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William Matthew Tinch

Personal injury Attorney at Middletown, OH

4.6   19 reviews

also known as Matt Tinch, William Tinch

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2011
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details

About William

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Matt was born in Springboro, Ohio, and spent most of his childhood growing up in Franklin, Ohio. After graduating from Franklin High School, and starting out at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, Matt graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences. He then ventured to Lynchburg, Virginia where he earned his Juris Doctor from Liberty University. Matt's desire to practice law led him back home to serve the people of his local communities.

Prior to coming to Kirby, Thomas & Brandenburg, Matt took a position with the local firm West & Hurley Co., L.P.A., one of the largest bankruptcy firms between Dayton and Cincinnati, where, after obtaining his Federal Bar license for the Southern District of Ohio, Matt regularly attended hearings for the firm, while handling many of the post-Confirmation issues within the firm's Chapter 13 practice.

Matt then transitioned to Managing Attorney for Jacoby & Meyers Law, L.L.P. in Cincinnati, Ohio, America's largest full service law firm. While at the Cincinnati office of Jacoby & Meyers Law, L.L.P., Matt oversaw the management of the Dayton, Ohio and Middletown, Ohio branches, as well as meeting with clients and handling a large caseload.

Matt has been married to his bride, Janelle, for 6 years, and they have a two baby-girls, Kennedy Blaire and Parker Leigh.

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Tinch Law
301 North Breiel Boulevard
Middletown, OH, 45042


4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Sheri | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect Attorney
I have been too many attorneys in the area. Many didn't want to work with me. My first impression of Matt Tinch, was that he cared. He cared about me. A refreshing change. He answered my questions and put me on the right path. I highly recommend him to everyone. He has became my attorney for life.
Posted by Bryan | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Caring
Mr. Tinch is very thorough, honest and caring. He will not just tell you what you want to hear. He puts his heart into his clients cases and fights harder than any other attorney I can think of. For example... I had a case for a traffic violation recently and Mr. Tinch got me the deal i never thought i could get. No matter what the situation is, if you need legal representation or advice i highly recommend William Mathew Tinch
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Posted by Kristen | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
For any legal needs I would highly recommend Matthew Tinch!!!
First off, I have been reading all of his reviews before finally hiring him to help me. I contacted Matt via email, and the response was immediate! Not only did he respond promptly to my initial web accessed information but asked , the same day, when we could talk or meet. It was then I knew Matthew tinch was my guy. I had previously called 3 separate law firms in search of the personal care that I felt was acceptable to my circumstance within price range. I felt not only uneasy about the others, but the ethics, compassion, empathy, and general human relations just we're not there. After 5 minutes on the phone with Matt he assured me everything was going to be fine, he has my back and he will see it all the way through! Not only were my expectations met, but exceeded! I would text at random hours of the day for a quick question. He on numerous accounts not only answered my questions but also knew every step of what I would ask next and was promp in relaying all information to me! I would highly recommend this attorney!!!!! At this time in my life not only did he save me from thousands of dollars, but his true genuine spirit made me believe he is my friend. Attorneys at times get a bad reputation for doing whatever it takes for the money. Not this one, compassion, understanding and empathy proceed his genuine character!
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Posted by Patrick M. | August 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Found my Lawyer for life, just hope I don't have to use him. But he's there just in case.
I've had bad experiences with a couple of lawyers before. So when I was told by the city that I had to hire a lawyer to file a small claims case against State Farm, when the other guy was cited, I was irked. I dragged my feet, cause I was looking for the right lawyer, one that I could trust. I saw the big ads from the tv and got the ambulance chasers sending me all their ads. I just didn't trust them at all. Anyway I explained to him that a guy ran a yield in front of me and tried to claim his vehicle was stalling out. He got the citation and was taken to jail on outstanding warrants. State Farm then denied the claim saying that they feel that I was partly to blame for the accident. Though they did not elaborate as to what my part of the accident I played. Matt explained that since I only had liability insurance that it was a ploy by State Farm knowing that I had no lawyer helping me. Then he suggested for the amount of the claim that I would be better off filing the claim in small claims court. The attorneys that I would have paid versus the amount that I would have gotten back from the claim would not be financially smart. I had told him that I tried, but the city told me that I couldn't file a small claim versus an Insurance company. I then asked can't I roll my attorney fees into my court case, since I was being forced to hire an attorney. He said you can, but it's never a guarantee that I would be able to get those fees out of the claim and probably wasn't going to happen in a case where the claim was in the range of small claims. He then excused himself to call my city court. He told to show him the statue which forbid people from filing claims against insurance companies. When he came back, he explained that the city made a mistake and that I could file a claim after all. He then even told me how to file a claim in which I could even get a chance at a default judgement in my favor. I had to go to the secretary of state web site and find the registered agent for State Farm and list him as the defendant as well. He didn't have to do that! Any other lawyer could have taken my $1500 then went to court and won my case for $2000. Then I would still have $1500 in damages to my vehicle. By doing it myself, I can get 100% of my claim to fix my vehicle. He said he's a Christian and prefers to sleep at night with a clear conscientious and I believe him. So much so, that I referred him to my nephew and his ex-girlfriend in a custody case. I wouldn't put family at risk if I thought any different. Ironically my nephews mother and his ex-girlfriend where looking for lawyers and the mother liked a website for lawyers strictly because it looked good to her. DON'T CHOOSE A LAWYER LIKE THAT RESEARCH AND READ REVIEWS. I made that mistake twice. Patrick M.
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Posted by Billy | April 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer experience ever
Mr Tinch represented me on a charge im not proud to say ive had my share of lawyers in my life and for the first time i felt like i was being represented by someone who cared about me i was not just another number for him i was family or should say i felt like i was he would talk to me all hours of the day or night he done his job to the fullest and went above and beyond the case was dismissed i was in shock but it was only because of how good Mr Tinch was at his job i hope i dont get in trouble anymore but if i was to he is the only attorney i would use.
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Posted by Clay | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney!
Mr. Tinch recently represented me in a family matter and I could not be more pleased with the experience. He answered any question I had and always returned my calls in a timely manner. Mr. Tinch helped me through a very tough time and couldn't have been nicer. Needless to say he got the results I was seeking. I will most definitely use Mr. Tinch in the future for any of my legal needs and always recommend him to and friends or family looking for an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Jason | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Tinch recently helped me with a family issue. I've had several attorneys through the years and I can truly say that I've never felt at ease with any of them until now. Mr. Tinch went above and beyond anything I've seen from other attorneys, to put my mind at ease and help me through my situation. I would highly recommend Mr. Tinch to anyone in need of a great attorney that truly cares about his clients.
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Posted by Matthew | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond satisfied with Mr. Tinch's services.
He helped me understand what was going on throughout my entire case process. Very professional and honest. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone who is looking for a lawyer who gets the job done right the first time.
Posted by Sheryle | February 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felt so secure after speaking with Mr. Tinch. Explained, in detail, options and suggestions for my own personal needs. Great confidence in Matthew and his knowledge of the law. Thank you for a great experience!
Posted by Anthony Wilson | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt is awesome at what he does, he goes over and beyond to make sure he helps in every way he can. I want to thank you for all your help!! I suggest Matt Tinch Law to anyone that needs representation.
Posted by Sharon | May 19, 2015
Excellent Attorney
William is an extremely knowledgeable and versatile attorney. His work is top notch. We had him work on deeds that needed drafted for property transfers. We are also having him work on estate planning documents for us. He is currently helping us get our Last Will and Testaments, Medical and Financial Power of Attorneys, and our Living Wills. I highly recommend him for any legal issue you may have.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2014
Thorough, knowledgable and eager to help
Mr. Tinch represented me in a recent OVI case. He handle my case in a very timely and effective manner. He always maintained absolute professionalism. His representation made my legal ordeal much easier than trying to maneuver it on my own. I would highly recommend Mr. Tinch for any legal issues.
Posted by Suzanne | October 6, 2014
Grateful Mother of a current Client.
Mr. Tinch answered any questions we had. We felt comfortable contacting his office and we just felt he was on top of the case and that has given us peace of mind. A friend of mine has required Mr. Tinch's services on a couple of occasions and is totally satisfied with his representation which I knew she would be.
Posted by Andrew | September 29, 2014
Professional And Courteous
Matt was very knowledgeable and able to find out answers and recommendations if it was not he expertise. Matt was slow to communicate but continued to work hard on all my issues. He kept me informed as things progressed. I has a very good outcome in my issue based on Matt's recommendation and expertise in handling other attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2014
Great Representation
Two unfortunate incidents led us to Mr. Tinch for representation. As the mother of the child involved in these unfortunate incidents needless to say I was extremely upset and frightened. Mr. Tinch was not only exceptionally professional but equally as caring and understanding. My first telephone conversation with him lessened my anxiety and fears tremendously. Mr. Tinch provided exceptional legal representation - we were very pleased with the outcome on both cases. He came highly recommended and we too would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Alana | September 22, 2014
dependable and hard working lawyer
I can honestly say that Matt Tinch is hard working lawyer. He goes above and beyond and fights for his clients. I'm so lucky to have him on my side.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2014
I've had to use Mr. Tinch on two separate occasions. They were unfortunate for me to have been involved in, but Mr. Tinch handled them both with extreme care. I would have rather met him under different circumstances, but he handled my issues to my utmost satisfaction. I have, and will continue to, recommend Mr. Tinch to anyone that needs legal representation.
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Posted by Robert | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Poor Service (Zero stars if that was an option)
I hired Matt to represent my son in a custody situation. We met with Matt last summer, and paid him $1500. There were a two meetings with my son and his child's mother over the next month. Matt then would not return calls or emails to my son, so I stepped back in. It took me two weeks to get a call back and a meeting planned. We spent two hours one evening filling out 'custody paperwork' with Matt, who said that it would be filed in two days with the county. Over the next 4 weeks, nothing was filed and we were not able to reach Matt. When I talked to his admin, she knew nothing about the filing. He finally emailed me saying that he was in an accident of some sort., He then texted me a picture of himself (strange). He promised me that he had filed the paperwork. He said that he had even taken it to the courthouse himself. Still the court had nothing, and this was almost 3 months after the first meeting. I spoke with one of the Partners who put us with 2 other attorneys within the firm, and Matt would no longer be working there. It ends up, that he filled out the wrong paperwork, and never filed it at all. He had no issue telling me lie after lie. And certainly no problem taking my money. We have emails and texts messages showing that he refused to respond to us. This is an honest and straight forward review. I took detailed notes throughout the process.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
don't waste your money
I hired Matt because I knew him and I was told that he was supposed to be good. Gave him $1450 and never heard anything. I emailed him several times. Never got a response. I finally emailed him one last time to tell him I wanted my money back. He got in touch with me soon after that. Said he was sorry and that he wanted to help me and he wouldn't charge me anymore. He would never get back with me. I had to constantly message and email him. He was supposed to have a publication done for me. The day it was supposed to start I didn't see it in the paper. I called him. He said he would call the next day and let me know. He never did. I messaged him for three weeks with no response. At the end of the third week he finally got back with me. He was also out sick or had personal issues going on. When I finally got a new lawyer. I learned that he had barely done anything for me and what was done wasn't done right. So 6 months of stress and money and nothing to show for it. It put us back and hurt us. I tried to message him in the end for a number that we needed that he had. He never responded. Truly disrespectful and unprofessional. Worst treatment ever. You will regret it if you hire him.
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Response from William Tinch April 27, 2017
This review written in anonymity has been flagged for obvious reasons. There is no truth to the claims of this client who demanded and received way more attention than similar cases have called for. I encourage everyone to look at all my reviews and endorsements. This review will then be placed in its proper light.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Indefinite Suspension issued in OH, 2020
updated on 12/08/2020

Suspended indefinitely means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for an unknown period of time. The attorney will need to re-apply for admission to the Bar if he or she intends to resume practice in the future.

Interim Suspension issued in OH, 2017
updated on 01/05/2018

Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Work Experience

  • General Practitioner
  • Kirby, Thomas & Brandenburg, Co, L.P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices, L.L.P.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant General Counsel Clerk
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • West & Hurley, Co., L.P.A.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • West, Hurley & Malikiewicz
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Franklin Municipal Court
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Assistant General Counsel Clerk
  • Liberty University
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Cornyn Law Office
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • Liberty University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Bowman v. Leisz, 2014-Ohio-4763
  • Found in favor of Tinch's client, Mrs. Bowman


  • Christian Law Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Warren County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
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  • From the Desk of W. Matthew Tinch, Esq.
  • It's Time To Finalize Your End Of Life And Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Liberty Legal Journal
  • The Cost of Crime
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn
  • The Critical Estate Plan
  • 2016
  • Auto Injury Litigation: The Ultimate Guide
  • Auto Insurance Bad Faith
  • 2016
  • Auto Injury Litigation: The Ultimate Guide
  • How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
  • 2016
  • Law Office Management
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse William
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Tinch is as good as it gets when it comes to zealous and sophisticated legal representation. I've gotten to know Matt over eight years and I can tell you that he's honest, trustworthy, hard-working, and intelligent. He fights for his clients to get the best possible outcomes, whether by verdict or settlement. He is someone that leaves no stone unturned. He and I have spent years discussing legal issues and I do not hesitate to seek Matt's advice on cases that I handle. I trust Matt, and I know you will too after meeting him. If you want one of the best lawyers in southwestern Ohio, look no further than Matt Tinch. He will do an excellent job representing you. He has my full endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a hardworking and dedicated attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. I would recommend him to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt and I worked together to assist a client with complex intellectual property ownership issues arising in the person's divorce. At all times, Matt was professional and prompt in coordinating our efforts, explaining to me the circumstances of the client's family law proceedings (an area in which I do not practice), and assisting me with conveying important information to the client on the subject matter for which I was engaged. I would heartily endorse Matt."
Family Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Tinch is a very skilled advocate for his clients. He is very detail oriented and very knowledgeable regarding Family law. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt is a very competent and dedicated attorney. Regardless of how difficult the matter Matt is always professional and a pleasure to work with on a case."
General practice Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tinch is an excellent attorney who works hard for his clients. His reputation in Ohio regularly benefits his clients and his performance in Court is respected by many."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a caring, attentive attorney who carefully considers all aspects of his client's case. Matt worked for my firm and received numerous compliments from our clients for his excellent service and attention to detail."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an attorney that cares about his clients and works towards resolutions that are beneficial not only in a legal sense, but for his client personally as well. Matt is also very professional in his dealings with other attorneys."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a Virginia lawyer, I turned to Matt to help a client navigate a civil dispute that was filed in Ohio. Matt is smart, hardworking, available, and honest. Matt took the case and guided our client through numerous issues that would have stumped many lawyers. Matt strategically positioned the client into a position of power and successfully litigated the matter to conclusion in a matter of months. I am happy to endorse Matt and do so without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several divorce, custody, and other family law matters to Matt. I know Matt to work hard for each of his clients just like he would for his closest friends and relatives."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Worked with Matt on matter than involved both Ohio and Florida law. Matt is a consummate professional and has an extraordinary legal acumen. Highly recommended. Also have worked with Matt on bankruptcy referrals and he does a great job. Versatile lawyer with broad array of legal knowledge and capacity."
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Middletown Personal injury Lawyer William Matthew Tinch
William Matthew Tinch
Personal injury Attorney
Middletown, OH
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details