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Matthew Allen Chidester

Divorce and separation Attorney at Round Rock, TX

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

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Matthew received his law degree from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. Barry University is a magnet for scholars seeking an education grounded in the highest sense of professionalism and in developing a firm understanding of the ethical and moral issues faced by members of the law school community and the larger legal community. Matthew received honors for participation in moot court competitions and has the distinction of earning the highest awards conferred for his coursework in the areas of Business Organizations, Trial Advocacy, and International Law of the Sea. Matthew received his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University- Idaho studying Pre-Law and English.


Matthew, who hails from Townsend, Massachusetts, married his college sweetheart, a Dallas native and settled in west Texas where he practice in the Midland-Odessa area. He developed a reputation for being smart and practical in his approach to client problems and is known as a zealous and creative advocate in the courtroom. Matthew is licensed to practice in the state courts of Texas and is admitted to the United State Federal Court for the Western District of Texas. He has a great deal of trial experience in the many types of litigation cases.


Chidester Law PLLC
1000 Heritage Center Circle
Round Rock, TX, 78664

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Posted by David | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dental business law
Mr. Chitister has helped me with multiple entity formations and a practice transition. He is very knowledgeable and professional. I will continue to use him and will recommend him to my friends. To me he is everything you would want in a lawyer on your side of any issue.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Matthew Chidester handled my divorce. He was professional, kind and helped me understand everything it entailed. He gave professional advice to help me address specific sensitive issues that I could not have handled on my own. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Rupa | May 22, 2015
Matthew Chidester - Highly recommend
Matthew was very professional and explains things clearly to make sure you completely understand everything. He was always available when I needed his expertise and responded promptly when contacted. He is always ready to go above and beyond in helping his clients. He understands our needs and he sets realistic expectations. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and co-workers.
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Posted by Kellie | May 15, 2015
Matthew Chidester: Highly Recommended
Matthew Chidester is an absolute professional who represents his clients completely and with full integrity. He is always willing to answer any questions and takes the time to explain things in a manner that allows you to understand. Matt's approach with his clients left me feeling very comfortable and always informed. I found Matt to be extremely responsive and always felt that he had my best interests in mind. I would absolutely recommend Matt to anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I was in a bad state of affairs (not of my doing) when I came into Mr. Chidester's office and he quickly assured me how to solve it and put me at ease. Very professional, knowledgeable and sharp. I will go right back to him if I ever have a legal need again.
Posted by Paul | December 24, 2014
Excellent council
Matthew Chidester gave us excellent council during the preparation of our wills. He was informative and helpful, providing us with various options to consider. He was timely and through.
Posted by David | December 23, 2014
Very Helpfull, especially for a Lawyer.
Mr. Chidester was able to provide me with the legal help I needed in a friendly and professional manner. You can tell he wants you to understand, he takes time to explain things, and he got the legal work I needed done quickly. I haven't used many lawyers (thank goodness), but I would put him at the top!
Posted by Michael | January 22, 2014
Michael Cox
Matthew is very informative and very knowledgeable. Walked me step by step the entire way through my divorce. I would recommend him to my friends and co-workers.
Posted by Naomi | July 20, 2013
custody case
Mat always kept me informed on everything but at the same time kept everything realistic in my case. I would recommend him to anyone.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Chidester Law PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Leffingwell & Associates, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Zinda & Davis, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Schoel Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Burr & Forman
  • 2007 - 2009
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  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jury Trial for Custody of a Child
  • Custody stayed with my client.
  • Child Support Modification
  • Child support was increased in my clients favor.


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Chair Elect
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Highest Grade - Business Organizations
  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Event
  • Family Law Basics for Non-Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Chamber Luncheon, Wednesday, October 14, 2015
  • "Avoid a Lawsuit; Protect your Growing Business"
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Endorse Matthew
Litigation Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Matt is dedicated to managing client exposure in business and transactional disputes, as well as taking a proactive approach in protecting client interests, often through preventative litigation. He handles all types of litigation matters, including business, commercial, and real estate litigation, land use issues, and tax controversy."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I think of Matt Chidester, two words come to mind: professionalism and passion. Matt thoughtfully represents his clients with their unique goals in mind, crafting a strategy to address the individual issues that may arise in a case. Hard working, with an eye towards results, Matt cares about his clients and cases as if they were family. I highly endorse Matt."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Friend
"Matt has had more courtroom experience than many attorneys get in an entire career; because of that, he has honed an outstanding courtroom presence that is invaluable in the fast-moving world of family law. Matt's experience and his results-oriented personality make him a pragmatic and effective advocate that does not waste the court's or his client's time. He has handled virtually every aspect of family law, and he is among the most talented courtroom advocates in the area. I would recommend him to friends or family without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. He gives 110% to each and every client and conducts himself with the utmost professionalism."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Matt is a great advocate in the courtroom, and is a direct communicator with clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Matt is a hard-nosed litigator, anyone in a tough family law situation would be lucky to have him."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a confident advocate for his clients that works hard to obtain the best possible outcome."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"When Matt is working on someone's case I know they're in good hands. He provides his client's with honest advice informed by his courtroom experience and when the opposition doesn't believe him he's not afraid to back it up in front of the judge and jury."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a creative, intelligent attorney who has had great success fighting for his client's in the courtroom. His combination of tenacity and ability to problem solve has continued to serve his clients well, and I confidently endorse him as an attorney that can handle any family law matter well."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew has a great understanding of the law and a realistic approach to the court system that helps his clients get the best outcome possible. Matthew's advocacy skills are outstanding, and his cut-the-point approach is refreshing and helpful in the family law context. I'd recommend him to anyone looking to hire a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew Chidester has impressed me time and time again with his diligence to the matters at hand as well as his perseverance in and out of the courtroom. I have sat with Mr. Chidester in two jury trials, both of which were handled with the utmost professionalism during tough situations. I have seen Mr. Chidester during numerous final hearings or enforcement hearings and he is a great oral advocate during any type of contested hearing. He also keeps a calm head throughout pre-trial negotiations with opposing counsel or parties. I would highly recommend requesting Matthew Chidester by name."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chidester is an excellent attorney. I had the greatest pleasure of working with him. He always advocated to the fullest for his clients. There is nothing he cannot handle, from the simplest child support hearing to a full-blown Jury trial. And for every hearing he was nothing but fully prepared."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a passionate advocate with a surprising amount of courtroom experience for an attorney his age. This experience benefits his clients as they can be assured that when he tells opposing attorneys that he'll "see them in court", he means it."
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Round Rock Divorce and separation Lawyer Matthew Allen Chidester
Matthew Allen Chidester
Divorce and separation Attorney
Round Rock, TX
Licensed for 13 years

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