5.0 stars 20 totalReview Matthew Ballard
Posted by Jeremiah
I contacted Matthew Ballard for my free legal consultation, 2 minutes in; I knew he was my guy! He listened to my situation without interrupting me, asked a few questions, then laid out what his game plan for me would be if I decided to secure his services. I hired him that day.
Reckless driving, 84/55, while in a construction zone, was my charge. Matt calmly explained a few items to complete that would benefit us, that’s right, I said us; he always referred to my case as our case. He and his assistant Paula kept me in the loop every step of the way, through 2 continuances. Matt also honorably handled my expectations for a satisfactory outcome, always shooting straight with me. This was a specific area of concern for me regarding the sensitive nature of my job; a conviction would have meant a permanent criminal record which could have cost me my career.
The day of court, Matt met with me to cement the approach of our defense prior to entering the courtroom. When my name was called, I stepped up to the podium; the judge gave the order to proceed and Matt’s expert defense of my reckless driving charge began without hesitation. Matt masterfully articulated the steps I had taken, the speedometer calibration and the driving class, he drew attention to my previous driving record which included no moving violations and emphasized how extremely polite and respectful I was to the Trooper, to which the Trooper concurred. I was astounded; I did not have to answer a single question. It was like watching Mozart performing his symphony or Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. Matt was brilliant. He steered every second of his argument to our desired outcome……. And he DELIVERED!
The judge found me guilty of speeding, a simple fine and court costs. I felt like I had hit a bottom of the ninth World Series walk off grand Slam. No criminal record, just a speeding ticket. I cannot thank Matt enough!!!! If you are ever in need of phenomenal legal representation in the Hampton Roads area, make 1 call, to Matthew Ballard.
Posted by Jeff
Very professional, took time to get a good understanding of my case. He kept in contact and updated me about the case leading up to the court date. He made me feel like my case was important to him. I have had lawyers in the past that I felt like I was just a dollar sign. I would recommend him to anyone needing an attorney in the Hampton area. And I hope I never need him again lol Matt would be the first person I would call if I did need an attorney in the future.
Posted by Brandon
Matt Ballard took his personal time to assist me in a legal matter that could have had a very serious outcome as I am already on probation. I am glad that I chose his representation as I am amazed by the outcome. He didn't judge me. He genuinely cared and chose to help me because of the type of man he is. I have a second chance now. I was at the wrong place at the wrong time and used poor judgement. It almost cost me everything. I cant thank you enough.
Posted by anonymous
I've used Mr. Ballard several times for representation on traffic issues and each time the outcome has been excellent. I am certain that his representation is what led to this. He was very professional to deal with and always encouraging and comforting.
Posted by anonymous
WOW! What a pleasant experience I had with this attorney. Mr. Ballard is TOP NOTCH in my book. I have hired him on numerous occasions; be it anything from a speeding ticket to very serious criminal matters for a friend. NOT ONCE did I ever feel like I wasn't the only priority he had going on. Mr. Ballard was very personable, cautious and caring! I was so lucky to have stumbled upon in Court after I watched him fight his heart out for a client. He was not only very charismatic, but passionate in his thoughts and arguments. You can tell he is not just another run of the mill attorneys in it for a paycheck. He has real integrity and gives a crap about his clients. The amount of time he spent with me and answered all of my questions and concerns with nothing but respect and patience.
On a side note: I was flabbergasted when I even saw a bad review on here. Someone must have been sour about something, b/c I had nothing but the best experience with Mr. Ballard and would recommend to anyone! Well, anyone that wants an attorney that actually cares and WILL FIGHT for you.
Posted by D.C.
Mere words will never fully express how grateful I am for Matt Ballard. When I was faced with severe criminal charges for the first time in my life, Matt never left my side. I had been accused of "Possession With Intent to Distribute Heroin" and "Transporting Heroin into Virginia". In retrospect, I can understand why everyone I loved found it difficult to believe my recollection of how the events unfolded. Matt never once expressed doubt and consistently provided me with the reality of how my case could culminate. There are far too many attorneys these days that only convey the happy ending. I respect the fact that Mr. Ballard did not simply fill my head with delusions of grandeur. He laid out every possible aspect of the outcomes I was facing.
I can vividly remember the horrible and helpless experience of being incarcerated. On the darkest of days, it did my heart well to receive a spontaneous visit from Matt. Through that glass window, Mr. Ballard would go beyond the scope of his job description by providing me with encouragement, wisdom, and genuine compassion. These visitations blessed me beyond measure and attested to the true content of his character.
When the dust finally settled, Mr. Ballard was able to successfully litigate a "Motion to Suppress" all evidence in Circuit Court. I barely had time to breathe before he calmly made me aware of the prosecutor's intentions to pursue an appeal at the State level. Matt continued to work ceaselessly, on my behalf, and drafted a "bulletproof" brief that ended with The Virginia Court of Appeals "affirming" the decision of the lower court. It was established that the arrest, "violated my Fourth Amendment rights." All of my charges were officially dismissed.
Today, I remain forever thankful for Matthew Ballard. If anyone is reading this review and in need of an attorney that will fight for justice and provide the utmost professionalism imaginable, then search no further. I am proud to call Matt my friend, my confidant, my attorney, and my brother in arms....
Posted by anonymous
Matt was the perfect choice to defend me against false charges. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a great defense lawyer.
Posted by Ryan
There is a handful of dependable professionals whose contact information everyone should keep handy and a trusted attorney is one of them. Diligent, professional, intelligent, and with keen knowledge of the law, Matt Ballard is the sharpest criminal defense and civil litigation attorney you can hope to have in your corner. I called on him on two separate occasions for traffic violations that could have put my driving record in serious jeopardy and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcomes. Do yourself a favor and add him to your contacts today—you never know when the need will arise.
Posted by anonymous
I chose Matt Ballard to represent me for a reckless driving ticket. This wasn't an easy reckless driving ticket for Matt to handle. My driving record is terrible. It includes two reckless driving tickets along with a hit and run accident. I served jail time for my hit and run and knew almost for a fact I was going to face even more jail time with this new reckless driving ticket. When Matt got to court he worked every angle possible and seems like he performed magic! Now, my reckless driving ticket was 25 over the speed limit. The judge reduced it from reckless to just speeding 20 over and a small fine and that was it! No suspended license, no jail time! I was ecstatic!! I highly recommend Matt Ballard to anyone. He helped me out tremendously. Thanks again Matt!
Posted by anonymous
I am so ecstatic with the outcome of my case, choosing Mr. Ballard to represent me was the best decision I made regarding this DUI charge. He was able to bring down my charges, something I honestly thought would be impossible. I was so set on the worst outcome of the situation, but he did his job amazingly, despite the fact that I hired him with out much time until my court date (something I DO NOT recommend doing). He is professional and makes you feel comfortable about openly discussing all aspects of the case. He also seems to care for the best interest of his clients. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone. I could not be more pleased with the outcome as a whole.