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I am a veteran of Desert Storm. I served in the US Navy. After I was honorably discharged, I went to college. I received my bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and my law degree from Wayne State Law School.


 


I am a trained mediator. Between the time that I graduated from law school and the time I opened my own law practice, I helped run a nonprofit mediation firm in Wayne County. There, I mediated a wide range of civil cases, including contract disputes, business-to-business disputes, divorce, custody and parenting time disputes, and many, many others. I use my mediation experience to help my clients.


 


I am also a trial attorney. I concentrate my practice in three primary areas: criminal defense, divorce/custody, and Ch. 7 bankruptcy. I care about my clients and want to help them obtain the best possible results. To that end, I regularly go to advanced trainings and participate in groups to help learn innovative trial techniques, so that I can advocate effectively for my clients in and out of court.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    8 years, 100 cases
  2. Divorce: 30%
    8 years, 20 cases
  3. Mediation: 5%
    11 years, 600 cases
  4. Chapter 7: 5%
    5 years, 10 cases

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joshua Marlin Covert

    I have had the opportunity to watch Matt in court several times. I am always impressed with his preparation and thoroughness.

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  • Victoria Irene Shackelford

    Matt is a great attorney! He's knowledgeable and takes the time to educate and advise his clients. He's quick on his feet and respected by Judges.

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Contact info

Kershaw, Vititoe & Jedinak, PLC

2 East First Street
Suite 207
Monroe, MI, 48161

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200808/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardStudent Board of Governors, Wayne State University Law School2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of OperationsWayne Mediation Center2005 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Association of OWI AttorneysMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Eastern District of Michigan BarMember2011 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2011 - Present
Monroe County Defense BarMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2008 - Present
Wayne Mediation CenterTrainer and Volunteer Mediator2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parenting Time DisputeParenting Time Restriction REMOVED
Aggravated AssaultCase Dismissed by Prosecutor
Violation of Probation - Drug UseNegotiated 45 day jail term
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
WordPressMonroe Criminal Defense Lawyer2012
St. John's Law ReviewADR EDUCATION FROM A LITIGATOR/EDUCATOR PERSPECTIVE2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Eastern Michigan UniversityCommunication and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mediation ClinicGeneral Civil Mediation2009
Mediation ClinicGeneral Civil Mediation2008