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Matthew S. Pinix

About me

Matthew is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He's lived in several states, finally returning to Wisconsin for a second time in 2008. He lives in Shorewood with his wife, son, and their dog.


Matthew likes backpacking, brewing beer, and traveling. But, he never has enough time to do much of any of those things.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    7 years



Hourly ($225/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John T. Bayer

    I strongly recommend Atty. Matthew Pinix for anyone that needs to file an appeal. He is a brilliant and natural writer and speaker and fights zealously on behalf of clients facing difficult situations. He is extremely personable and will provide top notch representation to every client he represents.


    John Bayer DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Susan Marie Roth

    Matt Pinix is a highly talented appellate and criminal defense attorney. I would recommend his practice to anyone in need of such services.


    Susan Roth Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Matthew S. Pinix, LLC

1200 East Capitol Drive, Suite 220
Milwaukee, WI, 53211


WIGood Standing200703/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Leading LawyersM Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Matthew S. Pinix, LLC2008 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkNew Mexico Supreme Court2007 - 2008
ExternUnited States Attorney's Office, Central District Calif.2007 - 2007
Judicial ExternUnited States Bankruptcy Court Central District Of California2006 - 2006
Law ClerkTurner & Flessas, SC2006 - 2006
ExternWisconsin Department Of Justice2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Prison Action MilwaukeeBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - 2016
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
1st Deg. Sexual AssualtCounts dismissed in postconviction litigation
Felon in possession of firearmReversed during postconviction litigation
2nd Deg. Sexual AssualtSentence modified by postconviciton litigation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Lawyer magazineBook Review: Civil War Lawyers2011
George Mason University Civil Rights Law JournalThe Unconstitutionality of DOMA+INA2008
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeThe Problem with "self" Competition2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeePhilosophyMA - Masters2004
Missouri State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Imperial College LondonPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Chapman University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
From the Courtroom to the Interview Room: Fighting for Clients with Courage and CompassionDefeating the Simple, Cruel Expedient: How the 5th Amendment Protects Probationers2015
Humanities Career PanelWhat Jobs can I get after Grad School2014
Guest speaker to Moral Problems (Phil 243) classPhilosophical theories of punishment in the Wisconsin legal system2014
Monthly membership meetingWhat is a direct appeal & how does it work?2013
Marquette Law Statutory Interpretation CoursePanelist2013
Annual Criminal Defense ConferenceWhat's the Merit in That? Handling No Merit Appeals2013
Marquette Law Appellate Writing & Advocacy CourseGuest Lecturer2011