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Matthew Robert Effner

DUI and DWI Attorney at Terre Haute, IN

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1996
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Matthew R. Effner (Matt) is the managing partner of Effner Law Firm. In 1996, Matt joined his father, Robert O. Effner, in the practice of law as an associate with Effner Law Firm and became a partner in 2000. He took over as managing partner in 2013.

Matt is skilled at building strong cases and is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is experienced at handling issues both in and out of the courtroom. He is a former president of the Terre Haute Bar Association, and he received the Tribune Star Readers’ Choice Award for Best Lawyer in 2013 and 2014.

When not working, Matt enjoys playing tennis and time with his family. He has been active in several local organizations, including Leadership Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute Bar Association. He has also served as a member of the Vigo County Drug Court Team. His professional affiliations include the Terre Haute Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association.

Matt was raised in Terre Haute, and he is a 1988 graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School. He is married to Cathy (Robinson) Effner and has twin daughters, Caroline and Olivia.

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Effner Law Firm
19 S. 6th Street, Suite 1200
Terre Haute, IN, 47807


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Posted by Anita | February 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Matt Effner for all your legal services. He and his staff are very friendly, courteous and professional. We greatly appreciate all the services he has provided for us.
Posted by Karen | June 6, 2017
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Provided exceptional help
When circumstances required we needed an attorney, we were uncertain where to go or who to choose. Our luck in meeting and selecting Matthew Effner, was the best 'luck' to cross our path. Matt explained what course of action we needed to take as well as how we needed to protect ourselves. He and his staff were in communication with us throughout the entire process showing empathy and compassion. I highly recommend Matt!
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Effner Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Effner Law Firm
  • 2000 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Effner Law Firm
  • 1996 - 2000


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Purdue University
  • B.S.I.M.
  • 1992


  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Terre Haute Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1996 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Readers' Choice Award For Best Lawyer
  • Tribune Star
  • 2014
  • Readers' Choice Award For Best Lawyer
  • Tribune Star
  • 2013

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Terre Haute DUI and DWI Lawyer Matthew Robert Effner
Matthew Robert Effner
DUI and DWI Attorney
Terre Haute, IN
Licensed for 28 years