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Matthew Gregory Swartz

Car accident Attorney at Muskegon, MI

4.2   10 reviews

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At Nolan & Shafer PLC, Matthew Swartz is the founder and principal attorney. Over the years, he has represented more than 500 individuals with disabilities and medical/legal issues. He has successfully represented claimants nationally at all levels of the Social Security Administration’s administrative process, as well as in the United States District Courts. Matt graduated from Michigan State University College of Law, as well as from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. While his practice takes him all over the state, Matt lives in West Michigan with his wife and two daughters. Matt provides all clients with his mobile phone number and personal email address. All calls, emails, and text messages are returned within 24 hours, usually much sooner that. Weekend appointments and phone conferences are available with advance notice. Call the firm today and set up a free case evaluation with their skilled attorney.

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Licensed for 11 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/26/2022
State MN
Status Not Authorized - Suspended For Non-Payment Of Fees
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/05/2014

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Nolan & Shafer PLC
40 Concord Ave
Suite 101
Muskegon, MI, 49442
West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC
1345 Monroe Avenue NW
Suite 205
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Huge help.
Mr. Dopkin was very nice and kind. I have a major problem with my memory and he was very professional, patient, and helpful. He let me know a time estimate and what to expect next. Everything turned out exactly how he told me it would. I wish I would of started with him in the beginning. I have referred people to him and will continue to do so. The lady who worked with him was also very nice and professional.
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Posted by Jeff | November 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgable and helpful
Matthew was very helpful in helping me fill out the proper forms for Social Security disability. He made the process easy and painless. He guides you every step of the way. He was easy to contact, always returning phone calls quickly, usually within an hour. He took a process I was dreading and made it easy. The process took less than 6 months. As far as I'm concerned Matthew earned every penny.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Disability claim
I was treated with respect at all times and if I had questions or concerns, Mr. Swartz always answered either the same day, or the following day. He was thorough and explained things in a clear manner. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2015
Got a great result in my case
I retained this attorney to help with a car accident. I suffered a whipplash injury. He was able to get me a $37,500 settlement without even me even having to go to court. He even drove an hour out of his way to bring me my settlement check.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
Fantastic
I was in a car accident had to have surgery and was unable to work for a long period of time. I spoke to a few attorney's before getting in touch with Matthew. The other attorneys I spoke to didn't want my case or just wanted a large retainer fee up front. I could not get any help from my insurance company's or work. It seemed like no one could or would help me until I spoke to Matthew. Matthew took the time to listen and understand all the issues I was having. He went to work right away for me helping take care of the frustrations. He helped me with the Auto insurance, Health insurance and my disability company. He explained everything so that I could understand what was happening and what I should expect to happen. Matthew stayed in touch letting me know what was happening every step of the way. Matthew took care of every obstacle that was put up by the insurance company's, disability company and their Attorney. I wish I could tell you more about my case so everyone could truly appreciate all the hard work and time Matthew has put in. If he had not taken on my case we probably would have lost our house from the lack of income and the medical bills. Matthew is a true professional and my family and I are very grateful for Matthew and how he handled my case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
Got my son a six figure settlement
My son was injured in a car accident where the other driver just ran a red light. In under a year from start to finish, he got us a $325,000 settlement.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
Got me what I deserved!
I was hit by a truck and Matt was great! Action was taken admittedly, he kept me informed in the process it took two years but he was with me every step of the way and I was awarded 22,500! They worked hard and were great.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2013
Not afraid to go to trial.
I retained Matt for an assault charge in 2013. When we met for the first time, the first thing he said was "we are going to have to try this case." The pros didn't offer me a deal and tried to bully us into taking a plea. He already knew we would proly have to go to trial so he told me to take it to trial. I did and we won!
Posted by C | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a joke!
I fail to see how this lawyer has helped anyone! He came to my husband and I highly recommended for my husband's auto accident case, but what a huge disappointment! The first couple weeks were fine, then...NOTHING! He flat out ignored us and any questions we had after that. We both took turns calling his office (conveniently, he's never in), his cell, and I even posed a question to him IN WRITING...no reply! Neither my husband nor I have had contact with this "attorney" in months. I called him two days ago with updates and to ask point blank if he was still on the case or not? STILL no answer! Now, mind you, he writes in his description, 'I am passionate about representing the interests of the accused and injured people across the state of Michigan. I pride myself on open and honset (and frequent) communication with clients...' Really? Really, Matt? Open? Frequent? What a joke! Honest, I don't know about; for that you need to have CONTACT to make such an assessment! My husband was badly injured by another driver, some of it potentially fatal. What interests of his were you passionate about representing? You've done absolutely NOTHING for him! It would have been a lot quicker and easier if you'd just flipped us off! Folks, in my opinion, if you like and want to be ignored, this is your go-to guy. Otherwise, turn and run the other way...screaming!
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Response from Matthew Swartz November 1, 2017
I am sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately, because your husband was sued by the other driver, who was allegedly injured in the collision, he needed to be represented by the attorney that your insurance company appointed for him. We wish you the best of luck in the future.
Posted by Amanda | July 6, 2015
from good to bad
He was great in the beginning but then dwindled down to nothing. i called for 3 straight weeks and when i finally got thru he told me he's droppin my case. when i asked why he couldn't answer me or pick up the hphone he said he was busy. And i hung up the phone
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Nolan & Shafer PLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fielstra Shibley PC
  • 2013 - 2015

Education

  • Hillman Advocacy Program
  • Graduate
  • 2013
  • CDAM Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2012
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna cum Laude
  • N/A
  • Central Michigan University
  • B.S. with Honors
  • N/A
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Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Muskegon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Hillman Advocacy Program Certification
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Trial College Certificaiton
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2012
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award (top grade in class)
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award (top grade in class)
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Swartz and I formerly worked together at the same firm. I endorse Matt because he is thoughtful, considerate, and patient. His writing and legal research skills are superior, and his pleasant demeanor is often noticed by clients and other legal professionals. I highly endorse Matt for any type of legal matter!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Swartz has a lot of wisdom, energy and competitive drive. He is associated with a quality law firm, and he has proven himself to be a courtroom winner. He would be my go-to guy for criminal trial work in the Muskegon area. I am glad to give him my endorsement. -- Atty, Dana B. Carron"
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Muskegon Car accident Lawyer Matthew Gregory Swartz
Matthew Gregory Swartz
Car accident Attorney
Muskegon, MI
Licensed for 11 years
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