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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. / Law (2013)
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. / History (2007)
Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio # 0090709
West Shore Bar Association
- Current
Ohio Bar Association
- Current
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Legal Answers
1762 Questions Answered

Q. My husband was charged with DV 1st degree will he be jailed after court and will they issue a no contact order
A: He will probably not be jailed though he may be required to post a small bond to avoid that. They will almost certainly issue the no contact order whether you want it or not. He should get a lawyer.
Q. My boyfriend has a charge of DV there was no violence just a threat is he looking at any time this is the second
A: Is he only charged with the "threats" version of domestic violence, which would be a second degree misdemeanor with 1 prior DV, or is he charged with a felony offense? If it is the M2, he faces up to 90 days but actual jail time is unlikely. If it is the felony, jail time is much more likely. In either event, he should be working with an attorney.
Q. Can one reopen a case if all officials involved have been found corrupt & incarcerated themselves?
A: Possibly. There would have to be something to link the official corruption to the outcome of your brother's case.
Q. Good morning, If this is first dui on over 12 years is it still considered to many to quilify for the 3 day program?
A: How many total DUI convictions does he have? Were any of his priors felonies? There is a cheat sheet for these made you can see here: The short answer is that he likely eligible again for a DIP program. But, keep in mind that is a minimum punishment. The judge can impose much more severe sanctions even on a first time lifetime offender. His history may cause the judge to not even consider the DIP option even if he is technically eligible.
Q. Can EDU be given as evidence in a rape trial?
A: Expert testimony from a doctor that you are incapable could certainly be offered if the victim's testimony conflicts with that. Of course, vaginal penetration with a penis is only one of many ways a person can commit what is legally considered a rape. You really ought to be working with an attorney. This is an incredibly serious charge.
Q. I was in an accident over a year ago and just now got a ticket for driving on suspended what statute of limitations
A: 2 years.
Q. Does this mean my jail time is suspended? Or can you please explain that to me?
A: If you do the purge, you will not have to serve time in jail.
Q. i just got a ticket in a school zone in Ohio, and was told I have to go to court. I live in NYC
A: You can call the court and explain to see if they will let you just pay it. But, it is likely they will tell you to either appear and deal with it or hire an attorney to appear on your behalf.
Q. If I ran a stop sign and State Patrol didn't pull me over can I still get a ticket in the mail? They were behind me.
A: You could, but its not likely.
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21055 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44126
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