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Matthew L. Norwood

Criminal defense Attorney at Flint, MI

5.0   121 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    My law practice has always soley focused on criminal defense and driver's license issues. I practice all over the state of Michigan in all state and federal courts.

    23 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Insuring people arrested for drunk driving recieve fair treatment and holding the law enforcement community to follow the law.

    23 years, 2,000 cases

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Drunk driving and Criminal Defense law is what I live for. I have always found it fascinating and to keep up on it I research it any time possible. When I am not studying the law I enjoy mountain biking and spending time outdoors. I have been blessed in this life and I never forget it.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...

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Location

Matthew L. Norwood
503 S Saginaw St Ste 526
Flint, MI, 48502

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  121 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2013
Matt is the best attorney hands down!!!!!
I would definitely say matt is THE BEST attorney in THE STATE OF MI...so on and so on.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2012
Knocked 9 felonies down like he was on the PBA Tour
After being on the news, it would be most peoples opinion that I was going to prision 3.5 times more than the average marriage in this country lasts. Did not happen Matt worked some magic and I was home free start another round of like. Matt is like Ab Lincoln He will set you free.
Posted by Dakota | April 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great attorney
I was thrilled with attorney norwood he was able to help keep me out of jail and helped me keep my drivers license, he was professional and easy to communicate and for these reasons im giving 5 stars and will be recommending him to others.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Matt Norwood is exceptional at what he does. He's reliable, professional, well-prepared, and always looking out for his clients' best interest.
Posted by Andrea Overton | January 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving Ticket
I was doing research and reviews on a few attorneys to represent me with this reckless driving ticket I recieved in Oct 2023. It was a Satuarday morning around 8:00 am and I called and Atty Norwood answered the phone. Very polite, understanding and knowledgeable of the law but 1 thing stuck out above the rest of all the other attorney's I spoke with from him is he said, "he will fight this as he would if I were his own biological son." He did exactly that and I was charged eventually with running a red light and took a driving course through the secretary of state and those 2 points came off as well. All other atty's wanted up $2,500 to take my case but Atty. Norwood charged me around 50% of this and got the results I wanted. I definitely recommend Atty Norwood without question and if I get into any other trouble he will be the 1st to call... he's already in my contacts., My Driving record slate is back clean to 0 points no raise on my insurance. God bless this man.
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Posted by Jennifer | November 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, Kind and Effective!
I have used Matt twice for drivers license matters- and Matt was thorough, clear on directions in order to help him do his job most effectively and always prompt in getting back to me if I had a question. Matt is quiet and unassuming with a calm demeanor, which is in turn calming to his clients ( myself specifically). Both times I've hired Matt, he has come through successfully. I highly recommend!
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Posted by Jason | August 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and does exactley what he says he will
Matthew Norwood did an excellent job, everything he said he would do he did as quick as it allowed and the entire process was trouble free. He answered any questions I had and was available anytime I reached out. I would recommend him and use him again
Posted by David | June 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
If you are looking for an attorney in the flint area, I definitely recommend Matt. He went above and beyond to help me with my case. His prices are very reasonable and he kept me updated the entire time. He took all my calls and kept constant communication through the process and had my charge lessened. Thank you!
Posted by Guy | May 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Norwood is amazing!
He quickly began work on my previous DUI and OUIL. Within a short matter of time I had the ball rolling on procedures to re-obtain my drivers license. He represented me impeccably while I went to multiple hearings. I was satisfied with his work over and over again. Never did I feel like he disappointed me or didn't meet expectations. After obtaining my drivers license, we went to work on expunging a felony drug conviction. Fortunately that was also resolved in a timely manner. So thankful and grateful for Attorney Norwood.
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Posted by Tharon | May 2, 2023
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Very professional.
He's a phenomenal lawyer does great work. 100%. Professional at eastbury alice and straightforward with you the greatest lawyer I ever worth it thank you
Posted by Lesleigh | April 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I am extremely grateful for all of your help and bearing with me through everything. Mr. Norwood is the best! Very attentive, nice, and my case turned out better than I could’ve hoped for! A friend recommended me, and I am very glad he did. Mr. Norwood was very fair priced! I will be sending everyone I know to Mr. Norwood from now on!
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Posted by Michael | April 13, 2023
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Incredibly helpful
Matthew Norwood was very helpful in my OWI case, he was able to get my charges lowered and was invaluable to what happens next. I would recommend his legal council anyday!
Posted by Molly | February 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and thorough
Matt is professional and thorough. He helped me be as prepared as possible, and answered every question I had. Bottom line, he knows his job and I’d recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Terry | February 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I couldn’t be any more satisfied he handled my situation very very quickly and got me better results then i could of expected I highly recommend mr Norwood
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Can not thank you enough
Mr. Norwood was extremely helpful when I was facing multiple felony accounts. I was impressed by Matthew's perseverance as my case was prolonged. Matthew was succinct in his oral communication when in the courtroom. It was also obvious he has built good rapport with those he encounters in the judicial system, and is respected by his counterparts on both the prosecution and defense side of they system. Matthew was always quick to respond with me and shared information as it came along. He was honest and has high integrity. I will forever be grateful for Matthew Norwood's assistance. I highly recommend Matthew Norwood as a very capable attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2023
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Get Out of Jail Free Card
If that’s what YOU NEED, then call Matt Magic Norwood!!! Was Facing Felony Charges & License Suspension but Matt fixed that. Quick to Respond w/Great Analytical, Speaking & Listening Skills!
Posted by Adriano | January 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Michigan!!
Attorney Nordwood negotiated a reduction on my careless driving ticket that I received after an accident and brought it all the way down to a impeded traffic citation. He did an amazing work and kept me informed all through the process. Highly recommended !
Posted by Mario | December 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Attorney Matt Norwood did an amazing job handling my case he is very professional and knowledgeable, very helpful from the first call, he was clear and responsive all the time always laying out different possibilities and outcomes, he was always trying to get me the best outcome possible and he finally did, my case was dismissed, I'm very grateful for his exceptional service, I highly recommend.
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Posted by Brian | October 24, 2022
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Review of service
Hello, I contacted Mr. Norwood years ago and he's been my attorney ever since ( I'm not saying I'm a trouble maker) but I have found in the 20 years I've been fortunate enough to get his services I've been very very happy with the outcomes he's been able to work out in my favor. Mr. Norwood and his staff are fast and very respectful I could stay on this review all day he's just that good , so do yourself a favor and add him to your contacts just in case one day you're unfortunate enough to need a criminal defense attorney you will be very happy with the results! Thank you Attorney Matthew Norwood for everything
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2022
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Very Prepared
Matthew made getting my license fully reinstated a breeze! He was very well prepared and had an answer to every question I had. Very knowledgeable, highly recommend!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Clerk
  • Genesee County Circuit Court Chief Judge Archie L. Hayman
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Genesee County Prosecutors Office
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Michigan House of Representatives
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Intern
  • Tri County Metro Narcotics
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • Michigan State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Michigan State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Major Drug Trafficking Case
  • Credit for 9 months served.
  • Major Drug Trafficking Case
  • 90 days in County Jail.
  • Assault with Intent do Great Bodily Harm less than Murder
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • 100 Club of Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mott Community College
  • Trustee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Governor's Traffic Safety Advisor Commission Driving While License Suspended Task Force
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Michigan Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Michigan State Appelate Defenders Office
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Memeber
  • 2000 - Present
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Paths
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Genesee County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee
  • President
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Greater Flint Arts Council
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Genesee County Jail Overcrowding Task Force
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Foundation for Mott Community College
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Flint Cultural Center Young Professionals Council
  • President
  • 2000 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Flint Journal Your Magazine
  • Top 40 under 40 young professionals in the community.
  • 2008

Publications

  • Your Magazine
  • 40 under 40
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • You and the law
  • Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • Criminal Justice Advisory Board
  • Criminal Justice Program
  • 2011
  • Traffic law and Driver's License Restoration Forum
  • Driver's License Restoration
  • 2009
  • Southwestern High School
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (33)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've seen Matt in the community for a while and have always been impressed with him as an attorney. Then last year, we represented codefendants on a big, newsworthy life-felony case. Through the work of all the lawyers on the case, we got our clients down from potential life in prison to probation. After the clients complete probation, their charges will be dismissed. That's great lawyering, and not something you're going to get from just any lawyer. I strongly endorse Matt Norwood."
Unknown Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Norwood is a phenomenal lawyer. He knows his stuff. I am extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law and his ability to resolve cases in the best way for his clients. I gladly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an expert in the field of Criminal Defense and DUI/OWI. He has been selfless with his time for his clients and fellow attorneys. Have confidence in hiring him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent attorney . I always refer criminal and drivers license restoration matters his way."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew Norwood. Matthew is an exceptional criminal defense attorney who fights for his clients' rights and routinely achieves favorable results for his clients. You can't go wrong with Matthew on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Norwood is a great attorney who is willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I feel very confident when referring him any cases in the Genesee County area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In addition to being a great DUI attorney, he is my go-to lawyer for driver's license restorations because of his attention to detail. He is professional, ethical, and gets great results. I have a great amount of respect for him and would trust my own friends and family in his hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Norwood brings a high level of experience and expertise to each case he handles. Clients trust him and rewards their trust with excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Matthew Norwood. I am an immigration attorney. I had a client who was in need of post-conviction relief. We needed an attorney to handle the criminal matter quickly and effectively. I contacted Matt, and he accomplished the job in the short time frame that we had. Our client is now safely back home. Matt's resolution of the criminal matter was crucial for our client's avoidance of severe immigration consequences. I recommend Matt for criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Norwood has a proven track record of preparedness and an in-depth knowledge of the law. His aggressiveness coupled with his experience makes Mr. Norwood a formidable opponent for any prosecutor. Not only do endorse this lawyer, I highly recommend him as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt as an attorney who I have been against in many cases. He works tirelessly for his clients, gets excellent results while maintaining a friendly relationship with the courts, their staff and opposing counsel. I wouldn't hesitate to send any friend or family member to him for representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a fine Criminal Defense attorney in Genesee County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred people to Attorney Norwood for help throughout the years and all of them have been very happy with his work. He advocates for his clients and protects their rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Norwood is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is a professional, compassionate and dedicated lawyer whose sincerety and committment to his clients are unsurpassed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is an exceptional lawyer who goes the extra mile for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I, as well as other lawyers in this community, routinely consult Mr. Norwood and benefit from his expertise in criminal, drunk driving, and drivers license issues. He is considered the "go to" lawyer around here for those matters not only by fellow lawyers but also judges that have questions about applying the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Norwood is an excellent attorney. His experience in criminal defense is extensive. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt has an excellent reputation for representing his clients vigorously. Matt is always well prepared, allowing him to represent his clients efficiently and professionally when he is protecting their rights and advancing their interests."
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Flint Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew L. Norwood
Matthew L. Norwood
Criminal defense Attorney
Flint, MI
Licensed for 21 years