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Matthew Mckenzie Murray

DUI and DWI Attorney at Sheboygan, WI

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I am passionate about defending the rights of people accused of drunk driving throughout Wisconsin. I work for Melowski & Singh, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the thorough, aggressive and reliable representation of clients needing strong representation. 

After graduating in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where I majored in Political Science, I earned my Juris Doctor in 2008 from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While in law school, I completed internships with various circuit court judges, prosecutors and the State Public Defender Appellate Division. During this time, I was given the chance to serve as lead prosecutor for several DUI cases and received awards for educational achievements, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, for earning the highest grade in my class, a 4.0, in legal writing.

I am certified in field sobriety testing through a curriculum approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and an active member of various professional associations, including the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense. I also regularly teach Wisconsin Attorneys at Wisconsin's Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar and the Wisconsin State Bar's Build Your Practice Series "Handling OWI Cases in Wisconsin."

Licensed for 14 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Melowski & Singh, LLC
524 South Pier Drive
Sheboygan, WI, 53081

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2022
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Highly Recommend!
I was charged with an OWI, Operating w/ PAC >=0.15 (1st), and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign. I was facing a suspended driver’s license, installation of an ignition interlock device, inflated auto insurance premiums, and fines. I was so happy with the excellent representation Matthew Murray gave me! Matt was thorough, very detailed, and extremely professional. He has excellent knowledge of the law and court system. His sharp skills were remarkable! He truly made a different in the outcome of my case! All charges were dropped!!! I would highly recommend Matthew Murray to anyone seeking legal representation, and I would certainly hire him again!
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Posted by Joseph | February 18, 2022
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Matt has great communication skills.
Matt helped me out of a bad situation. My fines and costs were greatly reduced. He kept me informed every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
OWI case
Great service. Highly recommend. I was in the army and out in Wisconsin for training. I got pulled over and got a OWI/DWI. He was able to get it reduced to a wreckless driving ticket. My license did not get suspended from my home state either. Being in the military so it was a serious matter. But he was able to help me out and keep me out of trouble from the civilian and military. Thank you so much.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
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Better Call Matt
I was charged with a criminal DUI in Brown County for a first offense. This meant I was facing jail time, a suspended driver’s license, installation of an ignition interlock device, inflated auto insurance premiums, fines, and reputational damage certain to negatively impact my business. Matt told me at the outset that the prosecutor for the county is particularly aggressive in pursuing DUI cases. Early in the case, I indicated to Matt that I wanted to attempt to negotiate with the prosecutor to drop the criminal charges and accept a first offense DUI. The prosecutor denied the request without hesitation, so Matt fought on. Reading his written arguments throughout the case, Matt is clearly a high-level expert on DUI case law as well as all facets of field sobriety tests. It was also apparent in court that Matt’s competence and professional demeanor were well-received by the judge – I think this subjective element was very helpful to my case. Matt spent over 2 years fighting my case and the prosecution was ultimately compelled to drop all charges. Matt turned a stressful situation into a manageable process… and the result he achieved was truly remarkable.
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Posted by Carson | September 27, 2021
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Highly Recommend
I was pulled over in 2019 and placed under arrest for OWI first offense. I have my CDL and was young yet and really did not want this to burden me for the rest of my life. I was told to look into Mellowski and Associates and after a brief over the phone meeting I knew these were the guys I needed. Matt teamed up with me and did an absolutely outstanding job. After almost two years (I never lost my licenses or went to court) Matt was able to get my OWI charge completed dropped and settled for a minor traffic fine. I couldn’t be any happier with the work Matt did for me and I would recommend him to absolutely anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Matthew helped me through my OWI charge. My case was a little more complicated as I was an out of state driver. He guided me through every step and I never had to see the inside of a court room. In the end he was able to get the drunk driving charge dismissed, and all I had to do was pay a small fine.
Posted by Jason | June 23, 2021
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Insurance Professional
Matt was excellent at navigating me through the semantics of the judicial system, giving me accurate guidance on possible outcomes. In the end, he ended up getting me to the best possible outcome with my offense being completely dropped. Long term this will save me considerable costs for insurance, and was well worth the nominal/affordable cost for Matt’s service, very well worth it, would definitely recommend.
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Posted by Katie | January 25, 2021
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Would recommend
I hired Matt after my first OWI. He was the second lawyer I called and was always honest with me about potential outcomes for my case. I was very nervous about the whole thing as this was the first time anything like this has ever happened to me. Matt is very knowledgeable and was always available to answer my questions, normally within one business day often same day responses. He was ultimately able to get me the deal I wanted. I recommend him for anyone dealing with an OWI in Wisconsin
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2021
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A True Professional
Outstanding professionalism and attention to detail. Impressive knowledge of the court system and sharp critical thinking skills. Leaves no stone unturned when it comes to how to win a case. Thankful to have Matt on my side!
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2020
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OWI
Matt was thorough, quick to respond and knew his law. The biggest part there - he knew his law. I contacted a few attorneys prior to Matt and they weren't nearly as knowledgeable about Wisconsin law. Matt gave me several options throughout the process and I chose the wisest one with his guidance. When you are searching for an attorney who is going to make a true difference in the outcome of your case, you better go with quality.
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Posted by Deborah | October 20, 2020
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Review Attorney Matthew Murray
Attorney Murray gave me accurate, prompt and guidance with my recent DUI conviction. He always answered all my questions even after hours and on weekends!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2020
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Pleasure to work, dedicated and kind
I had the pleasure of being able to find Matt and work with him on an old juvenile case which was affecting my future. It was not easy, and it took time and dedication. He was with me through the entire 2 year process. I am now a free adult able to embark on my next journey. He has given me the ability to feel that I have recovered fully from past hard times. I had done all of the good work of rehabilitation but I still had a legal burden weighing on me. I am now light as a feather, and can never thank him enough. He always made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. If you need help through a hard time, give him a call. I am confident will do the same for you.
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Posted by Janet | January 25, 2020
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DUI Accident
Matt represented me in my DUI case. It was my first. (and only) I refused the blood test, not knowing the consequences of that move being automatic ignition interlock device as well as a host of other fines. I know I was guilty but was hoping to negotiate the final fines and terms. Matt helped tremendously! He made everything easy to understand, did all the negotiating between the DA/Judge and in the end I got the deal that I had hoped. Matt is worth every penny…give him a call to discuss your case, you won’t be sorry!
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Posted by David | October 3, 2019
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MR.
Attorney Murray's services for a 2nd DUI were excellent. He was clear and precise. I followed his instructions to the letter (even though I questioned them). The results were a dismissal of the DUI to a county ordinance violation. His knowledge of the law allowed me to never lose my license and made this horrible experience very tolerable. Mr. Murray always gave me options to what we could do to make this experience fit my life needs, work, etc. and was always there with a response in a timely manner for any questions I had no matter how stupid. I would highly recommend Att. Murray for any traffic-related issues. Att. Murray was highly recommended to me and I highly recommend him to anyone facing DUI and or traffic-related issues. I also feel that the fees were fair and reasonable.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
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Very knowledgeable
Although I ended up not going with Matthew as my attorney to handle my DUI case, I was very pleased with his demeanor and calmness in answering all my questions when I did consult with him.
Posted by A. Noble | October 27, 2017
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OWI reduced to Inattentive Driving ticket!
Matt Murray did an outstanding job on my OWI case, in fact I did not even see a court room. Matt was able to amend my OWI to a mere Inattentive Driving ticket, and I honestly couldn't be more pleased with this outcome! I defiantly will recommend Matt Murray to anyone seeking representation.
Posted by Al W. | August 5, 2017
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Pleased with communication and outcome.
I was pleased with the communication Matt supplied during this process and even more pleased with the outcome. I would recommend Matthew Murray and would certainly use him again if I have a need.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
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Best in the State
Bulldog of a lawyer will fight for you and do everything in his power for the best possible outcome. After speaking with several other lawyers I chose Mr. Murray for the simple reason that it was obvious he had unparalleled experience.
Posted by Richard | May 2, 2017
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Won my case
Mr. Murray did an outstanding job with my case, well prepared to go to trial but in the end didn't need to and the prosecutor dropped the charges in my favor.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2016
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Very determined, prepared, and patient
Matt was hired to help with my husband's OWI after an accident that left him badly injured. The investigation results found my husband not be the cause of the collision, but with alcohol present, the blame was placed on his shoulders. The case took over a year and a half, due to Matt's persistence and not leaving any possible lead uninvestigated. It was very hard to have something this big continue on for so long, but the outcome was very positive. I would recommend Matt for his perseverance, educated, informative, gentle, and kind disposition. which is exactly what you want when your are in need lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Melowski & Associates, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founding Member
  • Murray Law, LLC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Petit & Dommershausen SC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Portage County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Portage County Circuit Court
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • U Of Detroit
  • law
  • 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • OWI-3rd (.240 Blood-Alcohol Concentration) Reduced to OWI-1st with Minimum Penalties and Avoidance of Ignition Interlock Device
  • OWI-3rd (with .240 Blood-Alcohol Concentration) Reduced to OWI-1st with Minimum Penalties and Avoidance of Ignition Interlock Device
  • OWI -1st/PAC-1st (with .172 Blood Test) Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • OWI amended to Reckless Driving
  • No Conviction Where Client Alleged To Have Caused An Officer To Suffer A Dislocated Hip, Fractured Femur, etc.
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Alpha Sigma Nu - Jesuit Honor Society
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Chapter President
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2006 - 2008
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Phi Eta Sigma - National Honor Society
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Pi Sigma Alpha - National Political Science Honor Society
  • 2001 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Supet Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Semifinalist
  • State of Michigan Moot Court Competition
  • 2008
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 2007
  • Excellence For The Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Dean's Distinguished Achievement Award
  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Attacking Prior Convictions
  • 2017
  • Wisconsin Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Commercial License Issues
  • 2016
  • Wisconsin Annual Drunk Driving Defense Seminar
  • Refusals: Turning The Tide
  • 2015
  • NWTC Lecture
  • Drunk Driving Defense
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Attorney Murray for his tenacity and ability in defending drunk diving cases. He is a top notch attorney who is dedicated to defending his clients. Attorney Murray is extremely knowledgeable and is an attorney I turn to when I need advice on a particular issue."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an intelligent, personable, and dedicated DUI lawyer. He is one of my go-to lawyers whenever I'm facing a new challenge or need advice on a possible issue. His understanding of OWI law is impressive. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone facing a DUI or other criminal traffic charge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a great lawyer who fights tirelessly for his clients. He is thoughtful, intelligent and compassionate. Clients are in good hands with him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Matt on several cases and he always brings his A game. Highly competent and well respected among his peers. If you are able to have Matt on your team, you are in good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Murray is a stellar up and coming attorney working with one of the premier dui defense firms in Wisconsin. I highly recommend him to anyone charged with such an offense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt Murray is an exceptional lawyer whose signature mark is his obsessive attention to detail. By focusing on every specific aspect of a case, Matt achieves results far beyond those of other lawyers. His clients should feel very comfortable knowing that there is no detail Matt will over look when working on their case. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Matt Murray. He is a high energy attorney that is dedicated to his clients and works hard to shape positve outcomes for his clients. Matt has gained a reputation as an outstanding lawyer in the area of drunk driving."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In Wisconsin, the field of true DUI Defense Attorneys is very small. Matt is a highly respected member of this select group. His knowledge and experience aggressively fighting DUI charges sets him apart from the rest. I would recommend him to anyone seeking an aggressive DUI defense attorney in Wisconsin."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the time I have known Attorney Murray, his focus on drunk driving defense has allowed him to develop deep knowledge in that area which few young attorneys can match."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Murray is an OWI/Drunk Driving expert. He has focused his craft on this important aspect of criminal defense and has developed a wealth of experience and ability as a result. In my professional experiences with him, I have found him to be well prepared, competent and pleasant to work with."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Murray has developed a reputation as one of the top up-and-coming DUI defense lawyers in Wisconsin. His knowledge of the intricacies of drunk driving defense is unsurpassed by anyone of similar experience. He is absolutely committed to achieving his client's goals and has an extremely bright future."
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