Nemeth & Barrett, LLC

Firm Overview

After representing working families for 12 years while at another firm, I founded The Barrett Law Firm the first half of 2008. In 2011 we merged with Nemeth & Associates to become Nemeth & Barrett, LLC.

Nemeth & Associates concentrates on helping families struggling with injuries and bankruptcies through the tough times. We offer free consultations, personal attention and a determined voice. Although we have represented clients throughout the entire state of Ohio, most of our clients are located in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.

Example cases

• The outcomes that stand out in my mind are the times where marriages have been saved. On a number of occasions I have had clients that were planning on a divorce; they just wanted to file a joint bankruptcy first so both are starting-over debt-free. However, once their financial burden has been lifted, there commonly is less to fight about, and many of the couples change their minds about the divorce.

• I also enjoy hearing the stories after filing about my clients' health improving. The stress reduction allows them to sleep soundly again, and they are no longer bombarded with phone calls they don't want to answer. Returning people to normal is a satisfying aspect of my profession.

Main Office
526 Superior Avenue East
Suite 1120
Cleveland  OH  44114
  • (216) 502-1300
  • (440) 989-1600
  • (877) 266-3182


Free Initial Consultation?
I offer free consultations for every caller.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
The fees are typically fixed, but depend on the number of issues that are predicted. Chapter 7 cases are typically around $1,300, which includes reaffirmations and redemptions. Chapter 13 cases are typically $800, with any additional amounts paid through the plan.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Emergency After Hours

Other Offices

Additional Office
1950 Kresge Drive
Amherst,  OH  44001

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

It is rewarding to be able to allow people to get a fresh start.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I point many of my callers in the right direction so they can handle their case on their own. If hiring an attorney is not going to add more value to the claim than the cost of the attorney, I recommend clients educate themselves and handle the claim on their own.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I do this regularly.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do this regularly.

Matthew Barrett

Matthew H. Barrett

During undergraduate studies in the 1980s, I was an investigator and clerk for a personal injury law firm. In 1989, I became a bodily injury claims representative for State Farm Insurance. I left State Farm at the end of 1993 to go to law school. During law school, I returned to investigating and clerking at a law firm. After graduating law school in 1996, I became an associate attorney and a partner. In 2008, I left that firm and started The Barrett Law Firm.

I have been helping families for many years in addition to having my own family.

My strength is my personal style. I don't judge. When we both agree to be attorney-client, the client gets me all the way through. I've also argued cases at every level of state court when the offer cannot be negotiated - from Municipal Court to the Supreme Court. I believe in my clients and treat them how I would want to be treated.

Personal interests:

I spend most of my free time at my children's activities. I have four children involved in soccer and school. We all like to go camping when we have available time.

  • Bar Number: 0066984
    Ohio , 1996
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1996
    Cleveland, OH
    Book Award (Highest Grade in Family Law)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Bachelor of Science , 1989
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Aeronautical Studies
  • Insurance Institute of America
    Insurance Claims

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