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Matthew J. Hefti

Military law Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2018
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Military law
    Courts-martial trials and appeals, Article 15, adverse administrative actions, separation boards, post-conviction writs.

  2. Appeals
    Military appeals, UCMJ appeals, Texas and federal civil and criminal appeals.

  3. Business
    Enthusiastic about helping creative and driven entrepreneurs, small-businesses, and non-profits reach their goals by providing personal attention and collaborative solutions customized for each client's unique circumstances and budget.

  4. Litigation
    Simple and complex criminal and civil litigation.

  5. Criminal defense
    Texas trials, appeals, and writs. Military trials, appeals, and writs. Federal trials, appeals, and writs.

  6. Contracts and agreements

  7. Employment and labor

Motivated and informed through my own military service, I focus a significant part of my practice on military law, including military appeals and military writs. I also handle trials, appeals, and post-conviction writs. Regardless of the size of the case or seriousness of the charges, I believe it's important to take a team-based approach to representation to ensure my clients get the best holistic service possible, uniquely tailored to suit their objectives and goals at each step.

I spend a portion of my practice in nonprofit formation, development, representation, and counsel. I particularly enjoys advising, representing, and promoting other writers, editors, agents, publishers, and literacy organizations.

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Posted by Nate | March 20, 2022
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Senior Enlisted Leader, USN (Active Duty)
If you’re reading this wondering “which attorney should I hire”, please give your time and attention to Matthew… he and Parlatore have helped me and others beyond what words and actions could describe. My case was a unique and challenging one in that there really wasn’t a lot of precedence for my particular situation. I am active duty Navy and was referred to Parlatore by a friend from deployment who had great success with another attorney in the firm. Upon introduction to Matthew, he was professional, communicative, and spoke in a way that allowed me to understand the intricacies of law that we were focused on and set realistic expectations of timelines, specific efforts, etc. He provided me all the resources, instructions, doctrine, etc. to aid in getting the needed information to make the right call and move forward smartly. Matthew would field my calls, questions, ideas, and concerns at all times of day and night. When he was busy or had a lot going on, he again was honest and communicated that to me so I wasn’t wondering what was going on or think that he forgot about me… that was never the case and I was never left wondering. He never failed to properly advise me from a legal and personal perspective always bearing truth and honesty in mind and at the forefront. His timeliness and punctuality is second to none. One of his many strengths was his ability to “wordsmith” and weave words on paper and in conversation that elaborately spoke to the truth of the matter in a very real and convincing way. He spoke to my command on my behalf on numerous occasions which helped because of the personal and medical obligations I was going through at the time. I never thought for a second that he and Parlatore didn’t have my back… they were always there. Throughout my case, Matthew dealt with and spoke with me as if I was a relative or close friend… in the end now, I do consider him a friend. If I had to use a lawfirm again, Parlatore would be the one. From Parlatore, Matthew is the man you want!!
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Posted by marissa | March 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
He is a incredible lawyer. He literally have my husband (Walter Clark) his freedom back. He worked countless hours on walter defense for trail. Walter trail was dismissed half way through and the charge was Murder. If it wasn’t for his eyes and brains who knows where Walter’s freedom would be today. He gave us our life back he not only helped him but his family.Matthew is the definition of what justice means in this country. Me and Walter have a baby on the way that’s due in July and a three year old child named heaven. Just two short weeks ago all was in jeopardy. Thank you so much Matthew, no amount of money nor thank you could ever give back what you have given to us.
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Posted by Walter | March 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Matthew was and will be a great experience with a lawyer.He cares for his clients well being and he works extremely hard to prove the innocent.I had a murder charge and he worked day and night and show my innocence and without him I probably wouldn’t be here now letting everyone know how awesome of a lawyer he is I wouldn’t chose another
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Counsel
  • Parlatore Law Group
  • 2021 - Present
  • Owner and Principal Attorney
  • The Hefti Law Office, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Research and Writing Counsel
  • Gulf Region Advocacy Center
  • 2017 - 2018


  • University of Wisconsin
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2017
  • National University
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • 2013
  • American Military University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010
  • University of Phoenix
  • Associate of Arts in Technical Studies
  • 2006
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • AAS - Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology
  • 2006
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  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • International Association of Bomb Techs and Investigators
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Author's Guild
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Indigent Defense Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The War Horse Writing Fellowship
  • The War Horse in Partnership with the Carey Institute for Global Good and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
  • 2018
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards
  • 2017
  • Bruce Beilfuss Memorial Award for Outstanding Service
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2016
  • Russel G. Cleary Memorial Scholarship
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 2014
  • Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year
  • Air Force Association
  • 2007
  • Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
  • Air Force Materiel Command
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Capital Defense Seminar
  • Breaking Down a Forensic Expert Report and Finding the Right Experts
  • 2020
  • Capital Defense Seminar
  • Breaking Down a Forensic Expert Report and Finding the Right Experts
  • 2019
  • Defense Makes Champions
  • There is no ‘I’ in Team: Mitigation and Expert Witnesses
  • 2019
  • Capital Defense Seminar
  • When Junk Science Puts a Man on Death Row, a Case Analysis
  • 2019
  • Mitigation Skills Bootcamp
  • Scorched-Earth Records Collection
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is an accomplished attorney who represents his clients zealously. He is passionate, dedicated and a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a bright, talented, meticulous and personable attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is a gifted litigator and appellate attorney that affords his clients his full, undivided attention. He works tirelessly to obtain the outcomes his clients deserve and will not stop until all avenues are exhausted."
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Houston Military law Lawyer Matthew J. Hefti
Matthew J. Hefti
Military law Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 5 years
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