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Matthew J Simone

Matthew J Simone

Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • New York
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Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Chad Justin Caplan
Reviewed by Chad Justin Caplan May 6, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Matt as a lawyer and friend for over ten years, and can unequivocally recommend him as an excellent choice for anyone charged with a DWI or other crime. Matt’s command of the criminal and procedural law is second to none, and he frequently lectures on these topics across the state. If Matt takes your case, he’s also a “dog on a bone,” deploying his experience, creativity and tenacity to ensure the best result possible. I recommend him without hesitation.
Client Reviews
Reviewed by J. T. February 13, 2020
Aggravated DUI, Common Law DUI, and Traffic Violation
Attorney Matthew Simone was excellent to work with during my court proceedings. He possessed every aspect, in my opinion, a great attorney should have. He was professional, knowledgeable, personable, and most importantly caring. Every step of my case I felt Matt was doing everything in my best interest. He was very passionate about getting the best possible outcome. Matt also was able to provide hope that this wasn’t the end of the world. It’s a long process and he creates a well thought out game plan in order to help you with the situation that you are in. Originally I was arrested for aggravated dui, common law dui, and a traffic violation. Our goal was to have no criminal offenses and we accomplished just that. Throughout my case attorney Matt Simone found multiple issues with the police proceedings and was able to get my chemical test suppressed at trial. Multiple times the DA threatened to take plea deals off the table. However, attorney Matt Simone advised me not to panic and to trust him in reaching our goals. Because of this, I was only offered better plea deals each time we met in the court room. The out come of my case was getting all arrest records sealed and destroyed while pleading guilty to a DWAI which is only a traffic violation. With the help of attorney Matt Simone I was able to get back on my feet and put this incident behind me. If Matt had not worked on my case so diligently I could of been facing much harsher sentencing. I would recommend Matt to anyone in need of legal counsel. He is truly the best out there.
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Summary

I am an associate attorney at the law firm of Gerstenzang, Sills, Davis, Cohn & Gerstenzang. Prior to joining this firm, I was an associate attorney for a local firm in Schenectady practicing in the areas of criminal defense, vehicle and traffic and DWI matters. My experience is focused on litigating and defending DWIs, vehicle and traffic matters and criminal matters throughout New York State in County, City, Town and Village Courts including Schenectady, Albany, Saratoga, and Rensselaer County.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
- Current
DWI, Criminal and Vehicle & Traffic Defense.
Law Intern with Practice Order
Albany County District Attorney's Office
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Criminal prosecution in the Major Crimes Unit
Law Intern
Schenectady County Public Defender's Office
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Criminal Defense
Education
Albany Law School
J.D. (2013)
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State University of New York - Binghamton
B.S. (2010) | Management Finance
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Awards
2020 Upstate New York Rising Star Award
Superlawyers
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers Association
Octo-Finalist in the 2011 Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition
Albany Law School
Dean's List
Albany Law School
Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
Member
Current
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Schenectady County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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National College For DUI Defense
Member
- Current
Activities: Completed summer session curriculum in DUI Defense Law conducted at the Harvard Law School in 2018.
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New York State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
DWI Practice
Schenectady County Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
To Blow Or Not To Blow & Handling Test Refusals , NYSBA Webinar
New York State Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section
To Blow Or Not To Blow & Handling Test Refusals is a program designed to help lawyers systematically handle the late night phone call from an individual under arrest for DWI. The lecture will not only cover how to answer the question, but to do it in a way that does not incriminate the individual making the call. In addition, the program will cover representing an individual accused of refusing to submit to a chemical test at the DMV, and in the Courtroom.
To Blow Or Not To Blow & Handling Test Refusals , Schenectady County Courthouse
Schenectady County Bar Association
Handling a DWI Case In New York State , Albany, Syracuse, Poughkeepsie, and Long Island
New York State Bar Association
Ethics & Playing By The Rules.
Websites & Blogs
Website
www.dwilawny.com
Contact & Map
Gerstenzang, Sills, Cohn & Gerstenzang
210 Great Oaks Blvd.
Albany, NY 12309
Telephone: (518) 859-9235
Cell: (518) 859-9235
Fax: (518) 456-6056
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