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Matthew Robert Doebler

Litigation Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 14 years
    New York - NY 19 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2004
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Practice is entirely focused on litigation.

    20 years, 111 cases

  2. Personal injury

    14 years

  3. Criminal defense
    As a former New York City prosecutor, I have been involved in the litigation of hundreds of criminal cases.

    14 years

  4. DUI and DWI

    14 years

  5. Internet
    I have developed a specialty in the area of Internet based claims.

    14 years

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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513 Court Place
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Posted by Jeff | March 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks to Matthew for a Highly Successful Outcome
We hired Matthew to lead us in a wrongful death case of a family member and he did an impeccable job which realized a very successful result, after a lot of hard and capable work. Matthew is a very professional, friendly, trustworthy and knowledgeable lawyer who demonstrates an admirable devotion to the client and a dedication to success that clearly delivers. I would highly recommend Matthew on any occasion.
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Posted by Alyson | December 17, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney
Matt defended me on a relatively minor charge that had major repercussions for me if I lost. Matt listened to me and my concerns, he answered all of my questions so that I understood everything that was going on, he was thorough with his preparation, he presented a cogent argument and ultimately defeated a DA and witness that were EXTREMELY intent on winning at any cost. I felt that he was truly invested in my wellbeing as well as seeking truth and justice. I highly recommend Matt to anyone seeking an experienced trial attorney.
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Posted by Will | February 24, 2019
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This man is an excellent lawyer. He provided great information regarding my case, and always made himself readily available to talk, no matter the issue or circumstance. He genuinely cares about his clients, and his clients' families and it is reflected in his work. Thanks to him, my case closed with the best possible outcome for me. He is very intelligent and diligent in his work, and I highly recommend this man for any of your legal troubles.
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Posted by Samuel | June 8, 2018
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You can trust this man.
I hired Matt for a DUI case. He handled the case professionally and cost effectively. Matt was a pleasure to work with and be around. He was surprisingly quick to respond to my questions and concerns. Matt's presence eased my fear and anxiety throughout the process. 5 stars!
Posted by Ian | April 16, 2018
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Fantastic Lawyer
Matt was a very helpful and very informative lawyer. He helped me through my first time in trouble was able to bring me to the best outcome possible.
Posted by Laura | December 11, 2017
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Matt was wonderful if every way !! He always kept me informed and was even good emotional support when needed!! I personally couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer for my situation!! Thank you so much for everything !!
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
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Matt was truly a 5-star attorney, from the day I first met him right on through to the verdict of the jury trial. Matt worked hard and thoughtfully through every step of our legal process and always addressed every question and concern I had (there were many). Though my case was taken on contingency, I thanked Matt for always treating me as though I were paying his hourly fee. The office staff was just as caring and thorough. This short review cannot fully express my satisfaction or gratitude.
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Posted by Rebecca | April 7, 2017
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Exceptional attorney
Mr. Doebler is a fantastic attorney. Very passionate about finding justice as well as very attentive to detail. He is very professional, dependable, tenacious and a very likable as well as relatable individual.
Posted by Trent | September 12, 2016
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You got caught with how much??
Matt covered all the necessary bases with my case from the start. He always responded promptly to my messages despite me being in Pacific standard time. Matt went out and collected pictures correlating to my case, I really appreciated that. I had a rather splendid time chatting with him outside of my case, that meant a lot to me.
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Posted by Nicole | August 16, 2016
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The Attorney you want
Matt took on my personal injury case. He was very professional, helpful, honest, knowledgeable, and down to earth. From the start, I felt comfortable, at ease, and knew my case was in good hands. If you're looking for an attorney that will take on your case like it's a million dollar case, call him. I'm happy I allowed him to handle my case. Matt, thank you for all of your hard work!
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Posted by Shellie | June 24, 2014
This is your Attorney!
We first met Mr. Doebler in August of 2011 after our 14 year old daughter was injured in an ATV accident and suffered a moderate traumatic brain injury. We had never gone through or experienced anything like this before. The hospital and specialist bills were coming in and all we knew was that we didn't have the money to pay for them, so we turned to Mr. Doebler of Pribanic and Pribanic for help. We knew we had found the Attorney we needed after meeting with Matt ( as we call him now). From day one Matt worked endlessly for us. He was so caring and kind for what we were going through with our beautiful 14 year old daughter... He became like family to us. Even when we ( our family) may have felt like giving up through this battle with the " defendants" Matt never gave up and pushed forward with our case, to put it mildly, he was a shark! In the end , I will say that I am very happy with how our lawsuit ended... And the best part is that we now have a forever family friend.
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Response from Matthew Doebler July 28, 2015
Shellie's daughter's case was really special to me because the little girl was so sweet. This was one of those cases that makes you happy to get up in the morning and be a lawyer because you have the chance to help somebody who really needs assistance! I've been glad to stay in touch with Shellie and watch her daughter grow following this lawsuit.
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Posted by John | June 10, 2013
Your reputation is too valuable to get a second best lawyer; Matthew is the guy you want and need.
I think that often our first reactions are the truest reactions. This is a quote from a message I wrote my friends immediately after Matthew successfully defended me in a criminal case. "Special thanks goes to my cracker jack attorney Matt Doebler. He’s the kind of guy you want in your foxhole when you’re down to your last magazine and the Huns are advancing up the hill. Criminal or civil, you ever get in trouble; he’s the guy you want next to you." Adjectives are plenty in describing Matthew's steadfast defense that spanned a 10 month arch from charges to trial. Tenacious, dedicated, professional, ebullient, unyielding, caring, respectful, and the highest compliment one can bestow; a friend. Through my many pre-trial motions, continuances and case related trips to the court house, I had opportunity to observe other lawyers and their personal demeanor as well as courtroom demeanor. Matt was a show dog among mongrels. He always had his game face on and was aware of his surroundings. Simply put, he was good. Matthew also coached me thoroughly in courtroom demeanor and kept me concisely and precisely informed of the status of my case. He thoroughly explained options allowing me to make every decision on my own accord, while making certain all decisions were from an informed position. For every meeting we had, he was enthusiastic and positive and kept the ship pointed in the right direction in our case. Matthew is a leader. In closing, I left Matthew with these words. I told him I hope I never need his services again but that I sleep well at night knowing that he is a phone call away. If my friend or neighbor had a legal problem, the ONLY name I would give them is Matthew Doebler.
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Response from Matthew Doebler July 28, 2015
John's case was the perfect example of a criminal defense matter where my client truly did not do what the police said he did. I admired John for sticking to his convictions and insisting on a trial to prove his innocence. He's another client that I've been pleased to stay in touch with after we worked together and count amongst my friends.
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Posted by Meghan | December 17, 2012
Matthew went beyond my expectations. He is very knowledgable and informative. He lets you know every step of the way in your case. I highly recommend him. He is honest, professional and intelligent. Matthew is a very effective and skilled attorney.
Response from Matthew Doebler July 28, 2015
The Internet is a brave, new world that has the potential to hurt people and their reputations in all sorts of unanticipated ways. Representing Meghan was an honor and I hope we've made the Internet a safer place to be as a result of her case.
Posted by Suzanne | December 1, 2012
Highest Regards!
I required Matthew's services for a construction issue when building an addition on my home. I found him to be well accessible, sensitive to my needs and concerns and focused on doing what is best for me - the client. I found Matthew to be very aggressive with my case while staying ethical in the process. I would highly recommend Matthew Doebler and his firm.
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Posted by Pat | May 26, 2012
Effective handling of a complicated case
I was impressed with Matt's capable, knowledgeable, and compassionate handling of our case. He was able to explain complex information to us in a manner that we understood, and kept us informed all along the way. He was forceful in delivering our case to the other attorneys, never allowing them to gain the upper hand, but maintaining a respectful and professional manner. He never tried to discourage us from pursuing our goals and was willing to go the distance. We always felt he had our best interest at heart. And, in the end was able to satisfy the case exactly as we had hoped. He was the best attorney we have ever worked with.
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Posted by Stacey | May 19, 2012
Absolutely remarkable!
He is very determined, professional, and kindhearted. My case was very emotional to me and he was also supportive and understanding of this. He also explained things to me in an understanding way while keeping me informed about things as the case progressed. My experience gave me a more positive outlook on lawyers.
Posted by Ashley | May 19, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Matt Doebler has been my attorney for a few years now. You will not find a more dedicated and personable attorney! Matt is most certainly a go getter. He won my case against the government and not only that got the government to change laws. Thats extremley powerful. He will work very hard for you and dig into every little corner of your case and all with a smile on his face. Great Guy!
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Posted by Philip | April 21, 2012
Matt to the rescue
I felt as if Matt was fighting for his own family when he took on our case. He worked diligently and with great enthusiasm and delivered the results we were looking forward to. Matt is a fine and compassionate lawyer. We would highly recommend him to everyone.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pribanic & Pribanic, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Assistant District Attorney
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Director of Business and Legal Affairs
  • Tapestry International, LTD
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Larry Silverman
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the Mayor, New York City, Office of Labor Relations
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Ohio University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • 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


  • Aleppo Township
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sewickley Presbyterian Church, Board of Elders
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Jusitice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • St. Charles Borromeo Church, Pastoral Counsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Motion Picture Production II
  • Business and Legal Affairs Primer
  • 2016
  • Fall Conference
  • Evolution of the Record: Using Internet Technology to Stream Municipal Meetings
  • 2015
  • eDiscovery Symposium
  • Leveling the eDiscovery Playing Field
  • 2013
  • Solo and Small Firm Committee Meeting
  • Legal Technology
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Matthew
Litigation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt Doebler is extremely conscientious and dedicates his time, energy and efforts in achieving a successful outcome for each of his clients. He is incredibly knowledgable in many areas of law and his diversity is considered an asset in our firm. I am honored to work with such a dedicated attorney. He has a true passion for advocacy of his clients. I highly recommend Matt Doebler."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Friend
"Matthew is a professional, reasonable and caring attorney. He is very knowledgeable in his field and I would not hesitate to refer him clients because I know they will be in good hands!"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Doebler is a highly competent extremely organized lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a professional. When you deal with Matt, you know that your issue is going to receive the thorough and well-reasoned analysis that it deserves. Matt also cares deeply about people and his community. I have recommended Matt to my family and friends and have always felt confident that he will take an honest look at the case and not waste your time if you don't have a case. This is a refreshing quality and will ensure that there are as few surprises as possible with your representation."
Wrongful death Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt and I have worked together on a complex mass tort project for over five years. He brings to the table energy, ideas and a willingness to be a team player. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Matt. Further, should you be looking for co-counsel and/or local counsel for a matter in his area, I would certainly recommend that you contact him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had a case with Matt that is just now winding up. As an adversary, he comported himself with the utmost courteousness and responsiveness, while at the same time being one of the most able adversaries that I have encountered. Matt made a presentation in a mediation with the goal being to convince my codefendant's counsel that Matt could establish in court that this codefendant was negligent. That presentation was the best one that I had ever seen in my 42 years as an active trial lawyer. Today, he is a very skilled younger attorney. He will only get better."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked closely with Matthew Doebler for 3 years as a criminal prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in New York. What is evident from that time is Matther Doebler's exacting standards for himself personally and his role as an attorney. He has strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate his thinking with clarity, creativity and effectiveness. He thrives when challenged and takes great pride in being that attorney who takes the extra step, which was often the key to his success as a prosecutor. Matthew Doebler is generous with his time and knowledge towards other co-workers, often enjoying the insight and new approaches that team work can result in when thinking through issues. His ability to work effectively both independently and with a group, his attention to detail, his successful track record and passion for law make Matthew Doebler an asset to any firm."
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