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Matthew Roy Kessler

Family Attorney at Douglassville, PA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

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Practice areas
  1. Business

  2. Estate planning
    We prepare all types of estate planning documents as required by our clients including, but not limited to, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts, etc.

  3. Family
    Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Alimony Pendente Lite, Alimony, Mediation, Equitable Distribution, Domestic Relations

  4. Personal injury
    We represent injured parties in all types of personal injury matters including, but not limited to, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian injuries, slip and fall, etc.

  5. Probate
    We specialize in assisting our client's through the probate process from the initial probate of the deceased's Will at the Register of Wills, to preparing the Pennsylvania REV-1500 Inheritance Tax Return to finalizing the distribution of the estate. We pride ourselves in comforting our clients as they work their way through this very difficult time in their life.

Attorney Kessler was born in Bloomsburg, PA and was subsequently raised in the small town of Millville, PA in North Central Pennsylvania. Following high school, Attorney Kessler attended The Pennsylvania State University where he graduated in 1995. Following his undergraduate studies, Attorney Kessler attended Widener University School of Law where he earned his J.D. in December of 1997. Thereafter, Attorney Kessler took the Pennsylvania Bar Exam and was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in May of 1998.

Since graduating from law school, Attorney Kessler has been actively practicing law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania representing clients with regard to a wide variety of issues. More specifically, prior to forming the Law Offices of Matthew R. Kessler, L.L.C., Attorney Kessler worked for the law firm of O'Brien & Ryan, L.L.P., located in Plymouth Meeting, PA, as lead trial counsel in medical malpractice cases venued in Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Attorney Kessler successfully represented numerous Philadelphia hospitals, physician practice groups, nursing homes and doctors in medical malpractice actions. In fact, Attorney Kessler was one of four attorneys from O'Brien & Ryan, L.L.P. to be featured in an article published in the Legal Intelligencer (the prominent legal journal for the Philadelphia area) for obtaining a favorable verdict for an emergency medicine physician who practiced at Roxborough Memorial Medical Center.

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Law Offices of Matthew R. Kessler, L.L.C.
1008 Benjamin Franklin Highway West
Douglassville, PA, 19518

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Posted by Jeff | June 13, 2012
Highly Recommend for Legal Issues
I highly recommend Matt Kessler as an attorney. Matt guided me through a very difficult time in my life and looked out for my best interest throughout the legal process. Matt is a VERY trustworthy individual, which is what I consider the most important quality you need when selecting an attorney. In addition to being able to trust Matt, he is very knowledgable in the law and always kept me abreast of any changes that were occurring with my case. Overall, I would not hesistate in the least to to recommend Matt to family and/or friends. As a matter of fact, I recommended Matt to my parents who have used Matt on numerous legal issues with great satisfaction.
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Posted by James and Alinda Ferenz | May 19, 2012
Matthew Kessler-Excellent Lawyer
Matthew Kessler is an individual that puts his clients and communtiy first. Although busy with many cases and with his involvment in the community, Mr. Kessler has a way of making his clients feel as though they are his top priority. Mr. Kessler demonstrates excellent communication skills. With his expertise, he educates his clients at a level of where they can understand the information that is crucial to their success. Approachability, efficiency, and proficiency are Mr. Kessler's strengths. Mr. Kessler returns phone calls promptly and meets with clients as needed. Mr. Kessler encourages and welcomes questions at any time. There are no questions that go unanswered. His answers are always accurate and without delay. Mr. Kessler addresses his clients and third parties professionally and with respect. Mr. Kessler is by far one of the best lawyers in the area. We feel honored and at ease to be represented by Mr. Kessler.
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Posted by Rob | May 15, 2012
Matthew Roy Kessler
Matt is very personable and knowledgable. He is also very trustworthy and conducts his business with the utmost professionalism. He was very helpful in helping us set up our will.I will recommend Matt to any of my friends who are in need of any of the areas of law that Matt specializes in.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2012
Matthew R. Kessler
Matt Kessler was recommended to me by my father. I followed his advice and was very happy with the services Matt provided me. I would recommend him to anyone, not only for his responsiveness to my case, but also for his loyalty and making me feel at ease through the entire legal process.
Posted by Kenneth | May 14, 2012
Attorney Kessler resolves legal issues quickly
Good lawyer who resolves issues promptly. He does not drag the issues out for month like my prior attorneys.
Posted by Brandon | May 12, 2012
Fantastic lawyer and person
Prior to Matt, I had a lawyer who barely talked to me. No returned phone calls, no explanation, NO help. I began calling around for a new lawyer in regards to a custody dispute. Most lawyers wanted me to come in for a consultation, some even wanted to charge for it. Matt took my call and we had a lengthy hour long phone call discussing my problems without even being retained. He gave me very helpful advice because he understood how stressed I was and cared. He explained more abd talked longer then the lawyer I was paying! I decided to retain him a few days later. The matter was settled outside of court, completely in my favor. He was so helpful and was always there when needed. I am very pleased with him and equally pleased that I haven't needed him since.
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Posted by Shawn | October 21, 2010
Honest, Knowledgable, Hard-working, Friendly
Matt's work speaks for itself. He is extremely well-versed in law and is a trustworthy individual to have on your side during difficult times. Having years of experience not only running his own practice, but working for other large law firms and the state of PA's CAT fund, has provided him with a wealth of knowledge that he applies for the benefit of his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2010
New Business Formation
I was starting a new small business and Mr. Kessler had provided me with all the pertinent legal information regarding forming as a Limited Liability Corporation, its pros and cons. He was very thorough, knowledgeable, and informative and if he was unsure of an answer, he seeked advice and info from his resources. I would strongly recommend him for his services, exresponsiveness and knowledge.
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Posted by Nick | October 20, 2010
Outstanding Attorney
I wholeheartedly recommend Matthew Kessler, You will not find a more trustworthy, knowledgeable attorney in the area. Matthew has been my attorney for 9 years, over that time he has performed his services in an exemplary fashion. I've recommended him to friends, family and recommend him to everyone else.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Shareholder
  • Law Offices of Matthew R. Kessler, L.L.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney - Trial Counsel for Medical Malpractice Cases
  • O'Brien & Ryan, LLP
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Pennsylvania Medical Professional Catastrophe Loss Fund
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Legal Intern
  • Berks County Domestic Relations Section
  • 1997 - 1997
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  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Settled for $125,000.00
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Settled case for insurance limits.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • Settled for Insurance Limits
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  • Eastern Berks Business Alliance
  • Past President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association, Client Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Eastern Berks Business Alliance, Inc.
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Eastern Berks Business Alliance, Inc.
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Eastern Berks Business Alliance, Inc.
  • Past Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Eastern Berks Business Alliance, Inc.
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Devlin Fund for Cancer Research
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Eastern Berks Business Alliance, Inc.
  • Past President
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • a
  • Berks County Bar Associationa
  • 2011
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  • 2007


  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • O'Brien & Ryan Wins Four Defense Verdicts
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Getting Your House In Order - Estate Planning (Limerick, PA)
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Getting Your House In Order - Estate Planning (Douglassville, PA)
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Amity Crimewatch - Monthly Guest Speaker
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
  • 2008
  • Villa at Morlatton - Dementia Symposium
  • Powers of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directives (Living Wills)
  • 2006
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia) - Continuing Medical Education Seminar
  • Mock Medical Malpractice Trial
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse Matthew
Estate planning Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Attorney Kessler for many years. He is knowledgeable, professional, and a hard working advocate for his clients. I have referred many clients to him for Personal Injury and Estate work and all have been pleased."
General practice Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt and I have worked together on several cases, and I highly recommend him for legal services in various areas such as divorce and family law, estate planning, personal injury actions and general legal concerns. He is a no nonsense attorney and extremely competent."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Matt Kessler for a number of years now and have found him to be knowledgeable, smart, and diligent. He genuinely tries to be a zealous advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly read Mr. Kessler's responses to legal questions on the Avvo forum. His professional instincts are spot-on, and his answers show intelligence, compassion and experience. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I am currently opposing counsel to a case with Matt. I find him to be a diligent attorney who works hard for his clients, and is very easy to get along with. In the Domestic area of law, it is a nice change to be opposed by another lawyer who handles himself with dignity at all time."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Kessler for over 15 years and I know him to be an excellent lawyer and counselor for his clients. If you are in need of an attorney, I highly recommend him to you."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
General practice Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt for many years. He's a good guy and and a great attorney. You'll be pleased with his services."
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Douglassville Family Lawyer Matthew Roy Kessler
Matthew Roy Kessler
Family Attorney
Douglassville, PA
Licensed for 26 years