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Crumpton is the managing partner of Crumpton Law LLC. Matt is an
attorney focused on defending, serving, and advising businesses and
individuals throughout Ohio. In addition to his law practice, he is
known for his diverse interests and participation in the Columbus
community. He is an owner of two restaurants, a musician and songwriter,
an author of two books, a director for the Independents' Day Festival,
and founder of Music Loves Ohio, a non-profit youth music charity.


Crumpton has been named as a Person To Watch by Columbus Alive, Power Suit by 614 Magazine, and Forty Under 40 by Columbus Business First.


After graduating from Ohio University, he attended Capital University Law School, where he was the business editor of the Capital University Law Review.
During law school, Matt clerked at the Missouri Attorney General's
Office and at the Ohio House of Representatives. Matt graduated law
school in the top two percent of his class.


Prior to opening Crumpton Law LLC, Matt was an attorney at the prestigious Columbus firm, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP,
practicing in the litigation and intellectual property departments.
While at Porter Wright, Matt obtained successful outcomes in a number of
cases, including before the Ohio Supreme Court in State ex rel. Stokes v. Brunner, 120 Ohio St.3d 250 (2008).


Matt is an owner of two restaurants, D.P. Dough and Union Street Diner, both located in Athens, Ohio.


has worked in the music industry as a backstage production assistant
for ClearChannel Entertainment (now Live Nation), an independent concert
promoter, a band manager, and a record producer. He is also a musician
who has recorded and released two albums. Most recently, Matt has been
active as a member of The Winnie Cooper Project, who were recently voted
as the Second Best Cover Band in Columbus by readers of 614 Magazine.


Matt is the president and founder of Music Loves Ohio , a non-profit organization providing after school music programming to
underserved Ohio youth. He also serves on the board of directors for
the Independents' Day Festival. Additionally, Crumpton has served as pro bono counsel for Wonderland Columbus and the Columbus Music Co-op.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    7 years, 80 cases
  2. Business: 40%
    7 years, 120 cases
  3. Entertainment: 10%
    7 years, 30 cases



Hourly ($225-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse Attorney Crumpton as a valuable member our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile.


    Joseph Ostrowski Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward William Hastie III

    I have had the pleasure of sharing office space with Matt since the inception of his firm. I am impressed with Matt's scope of legal knowledge and genuine care for his client's issues. We have teamed up on several issues and his help has been invaluable to the growth of my firm, Hastie Law Offices ( I would gladly recommend Crumpton Law to anybody who wants effective, cost-conscious business representation. As a side note - Matt also has one of the coolest websites around... Check it out... Ed Hastie, Esq. Hastie Law Offices, LLC 1441 King Ave., Suite 101 Columbus, OH 43212 (O) 614-488-2800 (F) 614-488-2882


    Edward Hastie Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Crumpton Law LLC

1441 King Avenue
Suite 109
Columbus, OH, 43212


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Forty Under 40Columbus Business First2011
People To Watch - "Big Thinker" AwardColumbus Alive2011
Order of the CuriaCapital University Law School2007
CALI Excellence For The Future - Constitutional LawCALI2005
CALI Excellence For The Future - TortsCALI2005
CALI Excellence For The Future - Civil ProcedureCALI2005
CALI Excellence For The Future - EvidenceCALI2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerUnion Street Diner2011 - Present
OwnerD.P. Dough - Athens2011 - Present
AssociatePorter Wright Morris & Arthur2007 - 2009
Summer AssociatePorter Wright Morris & Arthur2006 - 2006
Summer ClerkMissouri Attorney General's Office2005 - 2005
Production AssistantClearChannel Entertainment2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Ohio Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State ex rel. Stokes v. BrunnerObtained writ of mandamus in favor of client
Cashin v. Somewhere Else TNT, LLCSuccessful Receivership
Magic Industries, Inc. v. Daniel ReinhartSuccessful Dismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
614 MagazinePowersuit: Matt Crumpton2011
Columbus AliveMusician Inc. at the Ohio Union2011
Columbus AlivePeople To Watch: Matt Crumpton2011
Ohio Bar AssociationColumbus Lawyer Expresses Himself Through Music2011
Ohio LawyerWhat Taylor Swift Can Teach Us About Legal Writing2010
614 The MagazineReading The Fine Print2009
IP Law 360Coldplay Faces The Music2009
FlipRagWho Is Sharing Your Royalties?2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Ohio UniversityEducation/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Ohio State UniversitySecrets to Starting Your Own Law Practice2011
Ohio UniversityMusic Law 1012011
Musician Inc.How Money is Made in Music2011
Jazz AcademyMusic Law 1012011
Social Media for LawyersSocial Media and the Law2010
Sardonyx Music ConferenceMusic Copyright Ownership Issues2010
Play Skillfully Music ForumMusic Law2010
Metropreneur - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Small Business OwnershipSmall Business Law2010
Central Ohio Songwriter's AssociationLegal Issues for Songwriters2010
The Ohio State University MEISAMusic Law2009
Ohio University Recording Industry ClassMusic Law2009
Musician Inc.: The Working ArtistMusic Law2009
Capital University Recording Industry ClassMusic Law2009