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Mark Randolph Matney

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Newport News, VA

5.0   127 reviews

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    47%
    I examine client questionnaires, police reports and videos, and Department of Forensic Science reports to explore every possible legal, medical, factual, and scientific defense available to you.

    19 years

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    47%
    I have helped hundreds of people defend against reckless driving, speeding, and other traffic related charges.

    26 years

  3. Criminal defense
    6%

    26 years

I help clients with all aspects of driving related matters, including defending against charges related to DUI / DWI, Reckless Driving, Suspended License, License restoration, Speeding and other traffic charges.

 

I spoke on the topic "Serious Traffic Offenses in Virginia" for the Virginia Peninsula Paralegal Association and have provided video excerpts from that presentation for you to review on this website.

 

I authored a chapter in the book, A Cup of Coffee With 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States.  This book achieved the Amazon Bestseller List and Amazon's Hot New Release status.  The proceeds of this book benefit Kiwanis in their work helping children.

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Licensed for 30 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Mark

Matney Law, PLLC
13195 Warwick Blvd., Suite 2B
Newport News, VA, 23602

Reviews

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  127 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case involving Zoe M. Rose
I just want to start by saying Mark R. Matney is the best legal counsel I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only his vast insight & experience but his unwavering dedication to the commonwealths laws & regulations. He treated me like family and took such great care of me. I had received a ticket on the 4th of July for a traffic violation for speeding & I immediately was looking for legal representation in the area. Mark’s legal woes set him apart from the rest which is why he is one of the best in the area & in the business. He & his paralegal immediately set up a compressive plan of action to minimize the impacts of my charge & insured that my reputation was not tarnished. Despite my circumstances, I only had to pay a $50 fine. 10/10 would recommend!
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Posted by Kevin | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matney law
Thank you Mark Matney for the help with my DUI related driving with revokied license, helping me get my restricted license . The effort put in on getting details taken care of.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer, Highly recommend
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Mark Matney after being pulled over with reckless driving, 102/70. I researched and contacted many lawyers looking for the right one to represent me, as I knew this would be a tough case. I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found Mr. Matney! Mr. Matney explained all possibilities to me and thoroughly explained what he would be fighting for as an ideal outcome. Mr. Matney was realistic but was also confident and explained his experience in dealing with similar cases. Mr. Matney advised me on all steps to take to prepare for court and was very easy to contact if I had any questions along the way. Not only was Mr. Matney very professional, but he was also very hospitable and informative. I am very pleased with my experience working with Mr. Matney, as well as our outcome on the case and would highly recommend Mr. Matney!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI amended to Reckless Driving
Professional. Efficient. Personable. My experience with Mr. Matney was excellent! He gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful in court. His calm and confident demeanor during very difficult court proceedings ensured the best possible outcome. Mr. Matney is the consummate professional. Do not hesitate, he is a Rock Star attorney -- simply the best!
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Posted by Hannah | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark Matthey was an awesome attorney
I had a reckless driving charge. Mark told me exactly what I needed to do and got my charged changed to a defective speedometer with no points on my license. I'd recommend him to anyone
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Highly Recommended!
Mr. Matney worked with me, the public attorney, plaintiff, and judge to find a resolution that was not only reasonable but actually solved issues and concerns from both parties. The outcome was just as expected in terms of achieving desired goals from both parties. I highly recommend Mr. Matney as an attorney at law to anyone with Speeding and traffic ticket, DUI and DWI, Criminal defense cases.
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Posted by Wallace | January 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
first time at court
I was involved in a two car accident. I have never needed to go to traffic court before. Mark helped me understand what might happen in court and helped me calmed down.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super kind
I called to inquire about any possible actions i can take to improve my record and Mr. Matney picked up not even after the first ring. Even though for my specific circumstance there wasnt much he could do for me, he made sure to leave prayer for my hardships and i will DEFINITELY call again if i ever need an attorney.
Posted by Hunter | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yes
Got an acceptable outcome for me went out of their way to do it as well 75 characters is a lot
Posted by Brandon | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
I’ve hired mark to represent me for several traffic infractions and he has always been great. Very professional and responsive. He always took the time to explain the legal process and made me feel very at ease.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI and Reckless Driving
I didn’t know what to do after I was charged with DUI and Reckless. Everyone told me the same thing, DON’T WAIT TO GET A LAWYER. I looked at a lot of attorneys online but ultimately chose to consult with Mark. I figured if he’s half as good a lawyer as he is a Christian, I might stand a chance. After I hired him, the burden was lifted and I left the outcome in gods hands. We were able to negotiate a plea agreement. The DUI was DISMISSED. I got a better outcome than I had even hoped for.
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Response from Mark Matney December 10, 2021
Thank you for your encouraging review. I join you in relief with the outcome of your case!
Posted by Jean | April 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless driving
Attorney Mark Matney represented me in my case and I am very pleased with the outcome. His staff was personable and his experience helped my case outcome. I would highly recommend him in your case.
Response from Mark Matney December 10, 2021
My staff and I appreciate your testimonial!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best from start to finish
Mr. Matney and his staff helped me achieve the best outcome possible. Special thank you to Mary for staying on top of things and following up emails very promptly. I hope I never need their services again, but if I or anyone else I know does, It will be Mr. Matney and his great staff. Thanks again.
Response from Mark Matney December 10, 2021
Thank you for recognizing Mary's efforts as she helped us prepare for your court date! Glad to help you and to have a good resolution for your case!
Posted by Mihai Rosca | February 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, (Failure to show proof of registration )
I bought a car from an insurance action from Virginia, I flu from Seatlle to pickup and drive it back, the dmv was closed and had to wait two weeks for an apoitment, so decided to drive , got stopped by police and fined, I contacted Mark and he got my fine dismissed so it did not go on my driving record, thank you.
Response from Mark Matney December 10, 2021
Thank you. I am glad that it all worked out for you!
Posted by Rod | February 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
I selected Mark from a simple google search because he worked down the street. And I got very fortunate to find him. He represented me in a 54/35 speeding ticket and was able to get it dropped to defective equipment. But dealing with him was the amazing part!!! He's extremely personable and friendly and NEVER makes you feel like "just a case"!! Having an attorney that will return a text the same day is incredible. Found him by chance but will now seek him out for all my legal issues. 5 stars only because there isn't 20!!
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Response from Mark Matney December 10, 2021
Thank you!
Posted by Josh | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I can’t thank him enough
Mark is very kind. We never met face to face but he went up to bat for me and got my ticket thrown out. He will do his best in court for you and put his best foot forward. Thank you Mark!
Response from Mark Matney December 10, 2021
Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you’re in trouble look no further!!!
I hired Mr.Matney a few years ago when my daughter was a high school student about to graduate and head off to college for a speeding ticket. After the consultation, I knew he was the perfect attorney for the task. He prepared us and explained exactly what we needed to do. We did as he said and didn’t even have to show up for court, case dismissed. After not practicing what I preach, as my daughter says, I was stopped for reckless driving (which seemed suspicious) and ticketed. I didn’t even hesitate to call Mr.Matney. We went through the preparation steps and again, I did everything he asked. I’m not going to go into detail but when we went to court the case was dismissed. I can’t thank Mr.Matney and his legal team enough for what they have done for my family. I’ve seen a lot of lawyers in my day and Mr.Matney is unquestionably the best! Thanks again Mark for everything
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Response from Mark Matney December 10, 2021
Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly and Stress Free
Mark took the stress out of the whole experience. I felt confident going into court and got the result I was looking for. He took care of the all the small details and made my experience painless. Btw, Mark is really friendly.
Response from Mark Matney February 1, 2021
Thank you for the opportunity to help you and for your thoughtful input!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mark Matney is an exceptional lawyer. He is kind and very thorough in doing his job. He always keeps you updated on what’s going on and is there to answer any questions you may have. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer in his field.
Response from Mark Matney February 1, 2021
I appreciate your recommendation and your encouragement!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Mr. Matney is a great lawyer, who takes his time to listen and help you. After receiving a traffic ticket, he went far and beyond to represent my case. The staff was kind, easy to reach when I had questions. I would definitely recommend him!!!! Thank you.
Response from Mark Matney February 1, 2021
It was our pleasure to help you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer, Owner
  • Matney Law, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • William & Mary School Of Law
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Nominee / Candidate for Senate
  • Virginia Senate, 1st District
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Lawyer
  • Michael C. Tilltoson, LLC
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Lawyer
  • Swynford Law, PC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Lawyer
  • Law Offices of Steve C. Taylor
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Insurance Agent
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Contracts Manager
  • Gary W. Monferdini, RLP / Columbia Energy
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Lawyer
  • Benzinger & Benzinger, PC
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • Peninsula Legal Aid
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • Evangel Theological Seminary
  • M. Div.
  • 2005
  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • DWI
  • Dismissed by Nolle Prosequi
  • Public Intoxication
  • Dismissed
  • DWI Trial
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Chair of Community Service committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Alllied Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • New Town United Methodist Church
  • Leadership Board, Nominations Committee
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Community of Faith Mission Pro Bono Legal Clinics
  • Pro Bono Lawyer
  • 2014 - 2016
  • School of Practical Ministry at Evangel Theological Seminary
  • Instructor
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Classical Conversations
  • Challenge I Director/Tutor
  • 2012 - 2012
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Williamsburg Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Clinics
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2021
  • Recognized for Drunk Driving Defense
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 3 DWI Lawyers in Newport News
  • Three Best Rated.com
  • 2017
  • Best DUI Lawyer in Norfolk
  • Expertise.com
  • 2016
  • Best DUI Lawyer in Virginia Beach
  • Best-DWI-Attorneys.net
  • 2016
  • Peer Reviewed, 4.6 / 5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Recognized for Criminal Defense - State Level Crimes
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Recognized for Drunk Driving Defense
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Honor Guard, Over 700 pro bono hours
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • 2012
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • DUI Sentencing in Virginia
  • 2016
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Guide to Nolle Prosequi / Nolle Pros
  • 2016
  • What's Up Magazine
  • Legal Renderings
  • 2015
  • Westlaw Virginia Practice
  • Edited 1st edition of Virginia DUI Law: Undertsanding the Scientific, Medical, Technological and Legal Aspects of a DUI Case (Tillotson & Martin)
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE for Virginia Peninsula Paralegal Association
  • Legislative Update 2017
  • 2017
  • CLE for Virginia Peninsula Paralegal Association
  • Virginia's Legal Response to Human Trafficking
  • 2015
  • CLE for Virginia Peninsula Paralegal Association
  • Serious Traffic Offenses in Virginia
  • 2013
  • CLE for Virginia Peninsula Paralegal Association
  • Estate Planning with IRA's
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (52)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great DUI attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark Matney is a great attorney. When a family member of mine caught a reckless driving ticket in Virginia Mark was referred to us by a family friend. Mark did a great job helping my relative and in the end there was a great result. He is a wonderful person and a man of faith. He is hands down the best traffic/DUI attorney in the area. He knows the law and he knows the system. I would recommend no one else in Hampton Roads for a driving matter. I fully endorse Mark Matney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Matney is very professional, knowledgeable, and willing and able to help clients fight traffic infractions and misdemeanors traffic charges. He is highly experienced and results oriented. I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Matney works hard for his clients and takes the time to get to know them and strives to get them the best possible outcome."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Matney is a knowledgeable and zealous traffic litigator that is always well respected and professional. When I was a prosecutor he consistently came prepared and knew every part of his client’s case."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Matney is a highly effective attorney due to his wealth of experience and his meticulous nature. Oftentimes defenses to a crime are found in the smallest details of a case and having a meticulous attorney like Mark Matney ensures that no stone is left unturned. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is highly respected in the community for his skill and experience in the courtroom. He is a true professional and I endorse his practice without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Matney. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a sincere and zealous courtroom advocate. He is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is an excellent attorney with a high degree of integrity. He is a careful and learned professional who genuinely cares for his clients and has earned the respect of his colleagues."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A very well respected and competent lawyer in the community."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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