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Matt comes to the field of law from a career as a military policeman in the US Army. After starting as a private, Matt worked his way up the ranks to retire as a major after 23 years of service that included assignments in Texas, North Carolina, and Italy to name a few. Matt commanded one of the first units to respond to the attacks on September 11, 2001 while stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. On December 24, 2001, Matt deployed along with 182 airborne and air assault troopers as commander of the Army’s only airborne and air assault Military Police Company in the world. After returning from Afghanistan, Matt accepted a teaching assignment at The Ohio State University teaching Army ROTC and remained teaching for OSU’s International Studies Department after he retired from the military.

Matt is a January 2012 graduate of Capital University Law School where he earned his JD and was twice presented with an award for best student in his class. After completing law school in just 2 ½ years, Matt finished his LLM in Taxation in May 2012 while studying for the bar exam. Matt was sworn in May of 2012 and has been practicing law ever since.

As a retired soldier and paratrooper, Matt has a particular interest and passion for helping his fellow veterans. Recognizing a need for estate planning services in his community, along with the ability to help with the VA application processes, Matt decided to strike out on his own and open Donald Law Office.

Matt’s awards and recognition include, the Bronze Start, Meritorious Service Medal (3d awd), Army Commendation Medal (2d awd), Army Achievement Medal (6th awd), Master Parachutist, Air Assault Badge, German Military Efficiency Badge (Gold), Venezuelan Jump Wings, Distinguished Honor Graduate in both his Officer Basic and Officer Advance Courses (1st in class).

Matt’s education and other recognition include several honor societies for academics,   a BA in Criminal Justice, an MA in Business Org and Security Management, JD in Law, LLM in Taxation. Donald Law Office also has the distinction of being recognized as Lawyer’s With Purpose member of the month for the month of February 2013.

Matt and his wife Sherri have been married for 18 years and have been happy to call Baltimore home for the past 10 years. Together they are the proud parents of three gifted and wonderful children.


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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 30%
    4 years, 50 cases
  2. Elder Law: 30%
    4 years, 50 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 30%
    4 years, 50 cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    4 years, 10 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (90 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Louis Motta

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a very competent and professional Estate Planning and Elder law attorney. He also has a wealth of knowledge in the area of Veteran's Benefits.


    Joseph Motta Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dimitrios Nikolaos Makridis

    Matt is as a good a person as he is a lawyer. He is a leader, compassionate, and quick on his feet. I HIGHLY recommend Matt for anyone looking for help with asset protection, estate planning, and veteran's benefits.


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Contact info

Donald Law Office LLC

600 W Market St
Suite D
Baltimore, OH, 43105-1176


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member of the MonthLawyers With Purpose2013
Distinguished Honor GraduateUS ArmyN/A
Venezuelan Jump WingsUS ArmyN/A
German Military Efficiency Badge (Gold)US ArmyN/A
Air Assault BadgeUS ArmyN/A
Master ParachutistUS ArmyN/A
Army Achievement MedalUS ArmyN/A
Army Commendation MedalUS ArmyN/A
Meritorious Service MedalUS ArmyN/A
Bronze StarUS ArmyN/A
First in ClassUS ArmyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyDonald Law Office, LLC2012 - Present
ProfessorOhio State University2002 - 2012
MajorUS Army1985 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysAttorney Member2015 - Present
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (Ohio chapter)Attorney Member2012 - Present
Lawyers With PurposeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
VA Pension BenefitsFull VA Pension Benefits Awarded
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Capital University Law SchoolTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2012
Laclede School of LawBusiness Org and Security ManagementMA - Masters2003
Mount Saint Mary's UniversityCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Webinar - Veteran's BenefitsVeteran's BenefitsN/A
Columbus CLE - Veteran's BenefitsVeteran's BenefitsN/A
Cleveland CLE - Veteran's BenefitsVeteran's BenefitsN/A
CLE - Veteran's BenefitsVeteran's BenefitsN/A
CLE - VA BenefitsVA BenefitsN/A
CLE - Medicaid, Beyond the Basics, Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid Post ElibilityMedicaid, Beyond the Basics, Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid Post EligibilityN/A