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Matthew L. Clemente

Criminal defense Attorney at Pittston, PA

4.9   37 reviews

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Attorney Matthew L. Clemente, a native of Northeast Pennsylvania, grew up in Wayne County. He attended Honesdale High School and worked on a sheep farm during the summers. Matt earned his Bachelors of Arts from Cornell University, where he studied Philosophy and Government and graduated summa cum laude. He went on to attain his Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He was admitted to practice law by both the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Matt is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Prior to entering private practice, Attorney Clemente served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Mariani, District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is also employed as a part-time public defender, representing indigent clients in criminal matters in Luzerne County. Matt lives in Dunmore with his fiancée, Shaina, daughter, Adeline, and rescue cat, Hobbes.

Licensed for 8 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/01/2022

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Matthew L. Clemente, Attorney at Law
39 South Main Street
Pittston, PA, 18640

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Pancha | April 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr Matthew L. Clemente
Mr Matthew is a great person and also very good lawyer.he help me when I was in very bad situation. If any one need any kind of help in ur case, I recommend mr Matthew.
Posted by William | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speedy & Efficient Service
Very satisfied with the resolution of our case.Was referred to Matt by another attorney.Called me back same day and did everything he said he would.Showed up to court on time and put on a vigorous defense.Will definitely use their services again .Thanks again Matt & Ben for all your help
Posted by Trevor | July 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, Respectful, and fight for the the little guy!
I have to admit when I first spoke to Matthew I was a little hesitant… I mean you don’t find many lawyers actually interested in your case let alone whom actually caring about it. He gave me a free consultation and listened to every word I had to say and I mean there was a lot to take in…. Most lawyers would of probably just turned me away,(and some did) but not him! Not only did he offer me free legal advice he gave me his number and allowed me to contact him if I ever needed help with anything…. Now that’s super lawyer status. He knew what he was talking about and had to facts to back it up! If your looking for legal advice with a lawyer you can trust that will actually care about your case…. Matthew is the answer. Based off his criminal defense knowledge I would bet my legality on him any day. He is experiences in his fields and each support one another, so you won’t be getting any bs hiring him! If your in need of a lawyer that you can speak the truth to and will listen and try his best to resolve your issues Matthew is the way to go!
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Posted by Gerald | April 14, 2021
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Good guy
He is a really good guy. He tells you every thing that can happen. He is a straight up guy. I highly recommend him. Believe me you will not be wasting your money or time.
Posted by Dan | March 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Clemente is a great Attorney. He got me the best possible outcome for my situation. I would highly recommend him if you need an attorney that actually cares. Thanks again.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Definitely recommend
Very knowledgeable, upfront, and polite. I was facing a very serious situation and attorney clemente was very diligent in finding the best case scenario, and supportive the entire process. Very satisfied with my outcome. Thank you again!!
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Very professional and helpful
Mr. Clemente took time and helped me in regards to the traffic citation i received. Very patient and explains the outcome and consequences and how it can be approached for fruitful outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Clemente for genuine and helpful outcome on any issues.
Posted by Tia | January 30, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
He really cares
I reached out to Mr. Clemente at 6 in the morning I have been in a panic for about a week with my situation. I suffer with migraines so I had migraines everyday. I spoke with Mr. Clemente Saturday morning and he instantly raised my worries. He was helpful and helped me to understand what was going to happen. He was very kind and he took the time to listen. This one lawyer I will always support. It’s not about money for him he truest cares.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2020
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Tenant matter
Very knowledgeable, polite and courteous. He gave a free consultation which helped. Ty very much Atty. Clemente.
Posted by Ronnie | August 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal charges
Matt is very thorough. Kept me informed every step of the way. Without a doubt if I myself or family member is in need of defense he will get the call.
Posted by Marissa | August 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quickest solved case ever!!
I called Matthew about an issue I was having with my probation officer who was giving me a hard time and demanding that I do as she say or be violated. I was in an unsafe environment and I am in recovery and have been extremely compliant but she was going to violate me that day so I had no choice but to contact a lawyer and thank God I found him because he literally helped me in an hour my case was solved. He kept me informed every step of the way and got me into a safe environment within the hour. I felt like I was being punished for doing the right thing, considering I'm in recovery and trying to be compliant and do the right thing she still tried to make me stay in an unsafe environment and I felt helpless. But Matthew made a few phone calls and sent a few emails and my case was literally done in an hour max. He was extremely through and professional and reached out to me every step of the way and got me into a safe environment!! So, heck yes I would recommend him to everyone and definitely call him again if need be. Thank you!! You are amazing! I appreciate you and am grateful thank you!!!
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Posted by Dionne | February 17, 2020
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Very Professional and Passionate
He was very polite and professional. Today even being a holiday, he returned my call. He listened and gave me some advice and even webpages where I may also find answers on my own if need be.. Depending where my leagal matters lead me, He is, and would be my first choice.. ( which says alot from just a phone call)
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
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Freda
This lawyer was so knowledgeable, warm and handled my case with favorable results without judgement. If anything comes up with me I will definitely be calling him.
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Matt was great! Very effective and efficient. Represented me with the utmost respect and professionalism. Couldn't have have a better attorney! Thank you Matt!
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
A Grateful Client
Mr. Clemente is a great Attorney! Cannot express how thankful we are for him. He helped my husband with a situation and was able to dismiss the case. Honestly a very understanding Attorney. He always returned my calls and always keep me posted. I highly recommend him to anyone. He is a blessing to our family! Thank you Matthew for all your help and generosity. May the Lord Bless you abundantly! Thank you Lord for allowing him to help us. God Bless!
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Posted by Joseph | August 6, 2019
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Client
Matt did an amazing job handling my case did everything in his power to get me the best deal highly recommended by me and my family thank you matthew clemente
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine attorney
Mr. Clemente had a personal motivation to help me in my case, he understood my situation and presented all my options as soon as he could. Thank you Mr. Clemente!
Posted by Dianne | April 29, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice
Attorney Clemente offered excellent advice about how to handle a property dispute. He reviewed the property deeds through email, and called me back to discuss my legal options quickly. He is friendly, polite, and considerate. He was able to answer my questions and advise me over the phone without needing to schedule any appointments. If I need to retain an attorney for this issue in the future, I will definitely be contacting him again.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2019
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Atty. Clemente got me out of a HUGE mess
I live at some distance from the Wilkes-Barre area. In the summer of 2018, I put my information on a hookup site and received a reply from an interested young female, describing herself as local to my area. However, after I had sent her enough info to be identifiable online -- and identified as a married man -- the young woman threatened to take my printed messages to my wife and my workplace, unless I paid her hush money. Turns out she was Pittston-based, and never lived in my local area, ever. Her sole purpose on the site was to extort men like me. For six months I paid her, and lived a life of sheer terror, with panic attacks in the idle of the night, weight loss, etc. Several WB-area law firms listened to my situation and determined that they couldn't help me, or flat-out refused to get involved in such a mess. In desperation I contacted Atty. Clemente, as my sixth or seventh choice. He picked up my initial call himself, and from that moment on he gave my case the utmost empathetic attention and effective representation No, I should never have gotten myself into such a mess, but he didn't judge me. Instead he immediately drilled down on the identity of my personal terrorist and her collaborators, though his own investigative skills and those of his private investigator. Once he knew the identities of the conspirators, he used his local police force connections and the skills of his investigator to methodically box them in to a situation in which they all knew the gig was up. He singlehandedly took down an extortion ring, and for the first time in six months I am once again sleeping all night (and behaving lol). I have never been so effectively represented by an attorney. Thank you, Matt!
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Posted by Mark | February 27, 2019
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Excellent Legal Advice
I called Matthew Clemente and had a legal question and he went out of his way to answer my question. Parts I was confused about he went over with me and gave me a clear understanding of the entire situation. We went over mutiple possible outcomes for my situation and I got off the phone feeling more much informed.And he Didn’t charge me anything. I appreciate his patience and time.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Luzerne County Public Defender's Office
  • 2015 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • 2014 - 2015

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • Northeast Pennsylvania Prison Advocates
  • Founder
  • 2017 - Present
  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • magna cum laude
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • 2014
  • summa cum laude
  • Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences - Government Department
  • 2011

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Phi Alpha Delta - Local Attorney Panel Confirmation
  • Law School and Legal Practice
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Clemente is a caring, compassionate and dedicated attorney who fights for his clients, no matter how big or small the case/issue may be. I have known Attorney Clemente to be truly invested in his clients lives in order to ensure he obtains the best possible outcome for each individual client. For these reasons, I fully endorse Attorney Clemente."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Clemente always goes above and beyond to get his clients results. He is well respected by fellow lawyers and judges and is an incredible advocate for his clients. I hold him in high regard as a fellow attorney and have great respect for his passion and work ethic."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Clemente's work ethic and care for his clients are truly one-of-a-kind. Having worked with Attorney Clemente on matters in the past, he is a dedicated attorney who puts the needs of his clients first. Attorney Clemente fights tirelessly for his clients, keeping his clients involved every step of the way. For these reasons, I endorse Attorney Matthew Clemente."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Energetic, highly motivated, and efficient. Attorney Clemente truly gives his all to each and every client. He is responsive, polite, and very professional. Thorough and creative, he will explore and explain all potential approaches to your case. As an experienced public defender, Attorney Clemente utilizes an innovative holistic approach, considering all collateral factors in his representation of clients. I highly recommend Attorney Clemente."
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Pittston Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew L. Clemente
Matthew L. Clemente
Criminal defense Attorney
Pittston, PA
Licensed for 8 years