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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
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  • 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
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (2007) | History
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Ohio # 0090709
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West Shore Bar Association
- Current
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Ohio Bar Association
- Current
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Legal Answers
2466 Questions Answered

Q. Can cops pick me up for a warrant I have as I walk out of mental heath facility after being released?
A: If you have a warrant, the police can arrest you any time any place they find you.
Q. My 16 year old daughter made out with a 21 year old AND lied and stayed at the 21 year olds apartment twice.
A: (1) It is not illegal for a 21 year old and a 16 year old to make out. (2) It is not illegal to introduce people to different religions. (3) It is illegal to provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. (4) The employer has nothing to do with it. So, if there's evidence he is supply drugs or alcohol to her, that may be something the police are interested in but the rest of it isn't going to go very far.
Q. Can i get a New charge on a case i already served time for?
A: We would need a bit more information to analyze whether or not there is a double jeopardy issue here but generally you can be charged with more than one offense out of a situation if each offense has a separate element or part.
Q. Can you get out of a speeding ticket because of errors on the ticket?
A: Not really. If you were planning to try the case it might be part of a defense arguing the officer didn’t know what was going on, but it’s probably better to resolve with negotiation.
Q. My house and garage were broken in my car and belongs stolen. The criminals got hold of the title and by fraudulent mean
A: No, you’re not going to have a good case against the BMV. It’s a government agency which means it has qualified immunity. That basically boils down to you cannot sue then over mistakes only affirmative conduct. So unless they were in on the scam, you’re going to have to go after the thieves not the BMV.
Q. What is the average penalty for a telecommunication charge in Ohio
A: Probation is the most likely outcome. But the facts of each case and the history of the defendant are certain to be taken into account.
Q. So this is my kids dad first time having a DV charge and he didn't leave any marks or nothing on me can he get out
A: He will get out eventually sure. But he needs to get a lawyer.
Q. If you are on juvenile probation can your probation officer stop you from quitting school if you are 18
A: Not exactly. They can’t actually stop you from dropping out of school. But they can violate your probation if you do.
Q. I got a supervised release violation for being accused of committing crimes I never was arrested for
A: The standard of proof for violations is much lower than the standard for separate criminal offenses. Thus, it is possible to be found in violation even when there was no new criminal charge.
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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