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Michael DeMatt

Criminal defense Attorney at Greensburg, PA

5.0   1 review

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    I handle every type of criminal offense in both state and federal court, from homicides all the way down to traffic citations.

  2. Personal injury
    20%

  3. Litigation
    10%

   I've been practicing in Western Pennsylvania since 2000, after my wife brought me north from law school.

     I was raised in Newark, Delaware, attending the Univeristy of Delaware.  Prior to college, I worked as a draftsman for a small engineering firm in Newport, Delaware, just outside of Wilmington.  After graduating from college, I worked at Kaplan as an instructor for standardized test preparation.  I taught courses for the SAT, GRE, and LSAT.  I then went to law school at Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. 

     While in law school, I did two internships: one with the Public Defender's office in Baltimore, Maryland, and another with the local Public Defender in Virginia.  For each of these I had the opportunity to sit through a murder trial, assisting the Public Defender in the defense.  I also worked as a research assistant to Professor Louise Halper prior to my last year of law school.

     After moving north to Greensburg, I worked for a year in Pittsburgh for a small plaintiff's firm, suing life insurance companies for fraudulent and deceptive practices.  I then accepted a position at Berk, Whitehead, Kerr & Turin in August 2001.  In 2014, Berk, Whitehead, Kerr & Turin was restructured into our current firm, Turin & DeMatt, P.C.

     I've had the opportunity to try numerous criminal jury trials, which have included an acquittal in Federal Court in a case where my client was accused of selling counterfeit software to the U.S. Army, as well as an acquittal in a homicide case. 

Licensed for 22 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Michael

Turin & DeMatt, P.C.
115 North Main Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601

Reviews

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Posted by shelby | February 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring lawyer and will fight for justice
Mr. DeMatt handled numerous cases for myself and husband. Mr. DeMatt helped in our eviction case after our appeal from Magistrate court after losing with another attorney. Mr. DeMatt won our case by providing honest information and was able to help us to stay in the home we were renting from family. Mr. DeMatt also represented my husband in criminal charges. Mr> DeMatt explained the charges and had my husbands best interest in mind. He kept us informed and was caring and will fight for the client.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Turin & DeMatt, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Berk Whitehead Kerr & Turin, PC
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Behrend & Ernsberger
  • 2000 - 2001

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Moore
  • Acquittal after Jury Trial
  • In re D.P.
  • Child abuse records expunged
  • Commonwealth v. Wilson
  • Acquittal after Jury trial
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Associations

  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (0)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a well respected lawyer in the legal community and dedicated to his clients and the legal profession."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. As solicitor for a large municipal authority I worked with Michael as he primarily dealt with various parties in a large litigation involving multiple plaintiffs & defendants. The claims alleged were in excess of $6 million. Michael was able to resolve the litigation in a manner very acceptable to the municipal authority"
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I"ve had the privilege of working with Michael DeMatt on a number of litigation matters. He is a knowledgeable, highly skilled, and ethical advocate for his clients. His reputation as a first rate lawyer in Western Pennsylvania is well deserved. He is equally capable of handling civil and criminal matters at a high level of competence, which sets him apart from many of his peers. I know from first hand experience that Michael is a steady and effective advocate under the pressure of trial. He is the consummate professional who has earned the respect of attorneys on both sides of the bar and the bench."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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