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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
  • 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
  • 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
Cleveland State University
J.D. (2013) | Law
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
Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio # 0090709
West Shore Bar Association
- Current
Ohio Bar Association
- Current
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1920 Questions Answered

Q. If Im getting hit by a 17 year old Can I do anything I’m 18?
A: You could call the cops, tell a teacher, tell your parents...
Q. If a person has a warrant in Summitt County, OH for Domestic Violence could they be arrested in Deleware County, OH?
A: They could be arrested anywhere in the United States.
Q. What options do I have in recovering money stolen from my 401k by my payee, who also happens to be a relative?
A: You could file a civil lawsuit against him. You could confront him and perhaps come to an agreement for him to repay over time. You could call the police.
Q. Say someone used a debit card that wasn't theirs. The person who owns it wants to drop charges but the bank file also
A: If this person was caught or turned himself in, he would be booked and processed, a court date would be set, and he would either make bail or sit around in the jail until that date.
Q. ODNR officers want to talk to me. Should I talk to them?
A: It's generally not a good idea to talk to law enforcement without an attorney unless you are the victim of a crime.
Q. Can a person be charged in Ohio with telecommunications harassment if I’m on YouTube and they come into my live stream
A: It sounds a bit like you've already been charged. It also sounds like an interesting argument. The statute does require that the telecommunication be made "to another" so a live stream might not count. But, I can think of circumstances where it would particularly if the person was invited to view the live stream or tagged to it.
Q. I am looking for a lawyer to defend my special needs grandson who has had his civil rights violated by a Magistrate.
A: It's unclear why you are having trouble hiring an attorney. What is the status of the case? What is the nature of your allegation? Why do you believe lawyers are turning you down based on politics rather than costs or the merits of the case?
Q. Received a ticket for a ovi in Ohio. Never got a notice from court. Statute of limitation for misdemeanor has passed.
A: It's more likely there is a warrant for your arrest. The statute of limitations is the time the government has to charge you, not to find you. While you may not have been charged, it is far more likely that they charged you, tried to serve you at whatever address they could find for you, failed, and then issued a warrant.
Q. Regular fees to hire an attorney, in Muskingum County Ohio, for a person arrested for aggravated murder. Just arrested.
A: Every attorney sets his or her own fees, and prices vary considerably. You might be able to find someone to take it for $5,000. But, real quality representation is going to start closer to $25,000. If you’re able to afford private counsel, set up some meetings or phone calls to interview potential attorneys.
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Valore & Gordillo, LLP
21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
Telephone: (216) 785-0093
Cell: (216) 200-8625
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