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Matthew Jared Crigger

Family Attorney at Brentwood, TN

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2011
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Matthew Crigger, a native of middle Tennessee, opend Matthew J. Crigger PLC in 2014 after working for the Cool Springs Law Firm, formerly Todd Moore PLC, as an associate for two years.  Pior to entering the practice of law, Matthew Crigger clerked for the circuit judges of the 21st Judicial District, Judge Robbie Beal, Judge Tim Easter, Judge Jim Martin, and Judge Derek Smith.  

Matthew graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in May 2011, where he served as a Notes Editor on the Law Review Editorial Board and was an award-winning mock trial participant and moot court participant.  After his second year of law school, Matthew gained invaluable experience in the field of criminal law while interning with the Kim Helper and the 21st Judicial District’s District Attorney’s Office.  After taking the bar examination, Matthew interned with the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility before beginning his clerkship with the 21st District’s judges.
Matthew’s areas of practice include criminal defense and civil litigation.  Matthew also represents clients in family-related matters, including divorce and juvenile criminal defense.  Matthew represents clients in trial courts across middle Tennessee and in the Court of Appeals and Court of Criminal Appeals.  Matthew has tried cases in general sessions court, circuit court, and juvenile court.   

When not in court or at the office, Matthew enjoys the outdoors, running, and following baseball.  Matthew lives in Nolensville, Tennessee with his wife Brandy.  He volunteers his time with the Brentwood Historic Commission.

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Matthew J. Crigger PLC
5214 Maryland Way
Suite 402
Brentwood, TN, 37027


4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by Kaitlyn | March 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
Mr. Crigger was able to work with the district attorney in Nashville to get my case reduced down from a possible DUI charge to a reckless driving charge with the argument of lack of proof for conviction. He was more than accommodating when meeting with me between consultation and being hired to fit my busy schedule. Mr. Crigger stayed in touch with me throughout the whole 3.5 month process of the case keeping me updated on every step and advancement so I never felt in the dark about what was to come. He was easy to talk to and put my trust into to case the case resolved the most favorable way possible.
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Posted by Matt | November 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
100% success rate for me thanks to Matthew !
I was the victim of some unfortunate circumstances from April to September of this year . All three events required me to need legal assistance . Matthew was referred to me by a friend , and he was as professional as I could have asked for . He helped me to win all three of my cases . I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2015
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Very helpful
Mr. Crigger has adeptly guided my family over the last couple of years through some of life's most traumatic and tragic experiences. Not only has he provided accurate advice on how to proceed in divorce, foreclosure, death, estates, and wills, but he also took the time to establish a plan for our specific needs. He made sure he understood what we wanted accomplished, and he thoroughly explained what we needed to do to best meet those goals. We always received a timely response to our questions and concerns. Obviously, we retained multiple lawyers during these many circumstances, and many times, Mr. Crigger was the only attorney who gave us the correct advice, and expected outcomes.
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Posted by Gregory | September 9, 2013
The One To Use
Mr. Crigger was very kind to handle my case. He helped me through the whole process. I couldn't thank him enough for being there for me. I would recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Chris | September 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Worked Hard to get us a Good Settlement
Matthew worked hard with us to get us a fair settlement. We had to take our neighbors to court over many trees of ours that they had cut down.....It took several months, but Matthew was able to get us a very fair settlement right before the court date.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2015
I hired Matthew Crigger to represent me in my divorce and child custody case. Need less to say, I changed attorneys before we even stated negotiations on my divorce because his representation in my custody case for a parenting plan was extremely poor. All he did was push paperwork. I felt as if I was always telling him how to represent me instead of the other way around. It is an awful feeling to go to court knowing you are up against your spouse, her attorney and your own attorney. He was not an advocate for me. Divorce is stressful enough but even more so when children are involved. If you want a fair and fighting chance, I would not recommend Matthew Crigger. He simply is not experienced enough, especially against an aggressive attorney who knows their stuff.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Matthew J. Crigger PLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • 21st Judicial District Circuit Judges
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Todd Moore PLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • University of Memphis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Ronald Lampley v. Town of Chapel Hill, et al.
  • Trial Court Affirmed


  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Procedure
  • Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law
  • 2011
  • Best Motion-Mock Trial
  • Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law Moot Court Board
  • 2011


Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is great to work with and excellent at his job!"
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"My first experience with this attorney was as opposing counsel. During the trial it was apparent that he was well prepared and had a clear handle on the issue of law before the Court. He was thorough and clearly aware of the facts pertaining to the issue at hand. He did an excellent job for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer and a great guy!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is fearless in the courtroom and gets great results for his clients. Due to his experience and knowldwfe, he knows the law as well as anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an accomplished lawyer with a great combination of skills. Your'e in good hands with Matt and I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is an extremely smart individual that has a firm grasp on the nuances of criminal defense law and general civil litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt Crigger without hesitation. Matt has a sharp mind and an awareness of fairness that is admirable. Regardless of one's legal issue, a consultation with Matt will be beneficial to peer or client."
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