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Matt Eichelberger

Criminal defense Attorney at Jackson, MS

5.0   8 reviews

also known as J. Matthew Eichelberger

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 18 years
    Mississippi - MS 20 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matt

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Passionately concerned with the rights of those accused of crimes, I stand up for those our society seeks to punish.  I specialize in the defense of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges and asserting the civil rights of citizens abused by our criminal justice system.

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Eichelberger Law Firm, PLLC
308 E Pearl St
Suite 201
Jackson, MS, 39201

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5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Ian | March 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defense Attorney
Matt has represented me on multiple occasions and has always been extremely professional and knowledgeable about the law. He made me very comfortable in any decision making that was required. I would not hesitate to recommend Matt to anyone looking for an complete and knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by Malcolm | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Law Firm Ever!!!
Matt is a GREAT Lawyer that knows his stuff! He truly represented me well, and worked confidently to get my charges dropped. He was very friendly and competent! If you looking for a Law Firm that will fight tiredlessly for you with no prejudice, please contact Eichelberger!!
Posted by Mark | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reassuring and calming every time I started freaking out!
Matt and his team were amazing from day one to the end of my trial. So calming and reassuring any time I called with questions or concerns or fears. They always talked to my family and me in terms we could understand rather than using legal jargon. And would explain any answers as many times as necessary until I got it. So grateful for the Eichelberger team. I've recommended them many times and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
I found the right attorney in Matt Eichelberger.
When a legal problem put my kids in jeopardy, I needed a good attorney fast. Looking for a lawyer online felt risky, but I absolutely found the right counsel in Matt Eichelberger. He spoke with me as soon as I called and made me feel things were going to be okay. Then he fixed the problem. Matt's a straight shooter. He knows what he's talking about. Most importantly, he’s effective. If I ever need legal help again, I'm calling Matt.
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Posted by Brittany | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Representation
Matt has excellent knowledge of the law and all the possible outcomes. He was extremely competent in court. He argued my side with a successful dismissal of all charges. I would definitely recommend Matt and I am beyond thankful I hired him to represent me.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2014
Excellent and personable lawyer
Matt helped me through a tough time. I went to him in distress after getting a DUI, and he sat down and talked with me for over an hour and helped calm me down. I loved the fact that he was straight forward and never promised anything he knew he couldn't control. Anytime I called he was very quick to return my calls, and his staff is top of the line as well!
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2014
Matt saved our family
In a legal system full of "check the box" mentality, Matt Eichelberger cares about the truth. When our family came under attack, Matt stepped in and heard our side of the story, balanced against the facts of the case, and he walked fearlessly along with us until the court system's error was revealed. We shudder to think of what would have happened to us without his counsel and expertise. Our case was unique in many aspects and involved a family court component in which he liaised with our family law attorney. He was invaluable in both sets of proceedings. We pray you never find yourself in the dire situation of needing a criminal defense attorney, but if you do, we strongly recommend you speak with Matt Eichelberger - immediately.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2012
Excellent Experience
During one of the worst times of my life, Matt helped make me feel at ease. He not only made me feel more confident in the system, he took care of everything! I couldn't think of a better attorney and counselor.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • The Eichelberger Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Eichelberger & Lee, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Hinds County Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2010


  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Mississippi College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stanley Dewayne Cole v. State of Mississippi
  • Reversed and remanded for new trial
  • State of Mississippi v. Jeremy Blake Bowlin
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Mississippi v. Jerron Gray
  • Not Guilty


  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • Chair, New Lawyers Division
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Mississippi Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • High School Mock Trial Competition State Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Mississippi Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • High School Mock Trial Competition Jackson Regional Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • 2013
  • New Lawyer of the Year
  • Mississippi Association for Justice
  • 2012


Speaking Engagements

  • MPDA CLE Conference
  • Dr. Steven Hayne: How to Fight Back
  • N/A
  • MAJ Mid-Year Convention
  • Setting Up a Law Office: Low-Cost, High-Reward Tech
  • N/A
  • Chapter Meeting
  • Voir Dire
  • N/A
  • Annual Litigation Section CLE Seminar
  • Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Beyond his excellent legal skills, he is a wonderful and caring human being."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a very dedicated and thorough lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an exceptional advocate for his clients. When I was a prosecutor, I always knew I could rely on everything Matt told me. His integrity and reputation worked to the benefit of his clients in every case we were opposed on."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Early in my career, I represented a couple in a Family Law case which had an unfortunate criminal element, and my clients made the wise decision to hire Matt to mount their defense. I could not have been more impressed. So, in the years since, I have directed all in need of Matt's talents in his direction. Anyone in the unfortunate position of needing a criminal defense attorney should contact him immediately and consider it a blessing if they are able to retain his firm's services. He is a master at his craft."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt Eichelberger. He is one of the most talented criminal defense lawyers around, and is tough as nails in the courtroom. Lance Mixon"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Matt by reputation in the criminal defense attorney community, and as co-counsel in civil matters. For having practiced for just around 10 years, it is impressive and almost unbelieveable that Matt has the reputation of a seasoned, veteran attorney. If you looked at his resume, you'd have thought he had been practicing for 35 years. Just shows how good he really is. Harder working than anyone you know, and makes a very convincing argument. He's tried more serious criminal cases than most lawyers in Mississippi. I cannot endorse anyone more highly."
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Jackson Criminal defense Lawyer Matt Eichelberger
Matt Eichelberger
Criminal defense Attorney
Jackson, MS
Licensed for 20 years
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