect and when to expect it. I will keep you informed of the status and progress of your case. I will advise you. Each step of the way you will face choices about your representation. I will explain each choice, the possible outcomes and potential consequences. It is unethical for an attorney to promise results, but I will tell you which choice I believe is best for your particular circumstances and explain why I believe it is best. Ultimately, you will make the key decisions regarding the direction of your case and I will work hard to achieve

Education
Cleveland State University
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Honors: Graduated cum laude.
Activities: Executive Submissions Editor, The Global Business Law Review St. Petersburg Summer Law Institute Internships at the US Attorney's Office, the Cuyahoga County Public Defender, and the Supreme Court of the Seychelles
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (2007) | History
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Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Valore & Gordillo, LLP
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Solo Practioner
Matt Williams LLC
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Judicial Attorney
Ohio Court of Appeals Eleventh Appellate Distric
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio  # 0090709
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West Shore Bar Association
Member
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Ohio Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I am happy to meet with a prospective client in person or over the phone for a consultation. At the end of the consultation, I provide the client with my take on the situation and what can be done to help and address the issue of cost.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard. I also accept PayPal.
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    White Collar Crime
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Hello, I had a case in Ohio back in 2014 for child endangerment. I took a plea deal and the charge was reduced to disord
A: You need to talk to a lawyer in Texas. The rules vary from state to state but the prosecutor may well seek to introduce such evidence as evidence of prior bad acts even if you do not testify and even though the offense is neither recent or serious as convicted. It's evidence rule 404b in Ohio and there is likely something similar in Texas. There will be a big argument between the lawyers about whether or not this can come in.
Q. My sons and I name pops up whenever our name is searched on google. This case is over 10 plus years old. And would remov
A: Depending on what type of case it is, there may be avenues to seal the official records. But that doesn't mean that news reports or entries on websites like mugshots.com will disappear. Talk with a lawyer privately.
Q. A 20 year old steals billions by hacking into a companies website. What’s the punishment? Can he keep the money?
A: A cyber criminal who steals billions and gets caught is facing decades in prison on both a state and federal level. He or she needs to hire an attorney ASAP. As for the money, they will do everything they can to get it back. It will be ordered as restitution, if he is convicted. The government will subpoena, attach, and freeze bank accounts and assets they can find. But it seems unlikely anyone will ever find all the money. He will probably wind up keeping some of it.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
MattWilliamsLLC.com
Contact & Map
Valore & Gordillo, LLP
21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
Telephone: (216) 785-0093
Cell: (216) 200-8625
Fax: (216) 803-8500