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Matthew S Flemming

Matthew S Flemming

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  • Ohio
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Matthew S. Flemming joined the Hoffman Legal Group in December 2013 after passing the Ohio State Bar Examination in November 2013. Due to his recognition within the legal community, Matthew was named an Ohio Rising Star in 2017, 2018, and 2019, which is an award issued to only the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in Ohio.

Matthew was born and raised in Northeast Ohio, graduating from Solon High School in 2005. In order to prepare himself for the challenges of guiding clients through the legal system, Matt enrolled in the University of Akron's School of Law after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kent State University.

Matt is a proud member of the Akron Bar Association, Ashtabula Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, and American Association for Justice.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Accident
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bite
  • Truck Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Hoffman Legal Group, LLC
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Education
University of Akron School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Awards
Rising Star 2017
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Ohio Association for Justice
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Lake County Bar Association
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Akron Bar Association
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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24 Questions Answered

Q. I went to a rental property and was assaulted by the renter - can I sue her renters's insurance?
A: You don't sue a person's insurance, you sue the person and the company can indemnify (pay on their behalf) in certain circumstances. Unfortunately, a criminal or intentional action is one of the circumstances where typically insurance will not cover or indemnify its insured. Most likely the claim would not be covered.
Q. I fell leaving work in parking lot ( not owned by my office). Sprained ankle along with torn ligaments
A: This is a very factually specific question and cannot be answered without a further in-depth interview. I would certainly try to consult with a workers' compensation attorney.
Q. Am I liable for an back injury to my dog sitter. While on a lead my dog jerked the sitter and the sitter hurt his back.
A: Depends on the facts. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, report it to them and allow them to determine whether or not you have any sort of exposure.
Q. Is it legal for someone to kill my hunting dog if they "claim" he was after their cat but can't prove it?
A: I'm sorry to hear about your hunting dog. However, in this instance, if your animal went on to another's property, it is considered a trespass. Furthermore, under Ohio law, owners of dogs are strictly liable for any actions of their animal that leads to the injury of another. If that animal was attacking another person's property while committing that trespass, they have the ability to protect their property from being damaged. If you are trying to make a claim against that person, you would have the burden of proof to show that the killing of your animal was not justified, as opposed to the person being sued having to show that it was justified. Unless you have some other evidence other than him saying that he could not prove it, you will most likely not be successful in trying to bring that argument.
Q. I was in a car accident. Is there a reason I should hold off filing an insurance claim until after a personal injury
A: Usually, no. Typically a lawsuit only comes if you cannot resolve it with the insurance company. Filing a lawsuit costs money and if you can resolve it without incurring those costs you are in a better position. But, your circumstances may be different based on your timing. Contact a personal injury attorney and they can let you know what they feel would be a good course of action for you. Good luck!
Q. I was in a minor car accident on yesterday, sitting at a red light change and the car i was driving was rear end I wa
A: Your options depend on what happened to you. If you have injuries that required medical treatment, you may be able to compensation against the driver that rear-ended you, and also through the Ohio Workers' Compensation system. If only the car was damaged and you did not suffer any personal damages you would not have those options available to you.
Q. Can I sue my past employer?
A: For what it's worth, depending on what happened, you may be entitled to a Workers' Compensation claim for some of your injuries. I would contact a Workers' Compensation attorney for the circumstances regarding the forklift incident and headbutting incident.
Q. Got pulled over traffic violation asked to get out of car and searched with my 5 yr old still in the car can i sue?
A: Luckily, your daughter did not put the car in drive, and from your post there does not seem to be anything further that happened after you got out of your vehicle and put in the cruiser. There is no claim here.
Q. I had a work injury and WC continues to deny the MRI I need. Will using personal insurance for MRI complicate anything?
A: Depending on the time frame of the denial, you may be able to appeal the denial to the industrial commission. I would speak quickly with a Workers' Compensation attorney (there are many), to discuss your options. You could use personal insurance, however it can muddy the waters quite a bit for other parts of your claim. Workers' Compensation claims move quickly once started and if you miss an appeal you may be out of luck. It is always worthwhile to have an attorney managing the claim so that if there is an issue like this, it can be dealt with in a timely manner. Best of luck to you.
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