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Matthew Christian Muggeridge

Family Attorney at Fredericksburg, VA

3.7   12 reviews

also known as Matt Muggeridge, Lic. Mateo

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
    Virginia - VA 15 years
    Maryland - MD 17 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All crimes, misdemeanors, felonies, major felonies, probation violations, domestic violence, sex crimes, larceny, assault, murder, malicious wounding, driving under the influence, child pornography

    17 years

  2. Family
    custody, visitation, support, protective orders, Guardian ad Literm for children and Incapacitated adults, Guardianship, adoption

    17 years

  3. Immigration
    Family petitions, deportation, employment

    17 years

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcy

    12 years

  5. Employment and labor
    wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hours, contracts, non-compete, collective bargaining, right to work

    17 years

Matt represents individuals in a broad range of areas including: criminal defense, immigration, family law, bankruptcy, and workers’ compensation. He brings passion, determination and creativity to each case. Matt believes that every person’s case is as unique as they are. When an individual’s livelihood, freedom, family, or future is at stake, each case demands the highest degree of professional commitment. 


El abogado Mateo representa a indivíduos en asuntos legales relacionados con: la familia, la inmigración, la deuda (bancarrota), y el empleo. Si Usted o un familiar o persona conocida tenga un problema legal, no dude en llamarme.


En nuestra región, hay muy pocos abogados hispanohablantes. No deje pasar un día más sin una consulta. Infórmese hoy sobre sus derechos y opciones legales. Con la familia, la inmigración, el derecho penal, la bancarrota o el empleo: se trata de su libertad, su familia, sus bienes, y su futuro. 

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614 Princess Anne St.
Fredericksburg, VA, 22401

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3.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring Knowledgeable, and Hard-working Attorney
I am rarely compelled to write reviews and I endorse. Mr. Matthew Muggeridge was very careful to explain everything to me. He kept me updated on the case, went to court with me. He was well prepared and zealously advocated for his client.
Response from Matthew Muggeridge March 31, 2020
I appreciate you taking time to write us a review, as our business thrives on our clients' feedback. I am glad that I was able to provide a great service to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FIDE Law if you or someone you know could use our services.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is an amazing human being
He is very humble and straight to the point. He has been so wonderful to me and my family with our cases. Super helpful.
Response from Matthew Muggeridge March 31, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy that my team and I were able to provide wonderful service to you and your family.
Posted by James | September 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew Christian Muggeridge YOU ARE THE BEST !!!! 1 IN 1000s
I can't thank you enough Matthew. You are so amazing, so helpful. I never write the review, but I had to write reviews about you after many many years. You are the best. You took those extra steps to help me in a situation with your professionalism and your knowledge and you saved me. These words are never enough to appreciate what you have done for me. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
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Response from Matthew Muggeridge September 26, 2018
Thanks for the positive comments!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The professionalism displayed by this company, already, is amazing. I have not even engaged the lawyer, but Tiffany was absolutely professional. Hands down, a great first impression!
Response from Matthew Muggeridge July 6, 2017
It's great to hear that the staff at FIDE law is treating our potential clients and clients well. Thank you for the review.
Posted by Charles Chamberlain | March 6, 2015
The BEST!!!
Mr Matthew is Ethical, honest, knowledgeable, He helped me tremendously and he saved me lots of money. Lots of attorneys will prolong and draw out your case to keep the meter running, but not Matt, he could have charged me more by not informing me about certain key points in my case, but he told me to try mediation first with my ex wife before hiring him...He is in a class all by himself with attorneys...First Class all the way!!! The Best attorney I have ever used...and I have hired many..Thank you Matt for being the top of your are the BEST!!!
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Posted by Keisha | February 11, 2015
Simply Amazing
The services I recieved from Mr.Muggeridge were above and beyond what I could've ever imagined. Whenever I had a question or concern, he was very attentive and prompt with a response or ensuring I understood everything 100%. Mr.Muggeridge is very dedicated to his clients . The Fredericksburg region needs more attorneys like him. On my future endeavors if I shall need representation he will be who I will call upon! I highly recommend him to any and all.
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Posted by John | January 8, 2015
Outstanding Attorney!!!!
" I was extremely fortunate to have Matthew represent me in my divorce. My case was unusual and had some legal challenges. Through the whole process,, Matthew was extremely professional. What differs Matthew from other attorneys I have worked with is he combines a great knowledge of the law combined with a great capacity to understand the needs of desires of the client. Matthew kept me focused on what was truly important throughout the whole process. He insisted that I focused on my priorities and did not allow me to get caught up in all the emotional issues. Thanks to Matthew, I have been able to restart my life."
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Posted by Dennis | December 3, 2014
Working man's friend
Matt is an extremely knowledgeable labor attorney who really knows his game. His depth of understanding of all the interacting dynamics of personalities, outside influences and business practices as well as local perceptions make Matt a force to be reckoned with all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. While helping the employees have a voice in a showdown between a company and organized labor, Matt walked us through each step and kept us fully informed of everything that was going on. Due to Matt's skill and drive, the employees were recognized by the courts as having a vested interest in the battle between a company operating their business and organized labor, which was trying to shut them down, putting over a thousand employees out of work. I would highly recommend Matthew C. Muggeridge as the person to turn to whenever you have labor issues that need to be addressed.
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Posted by Jazz | September 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Does not return calls!!!
I’ve called him numerous times since July, it’s now September, and still NEVER received a callback. This is very very unprofessional!! I would never recommend wasting your time with a lawyer like this…very unacceptable! I do understand that lawyers get overwhelmed with their work load but that’s no excuse…don’t take on cases your not equipped to handle them…I’m just saying…DO NOT HIRE!!!!!!
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Posted by Ricardo | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No call backs, not answering
Paid for a consultation at the detention center. Expensive but understandable since he traveled far. After shopping around for an attorney, decided that Mateo would be the one to represent. Called to make the payment and haven't heard from him or anyone else from his office. I left a voicemail, after multiple unanswered phone calls, canceling his services and requesting my money back, not for the consultation, but for hiring. Still haven't heard anything.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very bad attorney services. Do not waste your money and time.
first when we got to his office We spoke to he’s secretary or wife and she was charging us the appointment when we had already paid for it. When we spoke with the lawyer we realized that he did not know the adoption procedure that is what we need, he told us that he was going to find out the law and he would call me. I never call so I called his office and the secretary told me that I have to pay a lot more money than lawyer Matthew told us and with bad character. They are not professionals do not waste your time or money with them. Tuvimos muy mala experiencia en esta oficina. Fui ahí por que hablan español pero no saben bien las leyes y te cobran más que otro abrogado profesional que si sabe de leyes.
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Posted by Jing | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
one star still too much for him
He is very good before i took out of my money from my pocket, he is listen, he is patient, he is encourge me fight for my son's custody; i need belive in God ...i went to his website,he promise so well there they will explain each step of the way,keep you informed throughout the process,return every call promptly... and he talk about he is active in his community and church....and i saw it's good reviews of him there before me i made a very bad decision and spend stupid money to hire him for my case... he never return any phone calls; i call to ask my next hearing date ,his clerk tell me a wrong date from last year ...i remind her that's wrong, she say she will find the right one for me...she is so polite...but never call back again...right before the hearing he changed his face ...he is shaking and tension when speak to judge...and he can't find the win point of my case...i try to say something by myself ,he stop me to do the judge deside other side win just in 10 minutes...then he tell me we lose, he always lose...that's my experience of him... one start still too much for him...
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • FIDE Law, PLC Law Office Of Matthew Muggeridge
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Charles B. Roberts & Associates
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Staff Attorney
  • National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation
  • 2006 - 2013


  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • King's College
  • Education
  • 2001
  • Universita Pontificia Gregoriana
  • B.Phil
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • • Fisher, et al. v. Communications Workers of America, et al., 716 S.E.2d 396 (N.C. App. 2011)
  • Negative; cert denied by U.S. Supreme Court
  • •Lugo (International Bro. of Elec. Workers Local Union No. 34), 357 NLRB No. 45 (Aug. 10, 2011)
  • Positive


  • Ave Maria School of Law Alumni Board
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
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Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern Leadership Conference
  • NLRB Update: Recess Appointments
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (22)
Endorse Matthew
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt has a deep knowledge of Virginia law. He has successfully litigated cases everywhere between Fredericksburg and D.C., and is extremely thorough. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a strong advocate and a well-rounded attorney. His language skills help him connect and serve his clients in a natural, comfortable setting, and he is a firm but fair negotiator when dealing with other parties and lawyers. He's an asset to his clients and his coworkers."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"By practicing in multiple areas and being fluent in several languages, Matt is able to provide comprehensive and competent legal advice to a wide-range of clients. Matt couples these outstanding qualities with an empathetic and good natured personality that makes him an outstanding attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great guy and hard working attorney. Learned his skills from the best in the business."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this Matt Muggeridge. He is well-respected wherever he goes for his smarts and good nature, and is able to translate that into successful results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Muggeridge is knowledgeable on all aspects of immigration law and helps his clients achieve the best possible results. He is smart, creative, and zealous."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Other
"Excellent and superb immigration attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very experienced and knowledgeable!"
Immigration Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fluent in Spanish. Cares about his clients. Brilliant legal mind. Devout Catholic father of six. Involved in the community. Originally from Canada."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The community is fortunate to have someone like Matthew, who speaks so many different languages, to assist in a wide variety of legal matters."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Friend
"Matt is a man of true integrity. He has vast experience in the fields of employment and labor related legal issues, among others. I would not hesitate to entrust any legal matter to Matt, as it would ensure that the work is of the highest quality and is done as promptly as possible."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a highly talented attorney who cares about his clients. Especially in his immigration cases. He is knowledgeable and hard working."
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