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Matthew Aaron Mishak

Family Attorney at Elyria, OH

4.9   82 reviews

also known as Matt Mishak, Mishak Law


Licensed for 16 years

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    35%

    12 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%

    15 years, 10,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%

    15 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Business
    10%

    15 years, 50 cases

OVER FIFTEEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

THOUSANDS OF CASES HANDLED

SEASONED TRIAL ATTORNEY 

FORMER CHIEF PROSECUTOR

TOP 10% OF LAW SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS

For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for easing the lives of others by helping them tackle their problems. Knowledge of the law and stakeholders is the essential tool for solving complex problems. I love getting my clients results. A great result can be a new lease on life. I look forward to working with you. 

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Licensed for 16 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/07/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Mishak Law - North Ridgeville
Mishak Law - Amherst
199 N. Leavitt Rd.
Suite 200
Amherst, OH, 44001
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  82 customer reviews
Posted by Harry | June 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Very good lawyer was very well prepared for my case. I would highly recommend using his services.
Posted by paul | December 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
best lawyer in town
matt mishak was very pleasant to deal with. he really knows his stuff. price is very reasonable. if i have to use an attorney in the near future im giving matt a call without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Matt walked me through everything pertaining to my divorce! He's knowledgeable and kind! His office staff is outstanding and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney!
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Attorney Mishak is the best lawyer in Lorain County. It you want to win your case, give him a call at 440-678-0000.
Posted by Lisa | June 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome job!!!!
Matt is a very reputable attorney who is a “go getter” and works hard to get a good end result. Each time I reached out, he was quick to respond. I highly recommend
Posted by Jeff | June 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Matt and his team are straight forward and responsive in their communication. They’re courteous & professional, and work tirelessly to get the best outcome for you. Matt is very knowledgeable and is well experienced in practicing law. My ex made a fairly simple divorce turn into something worse than a nightmare. Matt and his team went through everything step by step and handled every problem that the ex created with the upmost professionalism. He even complimented me on being over prepared at times!
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Posted by Danielle | June 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Service
Matt and his team are second to none!! I’m the type that likes to know all the things and ask all the questions. I was never made to feel as if I was being a pain, worrying too much or asking too many questions. They are all very kind and patient and willing to answer any questions I had or take the time to explain things. Matt is very attentive and willing to work with his clients to get them whatever it is that is needed while not at the expense of exceptional service! He’s also quite funny which always makes for a fun conversation when some conversations aren’t so fun! Cannot recommend Matt and his team more! I assure you that you will not be disappointed to have them represent you.
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Posted by Christopher | April 15, 2021
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Child custody
Matt was great! My case was very difficult and Matt always acted with the utmost professionalism and respect. He was always available for consultation and worked extremely hard to reach a positive resolution.
Posted by Tia | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every cent!!
I hired attorney Mishak for a custody case that I had previously spent 3 years on with 2 separate attorney’s and still felt my children were not protected and I was completely misrepresented. Attorney Mishak is amazing!! He was able to get emergency custody immediately. We did have some set backs in court but I can honestly say I feel like attorney Mishak not only represented me better than the other attorney’s but he actually cares about the situation. He is very up front and honest, he takes the time to talk to you until you understand not talk at you, he listens, and you can honestly feel his passion to do what’s right. I hired him because of reviews I read,(that were completely true!!!), I promise, he is worth every cent and he WILL go above and beyond for his clients!! His staff are amazing people as well!!! Mark and Karen are absolute gems!!! I have never felt so comfortable in an attorney’s office before. I felt as if everyone worked together and they were prepared. No one wants to be in a situation where you need an attorney, but if you do, after having the worst ever experiences with other attorney’s, I can honestly say with no hesitation, attorney Matthew Mishak is willing to put the work in and I trust him 100%!! I have found an attorney that I will not only use, but highly recommend for legal needs who is more than willing to fight for his clients. He is honestly God sent!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
Very patient and understanding attorney. Highly recommend. He cares about his clients and his cases and will do the best he can to make sure that his client/s are satisfied with certain decision. He consults and will make sure he gives you the best advice he can. I give him a thumbs up.
Posted by Dan | March 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phone consultation
Had a great conversation over the phone with Michael about our situation he explained everything very well went over the things we could do listen to our questions and answer them very personable Matt and his staff were great
Posted by Dagmar A. Temple | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jessica Camargo Attorney
Mrs Camrgo is a wonderful attorney!!! I'm so very grateful I was connected with her through the the Lorain County Bar Association. She is very empathetic and does her absolute best when she works on a case. I wish more attorneys were like her and she definitely leads by example. She treated me like a friend and I will be forever grateful for this because even the most straight forward divorce is difficult and can be emotionally very taxing. She definitely eased this process. Thank you Jessica Camargo for all you have done!!! Her associates are very professional and listen. Great people.
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Posted by Thomas | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second to none!
I have been a client of Matt's for 3 years. Everything from a CPO through my divorce. Matt and his entire staff are second to none. No stone left unturned. Very personal and professional especially in tough times with my case. The fees were very reasonable and easy to work with. No matter what kind of legal assistance, it would be a mistake not to talk to Matt. It doesn't get any better.
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Posted by Lisa | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I needed a record sealed. Matt was kind, honest and fair in how he handled my case. I felt I was in great hands. The communication throughout the process was consistent and much appreciated.
Posted by Ryan | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The attorney you will want and need
Attorney Matthew A. Mishak is truly one of a kind. He listens for facts and feelings no matter what your circumstance may be. He truly wants to know who you are and not just what your case is. I required a competent, confident and determined attorney. Hiring Matthew was a blessing as he met all these things and so much more! He displayed poise and the confidence which was needed for my case. Ultimately attorney Mishak provided to me the results I was seeking. True professional and a must hire!
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Posted by Shea | March 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful. Professional. Resourceful.
My initial consultation with Mr. Mishak was incredibly helpful. I appreciated his consideration regarding my circumstances, thoroughly listening to me while discussing details, along with his familiarization of materials provided to him regarding my situation. The advice he gave was thoughtful, reasoned, and very beneficial to the beginnings of some positive solutions. He was patient, professional, and very responsive all around.
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Posted by Victoria | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Amazing
Matt and Marc have been Amazing! Marc has been keeping in touch with me and setting up all my calls with Matt. He responds quickly to any of my emails and all my questions. They have worked with my schedule since I work until 5 every day. I couldn’t as for a better contact team and for people to be willing to help. They also explain every detail so you understand the steps. Overall they’re Awesome! I appreciate them both so much
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and thorough
Matt was very patient and easy to talk to. Gave great advice and works hard for his client. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Lindsey | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Matt was very easy to get ahold of and talk to it. He was also very professional and knowledgeable. My case was fast paced and Matt was prepared for everything. I had a good outcome because of him and would never hire anyone else.
Response from Matthew Mishak January 11, 2021
Thank you, Lindsey, for the review and trusting me to represent your attorney.
Posted by Justin | January 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Solved my problems
There whole team is amazing highly recommend best customer service i have dealt with
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Matthew A. Mishak, LLC.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chief Prosecutor/Prosecutor
  • City of Elyria Prosecutor's Office
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lorain County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Judicial Externship
  • United States Federal Courts
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Reminger & Reminger Co Lpa
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • David M. Meyers University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Northern Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Association (NOUASA)
  • Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lorain County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Lorain County Township Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Pro Bono and Community Service Award
  • Dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • 2006

Publications

  • Cities and Villages
  • Drone Law in Ohio: What Law Directors and Prosecutors Need to Know
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (25)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a criminal defense attorney, I have had Matt on the other side, representing the state, when Matt was a prosecutor for the City of Elyria. Even though we were adversaries, Matt was always professional and well-prepared. I have observed Matt in private practice. Matt zealously fights for his client. Matt does not back down when the going gets tough. Attorney Mishak is loyal to his clients and advocates for their rights."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Matt when he was a city prosecutor. He was a zealous advocate and always willing to do the work to get the result he desired."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have seen Matt Mishak as few other lawyers have. Seated across the courtroom at the opposing trial table. Matt is bright, aggressive and a student of the law. He was not afraid to go toe to toe with this old, wily trial lawyer. He won some points and so did I. We came away bruised, but neither beaten. Need a criminal TRIAL lawyer in Lorain County? Matt is a great choice."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly Recommended"
Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to know and work with Matt in a professional capacity for over a decade. He is a dedicated advocate on behalf of his clients. Whether it is a phone call or an in-person meeting, Matt's passion and work ethic, along with his goal-oriented approach to addressing each client's legal matter(s), reflect his character and commitment to helping "people" in this fast-paced world we live in today. Without question, when I need a solid legal opinion that I can unequivocally rely on, I call Matt!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Easily, I endorse this lawyer. Matt was the chief prosecutor for the City of Elyria for quite some time. In that job, he was ALWAYS professional, courteous & prepared. Those are the qualities that all excellent attorneys possess. Without any hesitation, I would highly recommend Matt Mishak as an attorney in all matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Mishak was the prosecuting attorney in an OVI case I was defending. He was fair with my client, and obviously very knowledgeable about the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very learned in criminal law. Very professional every time I had a criminal case and he was the prosecutor I was dealing with. Very open policy with discovery. Is willing to take a step back to analyze the case from the criminal defense lawyer's perspective and the defendant to get a better understanding of all sides."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Attorney Mishak when he was working at the city prosecutor's office. He is an experienced and intelligent attorney who is passionate about practicing law and serving his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Being a pioneer in Drone Law, Matt has demonstrated that he is not afraid to explore new areas of law, including the use of drones for business. This type of leadership is key to great representation."
General practice Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former Civil Assistant County Prosecutor and high volume Criminal Assistant Municipal Court Prosecutor, Matt will bring both experience and knowledge to the bar and his client base."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Matt when he was a prosecutor with the City of Elyria. He was very zealous in his pursuit of justice. Now that he has left the Law Department he brings that zeal, energy and experience to his Criminal Defense clients. Since he just starting out in private practice I would consider him one of the best kept secrets in Lorain County."
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Elyria Family Lawyer Matthew Aaron Mishak
Matthew Aaron Mishak
Family Attorney
Elyria, OH
Licensed for 16 years