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Matthew David Barrett

Personal injury Attorney at Logansport, IN

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Bodily injury from automobile accidents, semi trucking accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, brain and spinal cord injuries, construction injuries, school/playground injuries, daycare injuries, burns, electrocutions, and nursing home injuries.

  2. Car accident
    12%
    If you or someone you love was one of this year's car wreck victims, turn to the Indiana law firm of Matthew D. Barrett, P.C. Our Logansport car accident attorney has represented numerous personal injury clients through the years. Call now.

  3. Criminal defense
    12%
    Aggressive criminal defense of all misdemeanor and felony cases, including DUI/Drunk Driving, battery, all drug charges, sex crimes, murder, neglect of dependent, and theft. I also represent people in cases involving probation violations, criminal appeals, post-conviction relief, petitions for special privilege license, and expungements of charges dismissed/criminal convictions.

  4. DUI and DWI
    12%
    Whether you call it DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol), DWI (driving while intoxicated or OWI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated), the consequences of a conviction can be severe. Call now for a free consultation.

  5. Trucking accident
    12%
    Were you seriously injured in a collision with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler? If so, you're not alone. Call now for a free consultation.

  6. Wrongful death
    12%
    Any accident or injury that resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one.

I have a state-wide law practice representing people (NOT government or insurance companies) throughout Indiana. I practice in the areas of personal injury accidents, wrongful death, DUI/Drunk Driving, and criminal defense. I offer a FREE initial consultation. All personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis (NO FEE unless you win; percentage taken from the recovery) and reasonable fees for all DUI/criminal cases including payment plans. 

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Location

Matthew D. Barrett, P.C.
1730 East Market Street
Logansport, IN, 46947

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Amy Zimmerman | January 7, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Matt handled my case with great professionalism. He kept me constantly up to date as my case progressed. We had a great outcome. I highly recommend his office for legal representation.
Posted by Samira | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in Cass and surrounding counties
Matthew helped me get my license back when I didn't think it would happen! He is the best attorney around and I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Anonymous
Matt is an excellent attorney very good at what he does. very informative throughout the entire process of my legal situation. I would recommend his practice to anyone who is seeking legal counseling, He will always give 100% all of the time. very pleased with everything he did in my situation. His office staff is wonderful as well.
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Posted by Harry | April 20, 2019
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Mr. Hamilton
Mr. Barrett was extremely thorough through out the entire process of our family's legal matter. Matthew adequately kept us informed with the heart of a teacher preventing any surprises. His knowledge of the law and the court's process' was clearly evident. We are grateful for Mr. Barrett and his entire Team/Firm's diligence to details and the excellence in which they served our family.
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Posted by Nicole | March 18, 2019
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Very Helpful
Matthew Barrett worked with me on my case to get the best possible deal I could get. This was my first time getting in trouble and he walked me through everything and explained anything that I might have not known.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and caring
Worked hard to get me a fair settlement on an auto accident. We were very pleased with his work and if needed would definitely use him again.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2018
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Effective and Honest
Thanks to Attorney Matthew, he was always clear and hones in all of his feedback and statements, he guide us on taking the right approach on our case and ended up resolved favorable, thanks again.
Posted by Chris Calisto | August 16, 2018
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Expert To The Rescue
When I was wrongfully arrested and accused with a federal offense I sought out the expertise of Matthew Barrett. He made me feel at ease and thoroughly explained to me the processes that would take place in the case. Matthew was caring, calculated and he worked tirelessly for me to maintain my dignity and freedom. He was also able to win the proceeding civil suite that confirmed my innocence. I highly recommend Matthew Barrett to be your representation!
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2018
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Drafted a contract
Matt did a great job drafting a contract for me. He carefully explained the details and provided excellent advice. I’d recommend his legal services.
Posted by John | August 9, 2018
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Quick Results
A positive experience and quick results are what I received after hiring Mr. Barrett.His hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated and I would not hesitate to call on him again in the future.
Posted by Megan | July 25, 2018
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Personal Injury Case
Mr. Barrett settled my personal injury claim after I was involved in a car accident. Matthew worked quickly on my case and kept me informed each step of the way! He also worked hard to make sure that I was getting a fair deal from the insurance company. I am glad I didn't have to work through my personal injury claim alone! If you are looking for experienced, local help after your accident, be sure to call Attorney Matthew D. Barrett. Thanks for everything Matt!
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Posted by Gretchen | June 26, 2017
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True Presumed Innocence
Matt stayed on our case and worked to fight the injustice that happened to my wife. He was dedicated to our situation, understanding and he listened. We are greatful that he righted the wrong that happened when the system perceived guilt when there was none and actually put my wife's health at jeopardy
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Effective counsel
I observed Attorney Barrett try medical malpractice case. The jury trial lasted 4 days, was extremely challenging, and resulted in a $2.5 million verdict for Attorney Barrett's client. He is an excellent attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Mr. Barrett helped my family and I through the hardest time of my life. As an out-of-state offender, I was able to fully trust that Barrett would appear for me in court and handle every situation with professionalism and confidence. He was always there for any questions my family and I had. When we spoke on the phone, conversations were thorough and lengthy, proving to me that he was there for me and had my best interest in mind. I met him in person the day of my final court date where he sat down with my family and I for a half an hour before my appearance, ran through everything I should expect, and made sure that I was as prepared as possible. Throughout my experience with the criminal justice system, Barrett was by far the best part and my trust in him exceeded my expectations. I would firmly recommend him to anyone in need of professional, trustworthy defense and am thankful for all the help he has given me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2017
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Professional and honest lawyer
Matt is definitely someone I would recommend. He is honest and professional. He is always there for questions and is very knowledgeable. You can tell he is determined to do what's best for who he is representing.
Posted by Mandy | May 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Helped us through the tough times.
He helped me through the tough time of an accident and fought for what was right for me. He told me everything I needed to do through the tough times. Told me what was right for us and helped us through it all. I was very pleased with all he done for us. I will go back to him if ever needed. I will recommend him to everyone I know that needs a lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Matthew D. Barrett, P.C.
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctorate
  • 2002
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Indiana v. Bell
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Indiana v. Dowell
  • Not Guilty
  • United States of America v. Calisto
  • Dismissal Of Federal Charge
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Associations

  • State Bar of Indiana # 23884-64
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2003 - Present
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" (Indiana members)
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Awarded Membership
  • Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America
  • 2015
  • “Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award” (Indiana members)
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • "Top 40 Under 40" (Indiana members)
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" (Indiana members)
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Awarded lifetime membership, jury verdict at $2 Million
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2014
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" (Indiana members)
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • "Top 40 Under 40" (Indiana members)
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Harrison Legal Writing Award (2nd place)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Harrison Legal Writing Award (1st Place)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Special Commendation for 41 hours of Pro Bono Externship
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 2002
  • Honor Paper
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 2002
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Publications

  • The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)
  • "Recovery for Separate Acts of Negligence Under Indiana Medical Malpractice Act"
  • 2011
  • The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)
  • "Holding a Surgeon Liable for Medical Negligence of Another Under the 'Captain-of-the Ship' Doctrine"
  • 2010
  • The Indiana Litigator, Newsletter of the Litigation Section, Indiana State Bar Association
  • "Reducing the State's Cut: Amending Indiana's Split-Award Statute In Punitive Damage Cases"
  • 2008
  • Open Court, Newsletter of the Criminal Justice Section, Indiana State Bar Association, Vol. XIII, No. 1
  • "Coughing It Up: Indiana Supreme Court Holds That Police Chokeholds Are Unreasonable Searches and Seizures"
  • 2008
  • TRIAL, Journal of the American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • "Calm the Child Witness"
  • 2008
  • Indiana Civil Litigation Review (publication of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana), Vol 5., No. 2
  • "Estoppel to Extend Insurance Coverage Based on Bad Faith",
  • 2008
  • Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)
  • "Representing Children In Cases Involving Wrongful Death of a Parent"
  • 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • "The Attorney Commitment In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases"
  • 2007
  • Open Court, Newsletter of the Criminal Justice Section
  • "Brendlin v. California: Supreme Court Holds That a Passenger Is "Seized" for Fourth Amendment Purposes and Can Challenge Legality of a Traffic Stop"
  • 2007
  • Open Court, Newsletter of the Criminal Justice Section, Indiana State Bar Association, Vol. XII, No. 1
  • "A Case of Bad Breath: Does the Odor of an Alcoholic Beverage, By Itself, Establish Probable Cause for a Police Officer to Offer Chemical Test In the Context of DWI Offenses?"
  • 2007
  • Indiana Civil Litigation Review (publication of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana), Vol. 3, No. 2
  • "Supreme Court Clarifies Five Exceptions to Nonliability Involving Personal Injury Claims Asserted by a Contractor's Employee"
  • 2007
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Federal Preemption of State Law Claims Involving Class III Medical Devices"
  • 2007
  • Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)
  • "Recovering Damages for Tortious Injury to Historic Buildings and Other 'Special Purpose' Property In Indiana: Drawing the Line Between Fair Market Value and Cost Repair' In Cases of Permanent Damage"
  • 2006
  • Res Gestae (Indiana State Bar Association)
  • "And Just Where Do You Think You're Going?": Police Detention of Passenger Who Walks Away From Vehicle During Traffic Stop"
  • 2006
  • Open Court, Newsletter of the Criminal Justice Section, Indiana State Bar Association, Vol. XI, No. 1
  • "Waiver of Right Forms Under Miranda: Not a Ritual of Words to be Recited by Rote According to Didactic Niceties"
  • 2006
  • The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)
  • "A Brief Review of What Types of Claims Fall Within and Outside the Scope of Indiana's Medical Malpractice Act"
  • 2006
  • Indiana Lawyer, (Vol. 17, No. 8)
  • "Indiana's New 'Communication of Sympathy' Statute: Saying 'I'm Sorry' In the Context of Medical Malpractice and Other Personal Injury Accidents"
  • 2006
  • ndiana Lawyer (Featured Interview), (Vol. 17, No. 10)
  • "Groundless Cases Still Get Into Court"
  • 2006
  • American Bar Association
  • "A Modest Proposal: Submitting a Joint Discovery Plan In Federal Court"
  • 2006
  • The Verdict (Indiana Trial Lawyers Association)
  • "How to Deal With an Objection of Privilege Based on Indiana's Peer Review Statute During the Course of Pre-Trial Discovery"
  • 2005
  • American Bar Association
  • "Preparing Your Client for Deposition Testimony"
  • 2005
  • Valparaiso University Law Review
  • "Failing to Provide Police Protection: Breeding a Viable and Consistent 'State-Created Danger' Analysis for Establishing Constitutional Violations Under Section 1983"
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Health Careers Exploration Class
  • "Topics In Medical Malpractice Law", at Logansport, Indiana
  • 2006
  • Lecture & Answering Session
  • "Civil Rights and DWI", at Crown Point, Indiana
  • 2004

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Logansport Personal injury Lawyer Matthew David Barrett
Matthew David Barrett
Personal injury Attorney
Logansport, IN
Licensed for 21 years
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