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Matthew A Baldridge

Criminal defense Attorney at Madison, MS

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    With the experience of having tried more than twenty jury trials to verdict, Matt isn't afraid to go to trial if needed. And, given his courtroom success, when he negotiates with prosecutors, he is taken seriously. We are aggressively focused on winning for you.

    17 years, 600 cases

  2. Family
    There are two main ways for a divorce case to resolved. You either settle or go to trial. And, even if you don't intend to go to trial, you need a lawyer who can try your case, and who can try it well. Real trial lawyers get respect when means you get results. We handle contested and joint divorce, custody issues, paternity actions, modifications, contempt actions, and much more!

    17 years, 101 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    As a business owner, you need someone who is in your corner, but knows how to fight once it's time to get into the center of the ring. We have tried over twenty cases to verdict. We know how to win.

    17 years, 50 cases

  4. Estate planning
    Need a will drafted, power of attorney, trust, or healthcare directive? Matt can help.

    17 years, 50 cases

I was born in Colorado and raised in Oklahoma.  After moving to Mississippi to attend Bible College in 1998, I later transitioned into secular college where I began pursuing my law degree.  I graduated from Mississippi State with a bachelors in business administration in 2004, and from Mississippi College School of Law in 2007.  I worked for and trained under Attorney John Colette for 3 years before starting my own practice at the end of 2010. 


In my spare time, when I have spare time, I enjoy flying single engine airplanes and playing drums for my church band.  I also speak frequently at various CLE events throughtout the State of Mississippi, and have volunteered as a judge at multiple mock trial competitions for the past 8 years. 


My wife and I have 4 children and live in Madison, Mississippi. 



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Baldridge Law Firm, PLLC
736 Magnolia St.
Ste. C
Madison, MS, 39110

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Linda | August 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Matt recently represented my son in a difficult custody battle. He worked diligently to ensure the best possible outcome. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate. I recommend him wholeheartedly!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2023
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Works hard for you!
Went through a very had time with my marriage being over. You need a professional in your court and Mr. Baldridge is the attorney for you. He has a really good relationship with the courts and knows the inner workings and can help guide you to the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2023
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Matt is the best attorney in Madison county. I had gone through three different attorneys who could not help me and then I hired Matt. He did in one month what it took four years for the others to do!
Posted by Kristen | November 22, 2019
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An Attorney Who Fights To Win!
Excellent attorney, to say the least! Matt is very upfront, honest, quick minded and two steps ahead. To say that he is "aggressive" and "fights to win" would be a huge understatement, in my personal opinion. I chose him over other highly respected attorneys, and I am so happy I did. Not only did he win our case in a time frame almost unheard of, he fought for justice and turned broken into whole. I have yet to see attorneys on tv fight a case like Matt Baldridge in a courtroom; he is definitely someone you want on YOUR side! He answered all of my questions, texts, and calls in an extremely timely manner, and reassured me at THE most difficult time of my life. I cannot say enough good about him!
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2017
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Matthew Baldridge was extremely efficient,professional, and ethical throughout this entire process. It was a mentally and emotionally straining ordeal for me, and he was there to listen to me as if I were his only client. He never once made me feel like a burden or like my situation was not real or important. He was honest about situations and what the odds are. He always had my best interest. He's not afraid of a challenge, but he will never jump in without having facts calculated and making sure everything is in order. It was definitely a stressful case for him, as well, and my gratitude for him being my voice will never be able to be put into words. All I can say is I highly recommend him. Along this journey I found a quote, "Pride is focuses on WHO is right, humility focuses on WHAT is right." Matthew is truly one of the most humble souls I've come across in life, which was refreshing. He kept a calm demeanor throughout, even when buttons were pushed. He will represent you well and leave your faith restored in the justice system and in humanity.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2016
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Great attorney
Matt was hired towards the end of a custody battle I had been fighting for almost a year. With the amount of time and amount of information he had during our proceeding, I was impressed. What I liked most, is that he was very honest about my chances due to the GAL's recommendation, regardless of how one sided it was. He listened to me and voiced his concerns as opposed to just listening and saying we will win. He was honest, and he is a good man outside of a court room, which in my opinion always says a lot about how an attorney practices and handles himself in a courtroom. Overall I have been very pleased with his representation. I think we could have prepared a bit more, however, it was hard to explain the depth of my case in one sitting. We were given a strict amount of time to work with, and I was very pleased.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2014
Matthew A Baldridge
Matt handled my case with efficiency and professionalism that I was very impressed with. Also I did not feel like a client that was just another number, he truly cares about his clients and takes pride in his job.
Posted by CBK | June 26, 2014
Excellent Corporate/Healthcare Law Attorney
Mr. Baldridge represents my healthcare company comprised of approximately 1,200 employees in various areas including employment liability, nursing home acquisition, hiring/firing best practices and healthcare law compliance. He is very ethical, professional, knowledgable, responsive and innovative in his approach. I highly recommend Mr. Baldridge and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2014
Highly recommend
Although my case has not been to court, nor settled yet, I am pleased with the way Matt has handled it this far. He is quick to reply to an email and keep me updated with developments. He also puts my mind at ease when things begin to become stressful.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2012
Very Highly Recommended
I used Matt in my custody case against my Child's Mother. Matt acted quickly and had a Court hearing on the third business day after our meeting and re-united me with my daughter.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Madison
  • 2022 - Present
  • Owner
  • Baldridge Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Young, Wells Williams
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Colette & Associates
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Edward A. Williamson Law Firm
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Paralegal
  • The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm
  • 2002 - 2007
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  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Mississippi State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brittani Rotolo Martin f/k/a Brittani Col Rotolo and Blaine Boudreaux v. Dana Falcon and Michael Falcon
  • Reversed


  • Madison County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Chairman
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Capital Area Bar Association, Small Firm Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminient Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Best of the Best, Attorneys
  • Mississippi Business Journal
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • Divorce Law Bootcamp
  • 2016
  • MS Association of Paralegals Monthy CLE
  • Marry Yourself to Divorce Law
  • 2016
  • Mississippi PD Fall Conference
  • Technology In A Law Practice: Let It Flow
  • 2015
  • Mississippi Association for Justice Conference
  • Technology in a Law Practice: Let It Flow
  • 2015
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Conference
  • Managing a Law Practice With Technology
  • 2014
  • Mississippi Public Defenders Association Conference
  • Technology In The Courtroom
  • 2014
  • Mississippi Association for Justice CLE
  • Apps In The Courtroom
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Matthew
Unknown Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt's family law clients can count on strong advocacy and attention to detail, coupled with an emphasis on amicable resolution through negotiation. His approach is calm and deliberate in a practice area full of conflict."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a good attorney, who strives to provide first rate representation to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for several years and I consider him to be an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I have recommended clients to him when I had a conflict of interest and he has always done an excellent job ."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for nearly four years now, seeing him mostly in various courtrooms in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties. It is easy for me to endorse Matt and his abilities as a trial lawyer. Like Matt, I sometimes seem to spend the majority of my waking hours in a courtroom somewhere! That is where the best trial lawyers are born and bred - in the courtroom. He has offered his assistance to me in the past, and I have offered mine to him, regarding criminal law and procedure issues. It is easy to see that Matt is dedicated and disciplined, and much like me, I think he sees the practice of law as not just "a job," or not necessarily just "work." Rather, we view what we do as "a way of life" in a profession that has a foundation focused on helping others in a complex and very demanding system known as the court system. Based on all that I know about Matt and his abilities, I wholeheartedly endorse him. Lance Mixon"
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