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Jerome Matthews Jr.

Violent crime Attorney at Harvey, LA

5.0   4 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

Virtual consultation available

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About Jerome

Learn Jerome’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Violent crime
    50%
    A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. This entails both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as crimes in which violence is the means to an end, (including criminal ends) such as robbery.

    12 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal conduct.

    12 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Federal crime
    15%

    220 cases

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%

  5. Appeals
    5%
    In law, an appeal is a process for requesting a formal change to an official decision.

    12 years, 90 cases

  6. Military law
    5%

I DEFEND PEOPLE ACCUSED OF STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMES. I CAN ALSO HELP YOU FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY. I AM HERE TO HELP!

Mr. Matthews is a native of the New Orleans area. He grew up on the Westbank, and graduated from West Jefferson Senior High School in 2001. After high school, Mr. Matthews joined the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter technician where he served honorably as a Corporal from 2001-2006. His service included a tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Matthews received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from Tulane University in 2008. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2011. During law school, he was a judicial extern to Judge John T. Noonan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also served as a board member and web designer for the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy, and served in the same capacities for the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law. After graduating from law school, Mr. Matthews was an associate at Liskow and Lewis in the firm’s New Orleans office and was a member of the firm’s energy litigation and commercial litigation sections. While at Liskow and Lewis Mr. Matthews defended a major oil company in claims arising out of a well blowout and the sinking of a semi-submersible drilling rig that caused 11 deaths and a catastrophic oil spill. He also defended a major oil company from land owners who sought billions of dollars in damages from alleged oilfield contamination resulting from decades of oil and gas production.

 

 

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Licensed for 11 years
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/14/2022

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

Contact Jerome

The Law Firm of Jerome W. Matthews, Jr., LLC
1901 Manhattan Blvd
Bldg D
Harvey, LA, 70058

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2013
Great
Worked with a few attorneys and most just try to run up the bills or hit you with multiple fees. Mr. Matthews was not this way at all. He took the time to explain all of my options and went over the retainer agreement before I signed it to make sure I understood everything. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2013
Great Job!
Jerome is very responsive, and this is the first thing that made me trust him. After hiring Jerome, he explained how we will go through the case step by step, he answered all my questions and exceeded with making the expectations clear, he handled my case perfectly. When it comes to money he is not greedy. He is a good lawyer and i recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
THE BEST
Mr. Matthews is very professional, and very fast at responding. He is the very definition of exceptional. He is much more concerned about helping you, rather than making money off you. If you hire him, he is worth it & much more. The best lawyer, hands down.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2013
Professional
Mr. Matthews is a very professional lawyer. While he is new at being on his own, he is very capable of handling legal issues. During the initial interview it was clear he understood my problem and he explained how he was able to help me. After leaving his office I felt confident about my legal problem. He was available through text messaging and e-mail, and always responded in a reasonable time. He kept me informed of his research and whenever he needed clarification of my issue, he contacted me and we discussed. Ultimately, we both decided I didn't have a cause of action to proceed. However, I will return to Jerome Matthews whenever I have a legal problem.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Firm of Jerome W. Matthews, Jr., LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Professor
  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Liskow and Lewis
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Jones Walker Waechter Poitevent Carrere & Denegre
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Externship with Judge John Noonan
  • United States Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Intern Investigator
  • Orleans Public Defenders
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Primary Marksmanship Instructor
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Avionics Electrical Technician
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2001 - 2006
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Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State v. AP
  • Charges reduced to Poss of Marijuana 1st offense - 1 year inactive probation
  • State v. AJ
  • refused

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Bar Association chapter
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bar Association for the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • H.L. Hillblom Fellowship
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • 2008
  • Dean's Fellowship
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • 2008
  • Collegiate Achievment Award
  • Tulane University
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2004
  • Meritorious Mast
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2001
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Political Science
  • American Government
  • 2014
  • Criminal Justice
  • Judicial Process
  • 2014
  • Political Science
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (43)
Endorse Jerome
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly recommended. Jerome has an excellent representation as an effective criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"For criminal defense, I don't think you can do much better than Jerome. An excellent lawyer. Strongly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerome does a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked both with and against Jerome on various issues, and have always found him to conduct himself in a competent and professional manner. I highly recommend Jerome for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Other
"Jerome is a ethical, hard-working lawyer who pursues the cause of justice diligently. He provides valuable service to his clients. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Louisiana’s legal community is lucky to have an attorney like him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jerome. Highly respected in the legal community. A skilled lawyer with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Matthews' pursuit of excellence and his passion toward the legal profession is inspiring."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant criminal defense and appeals attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Matthews is an exceptional advocate who consistently obtains outstanding results for his clients. I would endorse him to anyone looking for an exceptional criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A leader in our profession, Counselor Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr, is nationally known as a zealous advocate and an experienced defender of people charged with serious criminal offenses. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Matthews has great experience and is well respected by his clients and other members of the bar for his skill and expertise"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Violent crime Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Matthews is a highly skilled and well-respected member of the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
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Harvey Violent crime Lawyer Jerome Matthews Jr.
Jerome Matthews Jr.
Violent crime Attorney
Harvey, LA
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available