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Mark Randolph Matney

also known as Mark R. Matney, Matney Law, PLLC

About me

I help clients with all aspects of driving related matters, including defending against charges related to DUI, Reckless Driving and Suspended License charges, license restoration, and helping people who have been injured in automobile accidents.


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.


Languages spoken: French

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    13 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 45%
    20 years
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    10 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    20 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Vance Stallings

    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.


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  • Mark V. Clay

    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.


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Contact info

Matney Law, PLLC

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


VAAuthorized to practice law199203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognized for Criminal Defense - State Level CrimesLead Counsel2015
Recognized for Drunk Driving DefenseLead Counsel2015
Top LawyersCoastal Virginia Magazine2015
Honor Guard for over 450 pro bono hoursAlliance Defending Freedom2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lawyer, OwnerMatney Law, PLLC2012 - Present
Nominee / Candidate for SenateVirginia Senate, 1st District2015 - 2015
LawyerMichael C. Tilltoson, LLC2007 - 2012
LawyerSwynford Law, PC2006 - 2007
LawyerLaw Offices of Steve C. Taylor2004 - 2006
Insurance AgentNew York Life Insurance Company2001 - 2003
Contracts ManagerGary W. Monferdini, RLP / Columbia Energy1998 - 2001
LawyerBenzinger & Benzinger, PC1994 - 1998
Law ClerkPeninsula Legal Aid1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia's 50th Anniversary CommitteeVolunteer Attorney2016 - Present
Richmond Justice InitiativeVolunteer Advocate2015 - Present
New Town United Methodist ChurchLeadership Board, Nominations Committee2014 - Present
Newport News Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
School of Practical Ministry at Evangel Theological SeminaryInstructor2013 - Present
Alliance Defending FreedomAlllied Attorney2008 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2007 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1992 - Present
Community of Faith Mission Pro Bono Legal ClinicsPro Bono Lawyer2014 - 2016
Classical ConversationsChallenge I Director/Tutor2012 - 2012
Williamsburg Bar Association Pro Bono Legal ClinicsPro Bono Attorney2001 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Suspended License, 3rd offenseDismissed Suspended License 3rd
Reckless Driving - Fail to Maintain Control (Accident)Amended Reckless Driving to Improper Driving
Reckless Driving, 87/60Dismissed Reckless Driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesDUI Sentencing in Virginia2016
AVVO Legal GuidesGuide to Nolle Prosequi / Nolle Pros2016
A Cup of Coffee With 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United StatesThe Components Of Effective DUI Defense In Virginia2015
What's Up MagazineLegal Renderings2015
Westlaw Virginia PracticeEdited 1st edition of Virginia DUI Law: Undertsanding the Scientific, Medical, Technological and Legal Aspects of a DUI Case (Tillotson & Martin)2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Evangel Theological SeminaryTheological StudiesM. Div.2005
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
American UniversityInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
March 2016 PodcastSuper Tuesday in Virginia2016
Colonial Capital Kiwanis MeetingHuman Trafficking Prevention Project2016
CLE for Virginia Peninsula Paralegal AssociationVirginia's Legal Response to Human Trafficking2015
CLE for Virginia Peninsula Paralegal AssociationSerious Traffic Offenses in Virginia2013
CLE for Virginia Peninsula Paralegal AssociationEstate Planning with IRA's2011