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.
Hourly ($200-350/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes)
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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.
Kristie Hightower Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
Ryan Tutera Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy||Brooklyn Law School||2003|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|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|
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|Trial Magazine||Behind The Lens||2016|
|Pittsburgh Lawyers Journal||Google Street View turns your computer into a desktop time machine||2015|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Ohio University||Communications||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|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|