Triton Legal

Triton Legal

A group of like-minded individuals focusing on customer service, reasonable fees, and getting to know our clientele to better address all their legal needs. A group of approachable people who care about the work they do. Available 24/7 via phone.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

Triton Legal

Triton Legal

A group of like-minded individuals focusing on customer service, reasonable fees, and getting to know our clientele to better address all their legal needs. A group of approachable people who care about the work they do. Available 24/7 via phone.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

Firm Overview

A group of highly educated, yet approachable, attorneys with middle class values and work ethic who seek to not only address the legal needs of our clients, but also help personally get them through whatever legal hurdle they are facing. We focus on several areas of law including: License appeals (getting your driving privileges restored), criminal defense, (all felonies and misdemeanors including DUI/OWI, Assault and Batttery, Domestic Violense, Drug Offenses, Larceny, etc.); Family law, which includes Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, and Adoptions; Personal Injury cases including dog bites and auto accidents; Expungements (clear your criminal record); and CPS investigations (we strive to keep your family together when the state tries to break it apart). We offer affordable rates, and payment plans for qualifying individuals. We practice all over the state of Michigan, with a focus on the eastern half of the state. Check out our services and bios at tritonlegal.com

Main Office

Main Office
3906 N. Euclid Avenue
Bay City, MI 48706

Phone

(989) 439-9600

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most cases are offered on a fixed fee basis if one so desires. Some family law cases are billed via retainer and hourly fees.

Hourly Rates

200+

Office Information
Office Hours

8:30-5:00

Office Manager

Jennifer Jean

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Triton Legal
Joseph Blata

Driver's License Appeals & Restoration
As a driver’s license appeal attorney, Joseph J. Blata has extensive experience in all facets of the restoration of driving privileges. This includes driver’s license appeals to the Secretary of State, secondary appeals to the circuit court, and interlock/BAIID violations. Interlock/BAIID violations include tampering/circumvent, rolling retests, and positive alcohol tests.

As a driver’s license appeal attorney, Joseph J. Blata’s success rate and reputation are impeccable. He has a great reputation with the hearing officers who preside over these cases, and he knows each hearing officer’s personality and the questions they like to ask of a Petitioner. He also has an outstanding reputation with the Secretary of State in bringing quality cases to the hearing room.

Criminal Defense
Attorney Blata has also been practicing criminal defense for his entire law career. In his criminal defense practice, Joe has handled a multitude of misdemeanor and felony cases. These include domestic violence and other assault crimes; possession of cocaine, fentanyl, and other drug crimes; and DUI/drunk driving cases of every type. He has been successful both at trial and in keeping charges off the permanent record of his clients. He also cares about his clients in a personal manner, helping where he can to make sure they do not repeat the mistakes of their past.

Blata’s family law experience goes from simple, uncontested divorces to complicated custody, parenting time, and marital estate litigation.
More About Joseph J. Blata
Joseph J. Blata was raised in the small town of Skidway Lake, Michigan by a middle-class family of blue-collar General Motors workers. After graduating from Whittemore-Prescott High School, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Psychology. Not quite sure if he wanted to be a psychiatrist, attorney, or something else, Joe (or Joey to his longtime friends) entered the workforce in metro Detroit for 2 years.

Still unsatisfied, he attended Central Michigan University for 2 years, studying pre-medicine and enhancing his psychology degree. It was at this point he decided he wanted to be an attorney, so he obtained his Law Degree at Michigan State College of Law (though he is still a Wolverine at heart).

Outside of work, Joe enjoys golf, gaming, and spending time with friends and family. He also is the head of a memorial scholarship fund in the name of his sister who passed from breast cancer in 2015. The monies raised for this fund (100% of which goes to the fund- there are no administrative costs kept), go to assist a student from his home town as they pursue a nursing degree. This is to honor his sister, Tracy, who was one of the best hospice nurses around before she was taken away by her disease.

Joe also volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), which is a conservation organization focusing on bringing back the elk herd and land to Michigan.



Much of Joe’s success in family law, license appeals, and criminal defense, stems from his ability to understand human behavior and his no-nonsense approach. If you want an attorney who can delve into the deeper issues, and be upfront about them, then he is ready to help fight whatever legal battle you are facing.

Education

University of Michigan/ CMU/ MSU College of Law
English/Psychology/ JD, 1999

Triton Legal
Joseph Blata

Driver's License Appeals & Restoration
As a driver’s license appeal attorney, Joseph J. Blata has extensive experience in all facets of the restoration of driving privileges. This includes driver’s license appeals to the Secretary of State, secondary appeals to the circuit court, and interlock/BAIID violations. Interlock/BAIID violations include tampering/circumvent, rolling retests, and positive alcohol tests.

As a driver’s license appeal attorney, Joseph J. Blata’s success rate and reputation are impeccable. He has a great reputation with the hearing officers who preside over these cases, and he knows each hearing officer’s personality and the questions they like to ask of a Petitioner. He also has an outstanding reputation with the Secretary of State in bringing quality cases to the hearing room.

Criminal Defense
Attorney Blata has also been practicing criminal defense for his entire law career. In his criminal defense practice, Joe has handled a multitude of misdemeanor and felony cases. These include domestic violence and other assault crimes; possession of cocaine, fentanyl, and other drug crimes; and DUI/drunk driving cases of every type. He has been successful both at trial and in keeping charges off the permanent record of his clients. He also cares about his clients in a personal manner, helping where he can to make sure they do not repeat the mistakes of their past.

Blata’s family law experience goes from simple, uncontested divorces to complicated custody, parenting time, and marital estate litigation.
More About Joseph J. Blata
Joseph J. Blata was raised in the small town of Skidway Lake, Michigan by a middle-class family of blue-collar General Motors workers. After graduating from Whittemore-Prescott High School, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Psychology. Not quite sure if he wanted to be a psychiatrist, attorney, or something else, Joe (or Joey to his longtime friends) entered the workforce in metro Detroit for 2 years.

Still unsatisfied, he attended Central Michigan University for 2 years, studying pre-medicine and enhancing his psychology degree. It was at this point he decided he wanted to be an attorney, so he obtained his Law Degree at Michigan State College of Law (though he is still a Wolverine at heart).

Outside of work, Joe enjoys golf, gaming, and spending time with friends and family. He also is the head of a memorial scholarship fund in the name of his sister who passed from breast cancer in 2015. The monies raised for this fund (100% of which goes to the fund- there are no administrative costs kept), go to assist a student from his home town as they pursue a nursing degree. This is to honor his sister, Tracy, who was one of the best hospice nurses around before she was taken away by her disease.

Joe also volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), which is a conservation organization focusing on bringing back the elk herd and land to Michigan.



Much of Joe’s success in family law, license appeals, and criminal defense, stems from his ability to understand human behavior and his no-nonsense approach. If you want an attorney who can delve into the deeper issues, and be upfront about them, then he is ready to help fight whatever legal battle you are facing.

Education

University of Michigan/ CMU/ MSU College of Law English/Psychology/ JD, 1999


Triton Legal
Brian` Jean

Brian H. Jean was born and raised in Bay County. He was homeschooled throughout his primary years, which gives him a unique perspective. Brian attended Central Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelors Degree at 20. He then attended Ave Maria School of Law, being taught by some of the top legal minds in the country.

During his time in Law School, he interned for the Wayne County Prosecutor, prosecuting serious felonies. After graduating, he returned to Bay County to raise his family, and serve the community. Brian resides in Bay County and is a Williams Township Trustee; where he espouses limited government ideals.

Brian is our Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) expert. He knows how tough the system can be on families and their children, and he will fight that system every step of the way.

His zealous representation of parents against CPS has earned him a reputation sought all over the state. He frequently is able to defeat a CPS investigation before it begins and has helped many families remain intact from the intruding reach of the government. Besides this niche, Brian also practices in the following areas:

Family Law

Personal Injury Claims

Criminal Defense

Brian has been a sought-after litigator that takes a client-centered approach to cases.

Education

Delta College/ CMU/ Ave Maria School of Law
B.S. CMU/ A.A. Delta College/ JD Ave Maria School of Law, 2005

Triton Legal
Brian` Jean

Brian H. Jean was born and raised in Bay County. He was homeschooled throughout his primary years, which gives him a unique perspective. Brian attended Central Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelors Degree at 20. He then attended Ave Maria School of Law, being taught by some of the top legal minds in the country.

During his time in Law School, he interned for the Wayne County Prosecutor, prosecuting serious felonies. After graduating, he returned to Bay County to raise his family, and serve the community. Brian resides in Bay County and is a Williams Township Trustee; where he espouses limited government ideals.

Brian is our Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) expert. He knows how tough the system can be on families and their children, and he will fight that system every step of the way.

His zealous representation of parents against CPS has earned him a reputation sought all over the state. He frequently is able to defeat a CPS investigation before it begins and has helped many families remain intact from the intruding reach of the government. Besides this niche, Brian also practices in the following areas:

Family Law

Personal Injury Claims

Criminal Defense

Brian has been a sought-after litigator that takes a client-centered approach to cases.

Education

Delta College/ CMU/ Ave Maria School of Law B.S. CMU/ A.A. Delta College/ JD Ave Maria School of Law, 2005


Triton Legal
Matt Boucher

Matthew W. Boucher, a lifelong resident of Bay City, Michigan is a graduate from John Glenn High School, Michigan State University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned honors and received Certificates of Merit in Criminal Practice in Michigan and Property while specializing in Business and Criminal Practice.

While earning his Juris Doctorate, he interned for the Bay City Prosecutor for 3 terms, handling his own caseload, inclusive of misdemeanors and felonies. He achieved a flawless record conducting trials as an intern prosecutor and provided noteworthy assistance in major felony trials, some of which included complex CSC trials.

After receiving his Law Degree, Matthew continued his residence in Bay City, where he built his own business, practicing law in the community and raising his two young children, Skye and Sebastian. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating in their schooling and activities, and also playing golf and bowling. He is an active member of the Bay County Bar Association.

His professional practice includes a diverse range of case types, such as Criminal Defense, Family Law, Driver’s License Appeals/Restoration, CPS Investigation, Liquor License Appeals, and Civil Litigation. He executes a straight forward approach to each case issue at hand, providing realistic objectives, guidance, and consultation.

Taking pride in communication as a core value has earned Matthew a strong reputation as a go-to resource for clients demanding clear and concise direction and options during every phase of their case. Communicating these options has proven crucial in his ability to steadily provide the most fundamental of client concerns: Protection now and protection of their future.

Matthew has practiced all over the state of Michigan, giving him invaluable insight into the different courtroom personalities and professional styles, judgments, and expectations of their presiding occupants. Coupled with a strong reputation for preparation and communication, Matt’s clients know exactly what to do and how to behave in the courtroom long before they arrive. He cares about his clients and works diligently to ensure they receive the attention and results they deserve.

Education

MSU/ Thomas M. Cooley Law School
B.S- MSU JD- Cum Laude- Thomas Cooley Law School, 2007

Triton Legal
Matt Boucher

Matthew W. Boucher, a lifelong resident of Bay City, Michigan is a graduate from John Glenn High School, Michigan State University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned honors and received Certificates of Merit in Criminal Practice in Michigan and Property while specializing in Business and Criminal Practice.

While earning his Juris Doctorate, he interned for the Bay City Prosecutor for 3 terms, handling his own caseload, inclusive of misdemeanors and felonies. He achieved a flawless record conducting trials as an intern prosecutor and provided noteworthy assistance in major felony trials, some of which included complex CSC trials.

After receiving his Law Degree, Matthew continued his residence in Bay City, where he built his own business, practicing law in the community and raising his two young children, Skye and Sebastian. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating in their schooling and activities, and also playing golf and bowling. He is an active member of the Bay County Bar Association.

His professional practice includes a diverse range of case types, such as Criminal Defense, Family Law, Driver’s License Appeals/Restoration, CPS Investigation, Liquor License Appeals, and Civil Litigation. He executes a straight forward approach to each case issue at hand, providing realistic objectives, guidance, and consultation.

Taking pride in communication as a core value has earned Matthew a strong reputation as a go-to resource for clients demanding clear and concise direction and options during every phase of their case. Communicating these options has proven crucial in his ability to steadily provide the most fundamental of client concerns: Protection now and protection of their future.

Matthew has practiced all over the state of Michigan, giving him invaluable insight into the different courtroom personalities and professional styles, judgments, and expectations of their presiding occupants. Coupled with a strong reputation for preparation and communication, Matt’s clients know exactly what to do and how to behave in the courtroom long before they arrive. He cares about his clients and works diligently to ensure they receive the attention and results they deserve.

Education

MSU/ Thomas M. Cooley Law School B.S- MSU JD- Cum Laude- Thomas Cooley Law School, 2007


Firm Overview

A group of highly educated, yet approachable, attorneys with middle class values and work ethic who seek to not only address the legal needs of our clients, but also help personally get them through whatever legal hurdle they are facing. We focus on several areas of law including: License appeals (getting your driving privileges restored), criminal defense, (all felonies and misdemeanors including DUI/OWI, Assault and Batttery, Domestic Violense, Drug Offenses, Larceny, etc.); Family law, which includes Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time, and Adoptions; Personal Injury cases including dog bites and auto accidents; Expungements (clear your criminal record); and CPS investigations (we strive to keep your family together when the state tries to break it apart). We offer affordable rates, and payment plans for qualifying individuals. We practice all over the state of Michigan, with a focus on the eastern half of the state. Check out our services and bios at tritonlegal.com

Main Office

Main Office
3906 N. Euclid Avenue
Bay City, MI 48706

Phone

(989) 439-9600

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most cases are offered on a fixed fee basis if one so desires. Some family law cases are billed via retainer and hourly fees.

Hourly Rates

200+

Office Information
Office Hours

8:30-5:00

Office Manager

Jennifer Jean

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Triton Legal
Joseph Blata

Driver's License Appeals & Restoration
As a driver’s license appeal attorney, Joseph J. Blata has extensive experience in all facets of the restoration of driving privileges. This includes driver’s license appeals to the Secretary of State, secondary appeals to the circuit court, and interlock/BAIID violations. Interlock/BAIID violations include tampering/circumvent, rolling retests, and positive alcohol tests.

As a driver’s license appeal attorney, Joseph J. Blata’s success rate and reputation are impeccable. He has a great reputation with the hearing officers who preside over these cases, and he knows each hearing officer’s personality and the questions they like to ask of a Petitioner. He also has an outstanding reputation with the Secretary of State in bringing quality cases to the hearing room.

Criminal Defense
Attorney Blata has also been practicing criminal defense for his entire law career. In his criminal defense practice, Joe has handled a multitude of misdemeanor and felony cases. These include domestic violence and other assault crimes; possession of cocaine, fentanyl, and other drug crimes; and DUI/drunk driving cases of every type. He has been successful both at trial and in keeping charges off the permanent record of his clients. He also cares about his clients in a personal manner, helping where he can to make sure they do not repeat the mistakes of their past.

Blata’s family law experience goes from simple, uncontested divorces to complicated custody, parenting time, and marital estate litigation.
More About Joseph J. Blata
Joseph J. Blata was raised in the small town of Skidway Lake, Michigan by a middle-class family of blue-collar General Motors workers. After graduating from Whittemore-Prescott High School, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Psychology. Not quite sure if he wanted to be a psychiatrist, attorney, or something else, Joe (or Joey to his longtime friends) entered the workforce in metro Detroit for 2 years.

Still unsatisfied, he attended Central Michigan University for 2 years, studying pre-medicine and enhancing his psychology degree. It was at this point he decided he wanted to be an attorney, so he obtained his Law Degree at Michigan State College of Law (though he is still a Wolverine at heart).

Outside of work, Joe enjoys golf, gaming, and spending time with friends and family. He also is the head of a memorial scholarship fund in the name of his sister who passed from breast cancer in 2015. The monies raised for this fund (100% of which goes to the fund- there are no administrative costs kept), go to assist a student from his home town as they pursue a nursing degree. This is to honor his sister, Tracy, who was one of the best hospice nurses around before she was taken away by her disease.

Joe also volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), which is a conservation organization focusing on bringing back the elk herd and land to Michigan.



Much of Joe’s success in family law, license appeals, and criminal defense, stems from his ability to understand human behavior and his no-nonsense approach. If you want an attorney who can delve into the deeper issues, and be upfront about them, then he is ready to help fight whatever legal battle you are facing.

Education

University of Michigan/ CMU/ MSU College of Law
English/Psychology/ JD, 1999

Triton Legal
Joseph Blata

Driver's License Appeals & Restoration
As a driver’s license appeal attorney, Joseph J. Blata has extensive experience in all facets of the restoration of driving privileges. This includes driver’s license appeals to the Secretary of State, secondary appeals to the circuit court, and interlock/BAIID violations. Interlock/BAIID violations include tampering/circumvent, rolling retests, and positive alcohol tests.

As a driver’s license appeal attorney, Joseph J. Blata’s success rate and reputation are impeccable. He has a great reputation with the hearing officers who preside over these cases, and he knows each hearing officer’s personality and the questions they like to ask of a Petitioner. He also has an outstanding reputation with the Secretary of State in bringing quality cases to the hearing room.

Criminal Defense
Attorney Blata has also been practicing criminal defense for his entire law career. In his criminal defense practice, Joe has handled a multitude of misdemeanor and felony cases. These include domestic violence and other assault crimes; possession of cocaine, fentanyl, and other drug crimes; and DUI/drunk driving cases of every type. He has been successful both at trial and in keeping charges off the permanent record of his clients. He also cares about his clients in a personal manner, helping where he can to make sure they do not repeat the mistakes of their past.

Blata’s family law experience goes from simple, uncontested divorces to complicated custody, parenting time, and marital estate litigation.
More About Joseph J. Blata
Joseph J. Blata was raised in the small town of Skidway Lake, Michigan by a middle-class family of blue-collar General Motors workers. After graduating from Whittemore-Prescott High School, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Psychology. Not quite sure if he wanted to be a psychiatrist, attorney, or something else, Joe (or Joey to his longtime friends) entered the workforce in metro Detroit for 2 years.

Still unsatisfied, he attended Central Michigan University for 2 years, studying pre-medicine and enhancing his psychology degree. It was at this point he decided he wanted to be an attorney, so he obtained his Law Degree at Michigan State College of Law (though he is still a Wolverine at heart).

Outside of work, Joe enjoys golf, gaming, and spending time with friends and family. He also is the head of a memorial scholarship fund in the name of his sister who passed from breast cancer in 2015. The monies raised for this fund (100% of which goes to the fund- there are no administrative costs kept), go to assist a student from his home town as they pursue a nursing degree. This is to honor his sister, Tracy, who was one of the best hospice nurses around before she was taken away by her disease.

Joe also volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), which is a conservation organization focusing on bringing back the elk herd and land to Michigan.



Much of Joe’s success in family law, license appeals, and criminal defense, stems from his ability to understand human behavior and his no-nonsense approach. If you want an attorney who can delve into the deeper issues, and be upfront about them, then he is ready to help fight whatever legal battle you are facing.

Education

University of Michigan/ CMU/ MSU College of Law English/Psychology/ JD, 1999


Triton Legal
Brian` Jean

Brian H. Jean was born and raised in Bay County. He was homeschooled throughout his primary years, which gives him a unique perspective. Brian attended Central Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelors Degree at 20. He then attended Ave Maria School of Law, being taught by some of the top legal minds in the country.

During his time in Law School, he interned for the Wayne County Prosecutor, prosecuting serious felonies. After graduating, he returned to Bay County to raise his family, and serve the community. Brian resides in Bay County and is a Williams Township Trustee; where he espouses limited government ideals.

Brian is our Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) expert. He knows how tough the system can be on families and their children, and he will fight that system every step of the way.

His zealous representation of parents against CPS has earned him a reputation sought all over the state. He frequently is able to defeat a CPS investigation before it begins and has helped many families remain intact from the intruding reach of the government. Besides this niche, Brian also practices in the following areas:

Family Law

Personal Injury Claims

Criminal Defense

Brian has been a sought-after litigator that takes a client-centered approach to cases.

Education

Delta College/ CMU/ Ave Maria School of Law
B.S. CMU/ A.A. Delta College/ JD Ave Maria School of Law, 2005

Triton Legal
Brian` Jean

Brian H. Jean was born and raised in Bay County. He was homeschooled throughout his primary years, which gives him a unique perspective. Brian attended Central Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelors Degree at 20. He then attended Ave Maria School of Law, being taught by some of the top legal minds in the country.

During his time in Law School, he interned for the Wayne County Prosecutor, prosecuting serious felonies. After graduating, he returned to Bay County to raise his family, and serve the community. Brian resides in Bay County and is a Williams Township Trustee; where he espouses limited government ideals.

Brian is our Child Protective Services (CPS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) expert. He knows how tough the system can be on families and their children, and he will fight that system every step of the way.

His zealous representation of parents against CPS has earned him a reputation sought all over the state. He frequently is able to defeat a CPS investigation before it begins and has helped many families remain intact from the intruding reach of the government. Besides this niche, Brian also practices in the following areas:

Family Law

Personal Injury Claims

Criminal Defense

Brian has been a sought-after litigator that takes a client-centered approach to cases.

Education

Delta College/ CMU/ Ave Maria School of Law B.S. CMU/ A.A. Delta College/ JD Ave Maria School of Law, 2005


Triton Legal
Matt Boucher

Matthew W. Boucher, a lifelong resident of Bay City, Michigan is a graduate from John Glenn High School, Michigan State University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned honors and received Certificates of Merit in Criminal Practice in Michigan and Property while specializing in Business and Criminal Practice.

While earning his Juris Doctorate, he interned for the Bay City Prosecutor for 3 terms, handling his own caseload, inclusive of misdemeanors and felonies. He achieved a flawless record conducting trials as an intern prosecutor and provided noteworthy assistance in major felony trials, some of which included complex CSC trials.

After receiving his Law Degree, Matthew continued his residence in Bay City, where he built his own business, practicing law in the community and raising his two young children, Skye and Sebastian. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating in their schooling and activities, and also playing golf and bowling. He is an active member of the Bay County Bar Association.

His professional practice includes a diverse range of case types, such as Criminal Defense, Family Law, Driver’s License Appeals/Restoration, CPS Investigation, Liquor License Appeals, and Civil Litigation. He executes a straight forward approach to each case issue at hand, providing realistic objectives, guidance, and consultation.

Taking pride in communication as a core value has earned Matthew a strong reputation as a go-to resource for clients demanding clear and concise direction and options during every phase of their case. Communicating these options has proven crucial in his ability to steadily provide the most fundamental of client concerns: Protection now and protection of their future.

Matthew has practiced all over the state of Michigan, giving him invaluable insight into the different courtroom personalities and professional styles, judgments, and expectations of their presiding occupants. Coupled with a strong reputation for preparation and communication, Matt’s clients know exactly what to do and how to behave in the courtroom long before they arrive. He cares about his clients and works diligently to ensure they receive the attention and results they deserve.

Education

MSU/ Thomas M. Cooley Law School
B.S- MSU JD- Cum Laude- Thomas Cooley Law School, 2007

Triton Legal
Matt Boucher

Matthew W. Boucher, a lifelong resident of Bay City, Michigan is a graduate from John Glenn High School, Michigan State University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned honors and received Certificates of Merit in Criminal Practice in Michigan and Property while specializing in Business and Criminal Practice.

While earning his Juris Doctorate, he interned for the Bay City Prosecutor for 3 terms, handling his own caseload, inclusive of misdemeanors and felonies. He achieved a flawless record conducting trials as an intern prosecutor and provided noteworthy assistance in major felony trials, some of which included complex CSC trials.

After receiving his Law Degree, Matthew continued his residence in Bay City, where he built his own business, practicing law in the community and raising his two young children, Skye and Sebastian. He enjoys spending time with his family, participating in their schooling and activities, and also playing golf and bowling. He is an active member of the Bay County Bar Association.

His professional practice includes a diverse range of case types, such as Criminal Defense, Family Law, Driver’s License Appeals/Restoration, CPS Investigation, Liquor License Appeals, and Civil Litigation. He executes a straight forward approach to each case issue at hand, providing realistic objectives, guidance, and consultation.

Taking pride in communication as a core value has earned Matthew a strong reputation as a go-to resource for clients demanding clear and concise direction and options during every phase of their case. Communicating these options has proven crucial in his ability to steadily provide the most fundamental of client concerns: Protection now and protection of their future.

Matthew has practiced all over the state of Michigan, giving him invaluable insight into the different courtroom personalities and professional styles, judgments, and expectations of their presiding occupants. Coupled with a strong reputation for preparation and communication, Matt’s clients know exactly what to do and how to behave in the courtroom long before they arrive. He cares about his clients and works diligently to ensure they receive the attention and results they deserve.

Education

MSU/ Thomas M. Cooley Law School B.S- MSU JD- Cum Laude- Thomas Cooley Law School, 2007


This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.