Aggressive CRIMINAL DEFENSE and DUI ATTORNEY defending clients in Hampton, Newport News, and beyond.
Matt Ballard was born and raised in Hampton, Virginia. He graduated from Kecoughtan High School and received his Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech before earning his Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary School of Law. After an internship at the National Labor Relations Board, Division of Judges, in Washington, DC, employment at the Law Firm of Jenkins & Rhea in Charlottesville, and six years of service as a prosecutor at the Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney office, he joined the Smith Law Firm. Licensed in all Virginia courts, as well as the Eastern and Western United States District Courts, Matt represents clients throughout the Commonwealth and focuses his practice on criminal defense, traffic defense, and accident cases.
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I endorse this lawyer. I had cases against Matt for numerous years when I was a prosecutor in Newport News. They are battles. He does an awesome job and he fights very hard on behalf of his clients and gets them fantastic outcomes. If I got in trouble, I would hire Matt in a split second to protect my freedom. Awesome guy and an awesome lawyer!!!
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2003||03/31/2016|
|Trial Attorney||Smith Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Assistant Commonwealth Attorney||Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney Office||2004 - 2010|
|Attorney||Jenkins & Rhea||2003 - 2004|
|Intern||National Labor Relations Board, Division of Judges||2001 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hampton Coliseum Advisory Board||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Hampton County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2003 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Hampton County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2006 - 2013|
|College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|