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Matthew is trial attorney who gained much of his courtroom experience as a prosecutor in New York City. As a Senior Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, Matthew tried cases ranging from arson to attempted murder coming out of some of America’s most dangerous police precincts.


Before serving as an ADA, Matthew was an associate at the Law Office of Larry Silverman in Manhattan, where he focused on federal criminal litigation. That experience culminated in a four-week jury trial in the Southern District of New York.


After gaining experience as an attorney in New York, Matthew returned to Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised. As an attorney with Pribanic & Pribanic, Matthew tries all manner of criminal cases. He has sued Pfizer, Motorola, and the United States government. He has defended criminal cases ranging from public intoxication all the way up through felony assault.

Outside of the courtroom, Matthew is deeply involved in community and social organizations. He is an elected Commissioner of Aleppo Township and serves on the Board of Directors of the Quaker Valley Counsel of Governments. He is also an Ruling Elder of Sewickley Presbyterian Church, where he serves on several committees and regularly engages in community service.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    12 years, 111 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    6 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    6 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    6 years
  5. Internet: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ryan Matthew Tutera

    I endorse this lawyer. Matthew has a very strong work ethic, is well regarded and respected amongst his peers, and he demonstrates professionalism. He is a very effective advocate and will not back down from a cause he believes in. I had the opportunity to watch him try a jury and was impressed to say the least.


    Ryan Tutera Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Marlborough

    Matthew and I went to law school together. In recent years, I have consulted with Matthew on a number of actual and potential cases. He has a knack for explaining complex legal issues in a way that is easy for people to understand and relate to. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


    Christopher Marlborough Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC

513 Court Place
Pittsburgh, PA, 15216


NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyBrooklyn Law School2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPribanic & Pribanic, LLC2009 - Present
Senior Assistant District AttorneyKings County District Attorney's Office2005 - 2009
Director of Business and Legal AffairsTapestry International, LTD2004 - 2005
AssociateLaw Office of Larry Silverman2003 - 2004
Law ClerkOffice of the Mayor, New York City, Office of Labor Relations2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Aleppo TownshipVice-President2014 - Present
Sewickley Presbyterian Church, Board of EldersMember2014 - Present
American Association for JusiticeMember2011 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estates of Gary Watson & Brian Abercrombie v. United States of America and Cale Watson$1.4 million settlement
Torres v. Supervalu, Inc.$250,000 verdict after jury trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pittsburgh Lawyers JournalGoogle Street View turns your computer into a desktop time machine2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Ohio UniversityCommunicationsBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
eDiscovery SymposiumLeveling the eDiscovery Playing Field2013
Solo and Small Firm Committee MeetingLegal TechnologyN/A