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We live 1,000 miles from State College and sent a great kid to PSU on an academic scholarship to the Engineering school. He was a varsity athlete, honor roll student, did community service and was very involved in school so when he was arrested at PSU I was not only shocked but never saw it coming. I found Matt McClenahen and others on the internet. The reason I hired him was because he picked up the phone late at night and returned every single call for a week while I was panicking. He assured me he would help get my son to various locations and followed through on every commitment he made to me. In the state of PA when arrested with alcohol (in his dorm room) and you are under the age of 21 you automatically lose your driver’s license in PA. Fast forward to his community service date which arrived in mid-summer (6+ months after the incident) and the parole officer would NOT move the date. Matt stepped in AGAIN. He sent a petition to the judge and went back to court to have the date moved to a more reasonable time when our son would be returning to school. Our son not only could not drive to State College he had no place to sleep and Matt had to go to bat for him again. I hope we never need Mr. McClenahen but if we did I would not hesitate to hire him again!
Matthew from the beginning knew the Law without looking in the books. Even though the Judicial system didn't follow the Law. Which made it diffcult for Matthew. He always stuck to what was right and fought the Law with Law in confident and in the End we are VERY GLAD we had Matthew as our Lawyer. Matthew having the confident gave us confident.We could see his confident when he spoke. We where glad that Matthew spoke in our language for us to understand and kept our hope and spirits high.
He never gave up and fought all the way to Superior Court with the end result of winning our case of Illegal search and seizure in a unanimous decision.
We would highly recommend Matthew McClenahen for your Criminal Defense Case.
I have been personally recommending Mr. McClenahen to friends and family members for years. I have never once heard one complaint about his services. He's professional, experienced, and very well versed in matters of law.
I have been represented by him on several occasions and I must say that every time I have been more than satisfied with the results of the case. His staff is friendly and reliable. Anytime I have been faced with legal issues I have been overwhelmed with anxieties due to the fear of not knowing what may happen. After speaking with Mr. McClenahen I have a clearer understanding of my rights under the law, what my options are, and what I am up against. It sets your mind at ease knowing you have a Lawyer you can relate with, that is truly on your side. His years of experience with Criminal Law are self evident. I would and still do highly recommend him to anyone.
Mr. McClenahen is an amazing lawyer. After hiring him as my attorney a few years ago, I knew he was the right guy to consult with in my recent fiasco. Mr. McClenahen seems to be very knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsive, and keeps you informed of every move. He also seems to know/is very friendly with all of the right people (officers, detectives, DA's, judges, etc...). All in all, the fact that Mr. McClenahen managed to convince the DA's Office and detective not to file any charges against me not only saved my life, but my future/career in the healthcare industry.
Mr. McClenahen was very professional and informative in handling my case. He always kept me up to date as the case progressed. I went into this situation with millions of questions, but Mr. McClenahen performed admirably in putting my mind at ease.
I couldn't have asked anymore from him.
Job well done.
Matt is a consummate professional who's knowledge of the law and results were only surpassed by his court side manner. I was genuinely impressed by everything, and simply put, can't recommend him enough. Before employing Matt I had free consultations with three other lawyers but chose Matt with absolutely no regrets. Prior to this incident, I had dealings with other attorneys, and I can genuinely say while some may have gotten good results, been responsive, or informative, none were all of these to the same extent as Matt. Others regrettably made mistakes and were incompetent which came back to haunt me years later. This is why I was so careful when hiring an attorney this time. Matt's knowledge of the people, system, case law, and clear concise answers to my questions were why I decided to have Matt represent me. Fortunately, everything has worked out well in the end, but only after more time and money spent. Save your time and energy, go with Matt. His responsiveness, genuine empathy, and results were simply outstanding.
Matt is a highly intelligent attorney who will give his all for his clients. Some people talk about caring for their clients. Matt really cares. He will tirelessly advocate on your behalf till the case is completed.
Matt McClenahen did the best job I ever could have asked for. He managed to get my charges dropped and was able to get the best possible outcome for my case. I could not have gotten better legal advice or a better attorney. I would reccomend him to anyone with a criminal case. He knows his legal facts and gets the job done.
Excellent Attorney! Well versed on law and dedicated to providing honest representation. Takes the time for client centered service and to keep in the loop. Was always available to answer any questions and help ease concerns. Highly recommend!
Matt is an exceptionally good lawyer. He answered his office phone on a football Saturday -- extraordinary. He explained everything that we could expect in the case and was very clear and up front about fees. Every time I emailed a question, even a minor one, he responded very quickly, and he was very thorough in providing information as the case proceeded. Matt has my highest recommendation. I've simply never met a lawyer with his abilities and his regard for his clients.