also known as Matt Vititoe, mvititoe
I am a veteran of Desert Storm. I served in the US Navy. After I was honorably discharged, I went to college. I received my bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and my law degree from Wayne State Law School.
I am a trained mediator. Between the time that I graduated from law school and the time I opened my own law practice, I helped run a nonprofit mediation firm in Wayne County. There, I mediated a wide range of civil cases, including contract disputes, business-to-business disputes, divorce, custody and parenting time disputes, and many, many others. I use my mediation experience to help my clients.
I am also a trial attorney. I concentrate my practice in three primary areas: criminal defense, divorce/custody, and Ch. 7 bankruptcy. I care about my clients and want to help them obtain the best possible results. To that end, I regularly go to advanced trainings and participate in groups to help learn innovative trial techniques, so that I can advocate effectively for my clients in and out of court.
Licensed since 2008
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I met Matt at a conference a number of years ago and still see him at legal seminars. He is as hard working and dedicated to his clients as he is approachable and friendly. If I had a prospective client that was in his neck of the woods, I would absolutely refer them to Matt.
Christopher Kessel Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2008||06/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|President's Award||Student Board of Governors, Wayne State University Law School||2004|
|Director of Operations||Wayne Mediation Center||2005 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Member||2011 - Present|
|Eastern District of Michigan Bar||Member||2011 - Present|
|Monroe County Defense Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2008 - Present|
|Monroe County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Wayne Mediation Center||Trainer and Volunteer Mediator||2005 - Present|
|Felony: Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine||The jury found my client not guilty|
|Confidential Divorce Case||Settled|
|Violation of Probation - Drug Use||Negotiated 45 day jail term|
|Wayne State Law School||Law||Juris doctor||2005|
|Eastern Michigan University||Communication and Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Mediation Clinic||General Civil Mediation||2009|
|Mediation Clinic||General Civil Mediation||2008|