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Matthew Dexter Hamilton

Criminal defense Attorney at Sherman, TX

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Matthew D. Hamilton

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 13 years
    Colorado - CO 11 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2012
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

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Matt Hamilton joined the Robert T. Jarvis Law Firm in August, 2012, after more than two years as an assistant district attorney prosecuting cases in Grayson County and Collin County. In 2017 Matt became Partner at now Jarvis and Hamilton Law Firm. He is a 2010 graduate of Creighton University Law School in Omaha, Nebraska, where he won the Moot Court Competition and was voted best orator. With an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance, Matt is well equipped to handle any case involving money or finances along with all DWI, Assualts, or other criminal Cases.


Client's Choice 2016,2014
Client's Choice
2016 2014


Jarvis and Hamilton Law Firm
Jarvis and Hamilton Law Firm
3340 Camp Bowie Blvd. Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
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  22 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christian | April 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
Got my two felonies dropped and even worked on holidays to help me out ASAP. Can’t recommend him enough!
Posted by Axavier | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
10 out of 10
Wanna give a huge thank you to Matthew & the whole Jarvis & Hamilton Law Firm. Sometimes we make mistakes in life & dealing with it can be really scary, they truly understand. Matthew sat down with me, listened to my whole story, never judged me kept it human with me & assured me he was going to do everything in his power to make this process as smooth as possible & assured me he would be there with me the whole way.. Christie the paralegal is amazing, she is super helpful & knowledgeable. She was always there to answer any of my questions when needed and is an expert an communication. It has been two years since my incident & they have definitely turned into family! They even call from time to time to see how things are going in life, they are experts at their job & truly want to help!
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Posted by Wanda | April 7, 2019
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Matt Hamilton - EXCELLENT CRIMINAL ATTORNEY!! A Real Winner!!!
I had searched and searched for the right attorney to hire to help my brother, who has been held in Trinity County for almost 3 years. Each attorney that was used failed to help him. They did not care about what happened to my brother. They only took the money and did not provide competent legal services for my brother. I did not trust any of them. I started researching attorneys and found Matt Hamilton. He responded to my call and told me that he would review my brother's criminal case first and if he could help him, he would take the case. He instilled confidence, trust in him immediately, and I truly believed that he could help my brother! I knew that as we talked, his knowledge base in Criminal Law is EXCELLENT!! I just knew that he was the right one! My Dad spoke with him and said he trusted him as well and that was definitely a plus! He has a lot of confidence in Matt Hamilton. However, he didn't feel have any confidence in any of the prior attorneys handling my brother's case, but he felt good about MATT!!! I knew then that MATT was the right one!! I believe in him, he responds to your calls of inquiry, he fights for you and/or your loved ones and he IS helping my brother! He's a PLUS to your firm. I have another case for him that I will submit to him early next week. I will use your firm again and will refer Matt and your firm to others. Thank you Matt for helping my brother and helping our family!! Be blessed and Congrats on your Baby Girl!
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Posted by Craig | November 26, 2018
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Awesome Attorney
Mr. Matt could've done this with his eyes closed. Always kept me in a comfortable position even though my tough and stressful case. He knows what he's doing and how to maneuver throughout the justice system with ease. The hospitality and service of the staff was superb. Matt was able to get me a second chance. Thanks Matt! Peace and love to you and yours.
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Posted by Maurice | December 21, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Matthew was court appointed to handle a case for my son in Collin County. I was very pleased with his dedication and expertise. Matthew was very thorough with us and kept us well informed as the case progressed. I would highly recommend Matthew to anyone in need of a top-notch defense attorney.
Posted by Christopher | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Better call Matt
I acquired Matthew as a court appointed attorney in Collin county and we all know how that goes. Surprisingly he and his staff kept my family up to date with my case, he worked with us and understood our family needs. I originally was sent a deal for 8 years and with his commitment it got reduced to 11 days in jail and 6 months ankle gps tracking. We admire his dedication and would recommend him to anyone seeking representation.
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Posted by Phyllis Czarnecki | October 25, 2016
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The Best Lawyer
We hired Matt Hamilton for Leah's case and he was an excellent attorney. Through his diligence, perseverance, professionalism, timely follow-up, and respectful and informative dialogue, we were able to get the case dismissed. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone needing legal assistance. Through the whole process, we were made to feel at ease and well taken care of. He instilled a confidence in both of us that was comforting and decreased our anxiety. We appreciated his service immensely.
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Posted by Christian | May 19, 2016
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Excellent lawyer
Matt was my lawyer. He communicated with me regularly, he worked with the prosecutor, and was able to get my case dropped. Amazing service, glad I was able to have him. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Posted by Joe | April 12, 2016
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Matthew Hamilton is an Awesome lawyer
Matthew was a great attorney, that handled my case and got my case suppressed. I would refer Matt to anyone that needs a lawyer who cares.
Posted by rodgers | April 1, 2016
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First Class Representation
Matt has been first class in handling my criminal case. From day one he has been clear in my options as well as giving me confidence that he is doing everything possible as my attorney. Everyone in the office has been just as friendly and caring to my needs. I would definitely recommend Matthew.
Posted by Cochise | February 4, 2016
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Best there is!!!
Finally a Lawyer that you can trust. Highly intelligent and he does not miss any detail. From the very beginning he gave me the confidence that we would win.He and his entire office made me feel as if I was the most important client there was. He attacks your case with ferocity while keeping your best interest at heart. He really cares. The case was dismissed! I highly recommend his services to anyone regardless of race religion or nationality. An elite professional from start to victory!
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
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Lawyer of my lifetime.
This man was a tremendous when it came to helping me. Great guy as well as a great lawyer. He gets straight to it, purposes the most reasonable angles in the most down to earth direct manner, and wins. I highly recommend Matt Hamilton.
Posted by Mathias | May 29, 2015
Trustworthy, Fair, Honest & Experienced
Matt Hamilton was instrumental to the success outcome of my court hearing and legal proceedings. He masterfully navigated me through the court system and my legal options. He listened to my concerns while exemplifying integrity. He took his time to analyze all forms of evidence to build a solid legal defense. His excellent defense made a significant, positive difference in my case. Matt is personable, reliable, and intelligent. He was responsive and understanding every step of the way. I highly recommend Matt Hamilton for your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2015
Great lawyer that gets the job done!
Matt helped me get charges completely dropped. I didn't have to go to trial and I never even had to see a judge. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by jeffery | July 20, 2014
Matthew Hamliton is the lawyer your looking for.
Matthew Hamilton is a great lawyer. This man saved my life. Being on probation,I picked up some cases against Me ,from false charges on me for assault and terrorist threat DWI, resisting arrest probation violation,and this man took control and help me and my life is getting back on track.I want to recommend ,MATTHEW HAMILTON for any legal problems you have,this is the man that can make it happen.GREAT LAWYER.
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Posted by Ricky | June 20, 2014
Great attorney!!!
Matt is a great guy, handled my case with professionalism and confidence. He helped with a very important case and not only did we win the case he absolutely dominated the court room that day! I strongly advise using Matt for any legal matters!
Posted by Anthony | April 28, 2014
Saving grace
At a time when I was 98% sure that things were only going to get worse, substantially worse, I finally caught a break. I couldn't have been more on my own, and at a time when when being alone/on my own was the very last thing I wanted, Matt showed me that I wasn't. The very first conversation he and I had, he made me feel like we'd known each other for years. A comfort someone needs when facing anything that's life-changing. He even met with me on Sunday's, and he never once made me feel like a "client", but a long time friend!!   I'll recommend Matt without the slightest of hesitation, and will do so with confidence!!   Thank you again Matt, for everything!!
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Posted by Casey | March 28, 2014
Great Lawyer!!
Great at keeping me and my family informed every step of the way through one of the most difficult times in my life. Treated me with nothing but respect. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone I know.
Posted by Pacie | March 20, 2014
Nothing but the Best!!!
Matt Hamilton is amazing, being young at the age of 18 and never being in trouble he was an attorney who made me feel comfortable and confident that everything will be okay! He was awesome at keeping me and my family informed on all that was going on. From the time we first hired him he was on the case getting it to move along a lot faster. I would recommend him to anyone and if any future references happen Matt will be the go to guy. He is very knowledgeable on the system with being a former assistant district attorney, he was awesome at explaining how everything work and where my placement was in all of it. He truly cares about his clients and will do all he can to get them the best result!
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Posted by kari | March 6, 2014
Matt the Miracle Worker
Matt preforms miracles!!!!! He got my husband off of probation after his third violation. He got all his charges dropped despite, all of the overwhelming evidence against him. We were for sure that he was going to prison for the max but Matt, turn everything around and my husband was released that same day
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Jarvis and Hamilton Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Collin County District Attorney
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Robert T. Jarvis Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Grayson County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2012
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  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Creighton University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2010
  • University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DWI
  • Not Guilty. Court held that because the officer never asked when he finished drinking it is possible that he consumed right before driving and BAC would be below .08 at the time of driving


  • North Texas Youth Connection
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Grayson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients Choice Badge
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Moot Court Winner
  • Creighton University
  • 2008
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • Creighton University
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Unleash the Beast
  • Ethics
  • 2018
  • Collin County Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I first met Matt when he was an assistant DA. I was so impressed with him that I hired him to help me. Matt now handles his own docket including felonies and federal cases. He researches the law and finds an out for his clients. If that doesn't work, he will try the case. Matt is very good in trial because he connects with juries. And he wins! Matt is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Its always a pleasure to get to watch Matt take up the cause of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew and I worked together several years ago. He is a hard worker who will take the time to research and apply the law properly."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a tireless worker for his clients and a superior advocate. I have long been impressed by his attention to detail and never say die attitude. He is an excellent lawyer for you consideration on criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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