Experienced criminal defense attorney and Penn State alumnus in State College, PA.I handle all types of criminal cases from summary offenses to serious felonies.I handle DUI and DU)-related cases, such as aggravated assault and homicide while DUI.I handle traffic offenses at the State College magisterial district courts.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Owner||McClenahen Law Firm||2006 - Present|
|Public Defender||York County Public Defender's Office||2001 - 2006|
|Clerk||Honorable Timothy S. Searer, Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas||1998 - 2000|
|Attorney||Law Office of Ron Turo||1997 - 1998|
|Legal Intern||Legal Services, Inc.||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||2008 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||2006 - Present|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||Committee Member||2006 - Present|
|Centre County Bar Association||member||2006 - Present|
|Pennsylvania County Bar Association||member||1997 - Present|
|Commonwealth v. Mazzetti||Supreme Court ruled in favor of defendant|
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|Blog||In Drug Cases, The First to Squeal Gets the Deal||2013|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University Park Campus of Penn State University||German||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure||Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure||2015|
|Centre County Inns of Court||Evidence in Criminal Law||2014|
|Centre County Bar Association Bench Bar Day||Obscure Crimes||2013|
|Live Broadcasts||Jerry Sandusky Trial Analyst||2012|
|Introduction to Criminal Law Class. Guest Lecturer||The Art of Jury Selection||2012|
Posted by anonymous
Imagine my horror to find a charge from 2006 on my record that I was promised would not become public. Well, that was before the days of the internet and all of the sudden, there is was. My employment could have been terminated if that charge wasn't expunged. He did it quickly for a very fair price and even had to work outside of his county. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous
I was referred to Matt by a friend after being charged with involuntary theft over a bike purchase that I had made from a street vendor in the area. Turns out the bike was stolen and I didn't have a clue after the initial 3 months of riding all over state college with it. They were gunning for me but Matt after a quick chat with the Judge got my misdemeanors taken down to ARD & SAVED MY LIFE! I was able to get everything expunged and now have a clean record. His legal advice is top notch! Not only is he caring about his clients needs but he also understands the legal system in PA and has built many close personal relationships with the officials in the area. If you want the best of the best I HIGHLY recommend McClenahen Law Firm.
Posted by anonymous
That was my first experience dealing with criminal charges; Matt gave me a free, detailed consultation about the necessary steps and consequences. It was very comfortable speaking with him as he didn't give me a hard time for having that kind of experience. He is very professional, experienced, knowledgeable and responsive to any questions I had via email or calls.
I was extremely anxious at that time cuz I thought it would affect my future career opportunities, but now I have successfully completed the ARD program, DUI charges are dismissed and I just landed my dream job. Matt was extremely helpful in all the steps throughout the process.
Brian Manchester, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Matt for years and he is an extremely competent lawyer who is dedicated to his clients. In fact his office is near mine and he practices in the some of the same areas that I do. That does not matter to me because I have no problem endorsing him because I have seen him in action and he is extremely good. The people who hire him are in good hands.
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