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Having a competent defense attorney involved in your case as early as possible can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. As a former Assistant Prosecutor in Lake County Ohio, I have experience with the strategies used by prosecutors to pursue their cases. As a member of the Ohio Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, I take my profession seriously and constantly stay up to date with the latest case law and trial strategies. I can put my skills and experience to work for you.


I would be happy to meet with you to discuss the details of your case. There is no commitment on your part, and my initial consultation is always free. Feel free to call my office at (440) 241-4237 and speak with me directly to set up an appointment.




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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Divorce: 25%



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Contact info

Law Office of Matthew Bangerter - Cleveland

1360 West 9th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44113

Law Office of Matthew Bangerter - Mentor

4080 Erie Street
Willoughby, OH, 44094



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2017
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2014
President's AwardLake County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Acting JudgeMentor Municipal Court2016 - Present
OwnerBangerter Law, LLC2010 - Present
Legal InternLake County Public Defender's Office2007 - 2007
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyLake County Prosecutor's Office2007 - 2009
Legal InternLegal Aid Society Of Cleveland2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lake County Bar AssociationChairman, Criminal Justice Committee2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Lake County Public Defender CommissionMember2014 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Geauga County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Ohio Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-Chair, Amicus Committee2012 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Painesville Municipal CourtCase dismissed at State's expense
Euclid Municipal CourtDriving Under Suspension dismissed, Drug Possession reduced to Disorderly Conduct.
11th District Court of AppealsSentence vacated, case remanded for resentencing
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar AssociationWhat Are My Miranda Rights2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterLawJ.D.2007
Case Western Reserve UniversityBiologyOther - Bachelors1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rotary Club of MentorDefending the Guilty2014
LCCDLA Annual Criminal Defense SeminarFrom Trial to Appeal to Retrial2014
Guest Lecturer, Government, ITT TechThe Bill of Rights2013
Guest Lecturer, Composition II, ITT TechProfessional Research, Writing and Composition2010