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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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Legal Answers
2257 Questions Answered

Q. I filed charges on my ex for domestic violence. Him and his grandma went under oath and lied to the jury.
A: Pursuing a perjury investigation on your own is not likely to yield a good result. Your best bet at this point is probably to pursue a civil protection order for yourself and your children. Any violation of that order could be prosecuted as a separate crime.
Q. My son is being held in jail on bond with no indictment and no charges for 3 months now.
A: He should hire an attorney. 3 months is pretty unreasonable
Q. I write off more then I make so in the governments eyes I make nothing, is it legal to receive food stamps and Medicare
A: Have you talked to a tax attorney? It’s probably illegal to write off more than you make.
Q. Would posting a website about a girl who cheated and made death threats be considered Telecommunications harassment.
A: Depending on the context it could be. Why don’t you do yourself a favor and forget about her?
Q. In the state of Ohio Was is the likely sentencing for aggravated robbery with a prior charge of aggravated robbery?
A: That depends heavily on two things: (1) are there gun specifications? And (2) who the judge is. It will likely be several years in prison and anyone facing that should be working with an attorney.
Q. I was caught going to Florida to get pain meds i got 3 months worth.I had two prior fusions in Columbus Ohio
A: You haven’t asked a question, but it’s clear you should be in the process of hiring an attorney.
Q. How do you go about getting medical records sealed?
A: Medical records are not public and therefore cannot be sealed. There are HIPAA protections in place to avoid unauthorized disclosures. Also, it sounds like they are accurate: he was there because he expressed a suicidal thought. He may not have been serious, and it may not be the most suicidal thought possible, but he said he felt like dying and the friend apparently didn’t believe it was casual.
Q. If a person commits suicide, Can that person claiming they caused it go to jail
A: Some prosecutors have begun experimenting with bringing charges against people accused of bullying a person into committing suicide.
Q. can trafficking in drugs .ie. cocaine be a felony of the fourth degree in the state of Ohio
A: Yes, it can be. Any person charged with trafficking should hire an attorney ASAP.
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Valore & Gordillo, LLP
21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
Telephone: (216) 785-0093
Cell: (216) 200-8625
Fax: (216) 803-8500