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Matthew Stephen Kopecki

Criminal defense Attorney at Lebanon, PA

4.3   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
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About Matthew

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Matt joined our firm this winter in February 2014. This was after years at the Public Defender's Office. At the PD's office Matt developed his trial and court expertise by being in court every day. Prior to being a public defender, Matt was president judge Yatron's law clerk for two years. Originally from Virginia, Matt is the son of two trial attorneys who have taught him well. Additionally, Matt is married to a Berks County Attorney. Matt served as a Marine for eight years as a military intelligence specialist. Matt has vast experience in DUIs and brings that talent to BLO. Matt enjoys sailing and is an avid shooter. Matt is a hunter, he has a passion for military history, and he and his wife love travel. Matt is a combination of compassion and diligent litigator. In his life he has been a single parent of a teenager and he understands the stresses and challenges of the family law process. Matt is a man of honor and integrity.

Location

Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C.
279 N. Zinns Mill Road
Lebanon, PA, 17042
Bentley Law Office
1118 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA, 19610
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2022
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Perry Mason Moment
I hired Mr. Kopecki and in the end got the results I was hoping for. Hire him.
Posted by Mark | August 23, 2021
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None Better
Represented me in a 1st DUI case. I had prior convictions and Mr. Kopecki was up front with me through out the whole process. He worked for me and tried to get me what I wanted which was ARD. Both of us knew it would be a long shot. Mr. Kopecki came through with a win. I was so happy with my decision to hire him. I called other attorneys who had outlandish fees. Matt's fees were reasonable and I couldn't have gotten a better attorney. Trust me. He gets the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2019
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straight shooter
represented me very well and is a very straight shooter and tells you how it is! doesn't fill you up with bs and leave you stranded. I will recommend anyone in a pinch to contact Matt!
Posted by Jordan M-B | March 22, 2019
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A++++ Good Lawyer. Worth every $
This Firm was more than helpful. Matt Kopecki was insightful and represented me in my case very well. Everything he said he would do he did and more. I was very satisfied with the work he had done. If I ever got myself in a jam again he would be the first person I'd call.
Posted by Donna | February 28, 2018
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Enjoyed working with him.
When I first called him about my problem, I was freaking out and a wreck about the whole case. I've never had this problem before, but Matt took the time to explain things to me and somewhat put me to rest. His paralegal was also very helpful to me, and acted as a go-between for him and me.
Posted by Alex | October 6, 2017
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The Best
He was probably the best lawyer I could've asked for. I was really nervous going into this, because I knew I was in trouble, but he made me feel so comfortable. He was also very laid back with, and he assured me that I wasn't getting any jail time. The best.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2017
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He is like nation wide, on your side!
So I got into legal trouble a little bit ago and Matt was with me for everything. He walked me through the steps to get through everything and was nothing but polite. I ran into him on my travels through the court house when I couldn't find my probation officer. Matt just wrote her an email stating that he ran into me whilst looking and there was no problems. Everyone at the office was very polite and welcoming. I'll never forget that his wife didn't take his last name so her name wouldn't be Becky kopecki.
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Posted by Ian Calhoun | August 19, 2017
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Child Custody
It took me a while to finally get my son in my custody and care and I thank Matthew for being my representation while I am away and station in Norfolk. Not only I have won legal and physically custody, In the order it was granted to me that I can take my son to Italy when I get stationed there by the end of this year.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2017
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Relentless, Hardworking, Personable,
I found Matt after searching the internet for a custody lawyer, he ended up representing me in a criminal case and custody case against Berks County Children and Youth. He has worked non stop on my cases and and I trust him with my future.
Posted by Julie | February 10, 2017
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My son was facing felony charges!
When my minor son got into trouble I was devastated. I had gotten a referral from a friend of mine to seek advice from Matthew Kopecki. I was very happy that I did. Not only was Matt supportive to me as the parent but directed my son to the right path. My son was facing charges of possession of marijuana, intent to grow, distribute, and sell, and a few other small charges. Matthew got busy right away on my sons case. The police search of my home was very questionable and Mr. Kopecki made an agreement with the DA to have my son's charges reduced to a consent decree. My son is an excellent student and young man that just got himself caught up with the wrong crowd. So instead of all those felony charges Matthew got them reduced to possession of a small amount of marijuana. I couldn't be any happier with the aggressiveness he took to defend my son. Thank you so much Mr. Matthew Kopecki...I would definitely refer him to anyone of my friends and would retain him as my attorney if needed to in the future. Julie
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Posted by Beth | January 31, 2017
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School Expulsion Hearing
Matt was amazing! I had never met Matt before. We were so frustrated with being mislead in this process and Matt was knowledgeable and communicated perfectly. From our consult through the hearing process he was always prepared and one step ahead. He relieved so much of the stress we were feeling because we knew he was in control through the entire process and he would not allow us to be taken advantage of. He fought for us beautifully! I cannot thank him enough for the support he showed our family!
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Posted by Xxena | June 22, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Matt is the absolute best! Matt was hired to handle my custody case; throughout the entire process he was incredibly knowledgeable and kept me informed every step of the way. He is a very caring attorney who understands the emotional toll a custody issue can cause and does his best to keep the process as smooth as possible. I would absolutely recommend Matt to anyone!
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Posted by Tom | April 16, 2016
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Gun permit
I retained Matthew because my Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) background check concerning the purchase of a firearm was placed in a "undetermined" status. I challenged the decision and was told the "undetermined" status was because of a marijuana possession charge in Ft Lauderdale Florida on 3/29/1972. Given the time restraints I didn't have enough time to have the records pulled and sent to me to prove my innocence. I then made one of my better decisions and retained Matthew. Matthew was very professional and friendly, he had the whole situation taken care of in a short amount of time with very little cost. I am now the proud owner of a Glock. Matthew might not know it but he is now a friend of mine. I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney.
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Posted by david | November 14, 2014
outstanding lawyer
we hired mr. kopecki for a case my husband had. we couldn't have asked for anything more in a lawyer. mr. kopecki went above and beyond to help us with our case, addressing and handling even the smallest details. he is completely professional and extremely knowledgeable. he is always available by email and returned our calls very promptly when we did need to speak to him over the phone. always on time and prepared, he resolved our case with the best outcome possible. he had a good relationship with people in the court enabling him to communicate directly with those involved. we felt treated as individuals and not just as "another client." i can't say enough great things about him, i recommend him with the highest regards.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2014
Very much satisfied!!
I hired him regarding the traffic ticket I receive this May. He waived my appearance in the court, lowered the ticket price and most importantly I did not receive any point. In additon to that, he kept me informed throughout the process. Thank you very much!!
Posted by Thomas | October 8, 2022
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Don’t hire him for family law…or any other law
Very arrogant. Has no desire to do what you want, only what he wants. When you question what he’s doing Kopecki threatens to quit. He has bad billing practices. Horrible lawyer. Take your case somewhere else. You’ll be very happy when you do.
Posted by Brian | July 20, 2021
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Bad business practices
Attorney Kopecki went more than 18 months without sending me a bill. When he finally emailed me his bill it stated I had 30 days to pay. When I immediately questioned some of it he sent my account to a collection agency 6 days after he said I had 30 days to pay. Save your money, save your credit score and hire another attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2021
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Bad billing
I hired Kopecki for a family court matter. While he did obtain an OK custody order for me, he did not send me a bill for over a year and a half, and when I got the bill it stated I had 30 days to pay. When I questioned the charges, instead of discussing it with me, he sent it immediately to collections 6 days after I received his bill. 24 days short of the 30 days he gave me to play. Instead of discussing my concerns, he sent it straight to collections. Save your credit score and hire another lawyer.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Bentley Law Offices
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Berks County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Clerk - Honorable Judge Paul M. Yatron
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Kopecki is a very professional and thoughtful advocate for his clients. My experiences with him have always been positive, and I have no hesitation endorsing him as a quality attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Lebanon Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Stephen Kopecki
Matthew Stephen Kopecki
Criminal defense Attorney
Lebanon, PA
Licensed for 15 years