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Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams

Valore & Gordillo, LLP
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Ohio
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Summary

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

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crime
  • Appeals & Appellate
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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Valore & Gordillo, LLP
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Solo Practioner
Matt Williams LLC
- Current
Judicial Attorney
Ohio Court of Appeals Eleventh Appellate Distric
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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 Associations
State Bar of Ohio  # 0090709
Member
Current
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West Shore Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Ohio Bar Association
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
MattWilliamsLLC.com
Legal Answers
2595 Questions Answered

Q. Trying to find out if section 2323.51 of the columbus Ohio code of ordinances known as definition of imitation firearms
A: One section you quote is a definition and the other is an offense. A definition cannot really fall under an offense. 2323.51 defines "imitation firearms." It basically says that fake guns or bb guns are imitation firearms. 2323.13 is an offense that says people convicted of or charged with certain offenses cannot have firearms. If your question is whether possessing an imitation firearm can violate the disability law, the answer is no because violating that statute requires possession of an actual firearm or a dangerous ordinance.
Q. Is "domestic violence-knowingly cause physical harm" a misdemeanor or felony? What is the max sentence in Ohio?
A: Whether a domestic violence charge is a misdemeanor or a felony depends on a few things not included in your inquiry. If the victim was pregnant, it is a felony. If the offender has previous conviction(s) for domestic violence or assault against a family or household member, it is a felony. If there was serious physical harm, it is a felony. Which degree and the applicable punishments depend also on these things. Anyone facing a domestic violence charge whether a misdemeanor or a felony should hire an attorney immediately. Even a misdemeanor DV conviction has serious consequences and may not be expungeable.
Q. Must I testify against my son in a drug possession case
A: If you are properly subpoenaed, yes. There is no parent child privilege.
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Contact & Map
Valore & Gordillo, LLP
21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
Telephone: (216) 785-0093
Cell: (216) 200-8625
Fax: (216) 803-8500