Michael Dennis Matter

Michael Dennis Matter

  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Pennsylvania
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With over twenty years of practicing law, Michael has a broad legal background and an in-depth experience in litigations. Michael is highly skilled and is diversely skilled in various branches of the law, making him a valuable asset to the firm. He demonstrates his dedication and unwavering commitment daily to protecting every client's rights and helps his clients seek the justice they deserve. He has experience in trial practices and superior communication skills, allowing his clients to feel confident and safe during their most vulnerable moments.

Michael earned his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and has been practicing since 2000. Michael thrives on helping his clients solve their legal issues, no matter how complex or challenging they may be. His legal background includes criminal defense, labor and employment, civil rights, municipal law, land use and zoning, landlord-tenant, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, child support and custody, divorce, child dependency, personal injury, and insurance defense litigation. Michael began as an Assistant PD in Dauphin County, until transitioning to private practice in 2002.

He primarily focuses his practice on family law defense, and child dependency. He develops creative litigation strategies to minimize and mitigate client liability/exposure to reach favorable outcomes and solutions.

A life-long south-central PA resident, Michael enjoys spending quality time with his two sons, Trenton and Joseph, his dog Loki and family and friends. He enjoys connecting with nature, spending vacations near the mountains or on a beach, playing golf, and hunting.

Michael demonstrates his devotion to clients daily, empathizing with each individual and their situation and establishing a professional and compassionate relationship. He thrives on expressing the same passion for representing all his clients and helps them feel prepared to face these sensitive moments together.

Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
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Pennsylvania State University
B.S. (1994) | Labor & Industrial Relations
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Professional Experience
Grace Legal Offices, PLLC
- Current
Senior Associate Attorney
The Law Office of Jason R Carpenter
Law Office of Michael Matter
Senior Litigation Attorney
McShane Law Office
Panel Attorney
United States Courts, Middle District Of Pennsylvania
Lavery, Faherty, Young & Patterson, P.C.
Assistant Public Defender
Dauphin County
Articles & Publications
Victim to Victory
Self Published
A Roadmap to Your New Life
Self Published
Manifestly Unreasonable: Misapplying the Essence Test Standard of Review of Arbitration Awards in Pennsylvania’s Public Sector – Are the Courts Abusing Their Discretion?
Dickinson Law Review
Very Good Rating
Professional Associations
Dauphin County Bar Association
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Pennsylvania State Bar
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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3rd Circuit
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court
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United States District Court, Middle & Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
White Collar Crime
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Michael Dennis Matter's Website Profile
Grace Legal Offices Website
Contact & Map
4660 E Trindle Rd
Ste 101
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Telephone: (717) 546-9542
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)