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Matthew Richard Schimizzi

Criminal defense Attorney at Greensburg, PA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

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At Schimizzi Law, LLC, you can count on caring, personalized legal counsel backed by decades of experience. Our law practice is focused on handling a range of legal issues that can arise. We know that time and costs matter to you, and we strive for results, efficiency and affordability in all we do.

Schimizzi Law, LLC, is a local law firm, through and through. A lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, attorney Rich Schimizzi founded our firm in 1980 and began building a reputation for providing affordable legal services that get results. In 2010, attorney Matt Schimizzi joined the firm, expanding the knowledge and resources we can offer our valued clients. The trust we have built in our community, one case at a time, brings us many referrals from people we have helped in the past.

From offices in Greensburg, our attorneys provide legal counsel and advocacy for clients in Westmoreland County and communities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Call toll free or contact us by email to arrange an initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers today.

Achieving Successful Outcomes, One Relationship At A Time
You do not have to worry about difficulty in communicating with our legal professionals. We will not try to intimidate you or run up fees in your case. Relationships matter to us, and we build them to last by listening to our clients and acting with skill and integrity to help them resolve problems. We encourage you to contact us anytime, with any type of legal question or concern.

Our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients with legal matters that matter most to individuals and families throughout the region, including

Bankruptcy issues
DUI and criminal defense
Estate planning and probate
Real estate
Business contracts and dispute resolution
Personal injury claims
Motor Vehicle Accidents

Let Us Handle Your Legal Needs
Whether you need a Greensburg criminal law attorney, need help with a will or are seeking debt relief, let us help you feel more comfortable with solving your legal problem. Our offices are located just one block from the courthouse in downtown Greensburg. You will find our staff friendly and our attorneys approachable and responsive. If you are unable to travel to our offices, we will find the best way to help.

Attorney Matthew Schimizzi is a 2002 graduate from Greater Latrobe High School, Matt graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2006, where he majored in Political Science. He then went on to Duquesne University School of Law where he earned his J.D., graduating magna cum laude in 2009. While at Duquesne, Matt was a member of the Duquesne Law Review staff from 2007 to 2009 and received the C.A.L.I. award for Sales and Leased Goods.

Upon graduation from Duquesne, Matt returned to Greensburg and joined his father Rich in the practice of law. Matt served as an assistant public defender in Westmoreland County from August, 2010, to December, 2013. He is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Matt is a member of the Westmoreland County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and is a member of the board of directors for Laurel Legal Services, Inc., and the Union Cemetery of Greensburg.

When not practicing law, Matt enjoys spending time in the outdoors. He resides in Hempfield Township with his wife, Lindsey.

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Schimizzi Law, LLC
Keystone Commons
35 W Pittsburgh St
Greensburg, PA, 15601

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Posted by David | March 15, 2023
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Representation for Father
Matt was retained to represent my father in two DUI cases. Having never been involved in the legal system, I knew nothing about what to expect. Matt held our hands and provided guidance every step of the way. There was never a time where I didn’t know where things stood or what was coming next. It was very comforting to have Matt by our side, and to know that he truly had my family’s best interest at heart. I can never think Matt enough for what he did to help us through this process. When it comes to dealing with such a situation , the level of trust in your attorney is paramount. This trust was established right from the start, and never wavered throughout. Matt did an absolutely fantastic job, and I will always be grateful for his services. My wife and I will be utilizing Matt to take care of some other family matters in the near future. my utmost recommendation to anyone else out there that may be looking for counsel that Matt should be your choice
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Posted by Louis T. Biesuz | October 31, 2021
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Good Man !
An extremely sharp Lawer, but most important is the fact that he's a good human being ! Unlike most Lawers, he does what he says he will do and he does it when he says he will do it ! I Personly Highly Recommend this Man ! -- Louis T. Biesuz, Export Pa.
Posted by Andrew | November 23, 2020
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Highly recommend.
I hired Matthew to represent me during the most stressful time of my life. The way he communicated and explained the situation to me was unparalleled. He made sure i understood exactly what the possible outcomes were and there was never any doubt,confusion or uncertainty heading into my arraignment. I have dealt with attorneys in the past who treat clients like cattle and explain the situation like a telemarketer reading a pre written script. Also thought i should mention that Matthew has the most soothing voice on gods green earth and i wish i could hire him to sing me to sleep every night. The man should have his own radio/TV/YouTube channel or release his own Christmas album and put Michael Buble out of business!
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2017
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Completely Amazing!
I wish I had enough words to say thank you and to describe how Mr. Schimizzi went above and beyond to help my family. He was compassionate, patient and understanding with my son's/grandson's custody case. He was knowledgeable and confident in his explanation of the court process, he kept us appraised of the situations as they arose and was spot on with his predictions and expectations. We had no unwelcome surprises and the results of our case not only met, but exceeded expectations. When other attorneys made us feel they only cared about the money, Matt made us feel that he genuinely cared about our grandson, our family and what was the best for everyone involved. He was fair and reasonable and I would hire him a million times over if need be. He is an amazing human being and attorney.
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Posted by Audrey | September 24, 2016
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Definitely highly recommended
Matt helped me settle my parents estate! It was a difficult time for our family, but Matt was very helpful with the process & was available every step of the way!
Posted by Barb | September 13, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
My daughter and I were in a car accident and was unsure what to do. We got Matthew as our attorney on a referral. From day one he was very nice and professional. He listened to our concerns and helped us tremendously. We both HIGHLY recommended him. He will work his hardest to help you. He definitely will not disappoint you, he didn't us. He will follow up with you on emails or phone calls pretty quickly. Thank you very much Matt.
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Posted by Thomas | August 7, 2015
Highly Recommend
I needed to hire a attorney to settle some property that I was selling. Matt was very efficient and did things in a very timely manner. Very easy to work with.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schimizzi Law, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Westmoreland County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Schimizzi Law Associates
  • 2009 - 2015


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Terroristic Threats and Simple Assault
  • Jury found client not guilty of all charges
  • Suppression of Evidence
  • Judge ruled that the vehicle stop was unlawful and suppressed all of the evidence. Case was dismissed.
  • Attempted Homicide
  • Jury found client not guilty of all charges


  • Stoneybrook Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Laurel Legal Services, inc
  • Director
  • 2013 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • C.A.L.I. Award Sales and Leased Goods
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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General practice Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Schimizzi is a brilliant young attorney who is dedicated to his clients, passionate about his work, and highly respected among his peers."
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