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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
1892 Questions Answered

Q. Will i have a difficult case to make against a bully suing me for defamation if I mentioned what he did to me in a book?
A: It would be difficult for him to make out a case for defamation, but he could sue you and make your life miserable for a while. Have you considered telling the story and just changing his name?
Q. Hello my fiance just got a felony 5 for having his gun in the front seat of his car
A: He should get an attorney.
Q. Drunk woman hurts self, files dv on Ex, he has no violent priors, she left the state. No witnesses.
A: He should turn himself in and get an attorney, and then push for a trial at which the state will have to admit it has no evidence to proceed on.
Q. Think Finance is currently being sued by the CFPB for violations of Ohio usury laws. Should I file my own?
A: Did you take out a loan with outrageous and possibly unlawful terms?
A: It needs to be signed. Any affidavits included with it would need to be notarized. But, the brief itself does not.
Q. My Husband and I got into an arguement that resulted in me yelling back in front of my son. He is being charged with DV
A: At his arraignment, the court will set a bond and may lower the current one if it is really high. It will also impose a pre-trial protection order, which means he won't be allowed to contact you and will have to stay somewhere else while the case is pending. Then they will set a pre-trial date, which is a meeting at which the lawyers will try to work the case out. You aren't going to get into trouble unless you lie a lot. You likely will be subpoenaed at some point and required to show up.
Q. If my friend came over and layed their gun on a bed or couch that i sleep in is it possible my dna could be on the gun ?
A: Possible, yes. Likely, no.
Q. Can I get suspended from school for lying to principal?
A: This is a matter of school policy, not law. It is very likely that you can be suspended for lying to the principal.
Q. Nolle prosequi defendant charged federally Does this mean, state dropped case, but it’s being moved to federal court?
A: It certainly could mean that. Is it the same incident or subject matter in the federal case as was originally being pursued by the state? The state and the feds can actually pursue the same case under something called dual sovereignty. But, they typically do not. If the feds want a case, the state will usually give it to them and dismiss the state case. The defendant should hire an attorney.
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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