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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

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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Valore & Gordillo, LLP
- Current
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
Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (2007) | History
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio # 0090709
Member
Current
West Shore Bar Association
Member
- Current
Ohio Bar Association
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
MattWilliamsLLC.com
Legal Answers
2324 Questions Answered

Q. Can my employer's attorney question me?
A: Yes. There are three settings in which that may occur. One, he might just call you up. In which case, it’s entirely within your rights not to talk to him. Two, he could subpoena you for a deposition. In which case you have to sit down an answer his questions or provide legal basis for objecting to them. Three, he could subpoena you to testify at trial, in which case you’d have to answer his questions except those a judge decided were objectionable.
Q. how is it legal for a school district to discriminate students who live within 2 miles of the school and NOT be require.
A: Because the community has decided to spend its money on busing for kids that can’t walk to school. The state of Ohio requires all community to offer this minimal bus service. Your local community could offer more. But all governments have to prioritize how they spend they’re money.
Q. My 12 year old son was accused of gross sexual imposition. He was questioned by a detective and admitted to it.
A: You really ought to have a lawyer discuss this with the prosecutor. It sounds like the prosecutor has decided not to charge him if he does the counseling, but then there would be no record to expunge later so you need to find out if he has been charged.
Q. Asked a girl for a pic. Found out she's a minor niether one of sent a pic. Can I get in trouble?
A: You probably won’t. We don’t see a lot of charges for attempted possession of child pornography or attempted importuning. Just leave her alone.
Q. If a person doesn’t have their license and this is the 4th time they got caught speeding without a license what will
A: Eventually, they’ll go to jail. The courts will work with people up to a point. Each judge’s breaking point is a bit different. But #4 without a license is over many of them.
Q. Would adopting my husband's child eliminate standing for toxic paternal grandparents rights?
A: Grandparents generally have no rights over the parents objections. He can tell his parents no. He just needs to man up and do it .
Q. I just found out my ex is having his grandma ruled incompetent a month before the trial happened.
A: No. Aside from the double jeopardy issue. If her competence as a witness at trial was never challenged, the issue was waived.
Q. My search watrant was photo copies no seal or stamp no warrant number nothing.
A: There are a wide range of acceptable search warrants. The most critical factor is whether or not it’s been approved (signed) by a judge. If you’re being charged with a crime, you should hire an attorney.
Q. I got a ticket for 76 in a 65 on I 80 in Girard. I have a CDL. Can the ticket be amended to a non moving violation?
A: It can be. Whether or not that will happen depends on discussion between you or your lawyer and the prosecutor. Your best chance is to hire a local attorney.
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Valore & Gordillo, LLP
21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
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Telephone: (216) 785-0093
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