Posted by Steven
In Austin, during no refusal weekend, I got pulled over for speeding on Congress (11 mph over). I had been drinking earlier in the night, and refused to blow (officer did report that I did well on the field sobriety tests). Subsequently, I was taken to jail and charged with a DWI and UCW. Hired Matt Shrum the next day. From day 1, Matt and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and professional. Matt has always been in communication and is well versed in criminal law. He kept every appointment and was always accessible. 1.5 years after my initial arrest, we pled to obstruction of a highway. DWI and UCW were dismissed. I am extremely satisfied. Matt is awesome!
Posted by Josh
If you need an attorney for DWI or anything else, trust me, Matt is your guy. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. I got a DWI and needed to find an attorney. It was my first DWI, so I really didn't have a clue how to pick the right/best attorney (considering there are so many). After doing a lot of research and looking through the pile of marketing letters I had received through mail from different attorneys, Matt was one of five or so that I called or met with. Long story short, of all the attorneys I talked to (and they were all highly competent, pricey, known attorneys), in my opinion, Matt was on another level mentally. A strategic thinker who looks a things from different angles (we talked for a while). I also looked up how many cases he had working (which was a large number), as well as his past results. I was impressed. I also learned that he was a former prosecutor. I came to the conclusion that he was intelligent, highly competent, and a hard worker. Just what I was looking for. All in all, what I observed and experienced is that Matt knows the game from both a prosecutor and criminal defense perspective, and was well liked by the prosecutors and judge. I'd recommend him to my family and closest friends without hesitation. He got my DWI reduced to an obstruction of highway charge. Thank you Matt.
Posted by John
Mr. Shrum was highly recommended to me by a friend of mine who had used his services before. The first phone call that I made to Matt indicated to me that he was more than willing and able to assist me in my legal matter. I found Matt to be straightforward with me, knowledgeable, helpful and above all available. Because of my job and my schedule, Matt was always able to work with me whenever a court appearance was warranted and his extensive knowledge of the Travis County court system as well as the local municipal field was an immense help in my situation.
It is with great confidence and pride that I recommend Mr. Shrum for your legal needs.
Posted by Anne
Matt Shrum is a miracle worker.
Over a half-century into my life, I was arrested for a first and only DWI. Recognizing that I posed no danger to society, Mr. Shrum not only achieved the impossible — which was to get my case dismissed (deferred prosecution)! — but did so allowing a payment plan flexible enough for me to manage on a fixed income.
When initially shopping for an attorney, I spoke with many, and my hopes were low, based on the evidence for the prosecution. Most with whom I spoke were helpful, and I’d narrowed the choices down to a few who seemed exceptional without their making false promises as to potential outcomes. What struck me about Matt were several things, among them that
• he was highly respected by his colleagues, as I learned around that time and later at the courthouse,
• he’d been a prosecuting attorney previously, which would aid him in empathizing with the state, and lent him an extra negotiating tool or two from having had that relationship with the prosecutors’ office,
• he was the most willing to work out a payment plan, even though it was apparent that he didn’t need to in order to gain anymore clients, and
• in the end, my gut told me he was the right guy.
Mr. Shrum is professional, knows his stuff, operates at a high level of integrity, and I will be forever grateful to him.
Anonymous review posted on
Mr. Shrum handled my DWI case. It was not my first DWI and there was an accident involved, so it was a felony charge. I was very lucky that no one died or was seriously injured. The good thing about Mr. Shrum is that he offered a very flexible payment plan. He didn't require a lump-sum down payment. He is a nice guy, calm and relaxed. I decided not to go to trial, and plea-bargain instead. I was assigned 6 months in prison (shock probation), and ended up staying a few weeks past my release date because when my court date was set, neither the courts nor my lawyer included time I had already served. Mr. Shrum did not return phone calls or emails in a timely manner. He was more responsive in the beginning of my case, but towards the end I felt like his attitude was one of just getting my case over with since I had already paid. Also he had said that his fees included help with the driver's license suspension, but he never acted on that or negotiated that with the prosecutor. In my opinion, Mr. Shrum is not an aggressive lawyer, which is what you need here in TX when dealing with DWIs.
Posted by Kenneth
This was my first, and hopefully last, DWI that I have gotten and I happened to look up Matt Shrum on the internet when looking for a good lawyer. Let's just say that I feel extremely fortunate to have come across him and his experience as an attorney. He was very professional, did not have me do things that were overly time consuming/unnecessary to handle my case in an excellent manner. Most importantly, he focused on the details of my case and was successful in getting it dismissed. I give Matt my highest recommendation in every way possible. Again, if you are looking for someone that is professional, efficient, effective, and on the ball, don't hesitate to contact Matt Shrum for your legal representation.
Posted by Patrick
On two separate occasions I've relied on Mr. Shrum to help me out with traffic violations - both times he was able to assist me in getting my issues resolved for my benefit. It was pretty intimidating as I was staring at some pretty hefty fines from the state that would have really hurt my insurance rate. I would highly recommend Mr. Shrum to anyone who feels like the deck is stacked against them!
Posted by Eddie
recently i was convicted of a DWI ,Matt Shrum did an excellent job in representing me. I also had an accident, 2nd offence (1st offence was 31 years ago). Matt got me off with a walk through to get me 5 days served on my sentence no fine just court cost and no probation, now you know why i wrote this review.
Posted by Chris
Just a few days after my husband and I got married, he got several criminal and civil cases from his ex-wife who tried to abuse law to get him into trouble after knowing he has been moved on with his life…It was the worst time in our life, we didn't have time nor mood to celebrate or enjoy our new life together, instead of suffering from these lawsuits.
My husband and I have interviewed many attorneys for both his criminal and civil cases. After comparison and consideration, we decided to hire Matthew Shrum as our attorney.
If there is a category for "Exemplary Attorneys", Matthew Shrum should top the list. His integrity and ethics are of the highest caliber. He did a wonderful job explaining everything to us regarding my husband’s case and later he got the case dismissed as he promised. Both my husband and I have been extremely pleased with Matthew Shrum, and have recommended him to many people that we have come into contact.
We will always be grateful to Matt for helping us through the very difficult and emotional time.
All in all, Matthew Shrum is a very qualified attorney who is professional, diplomatic, and ethical. He negotiates with integrity and honesty. He is an excellent criminal attorney and simply just a good person.
Anonymous review posted on
Matthew did an excellent job on my behalf; he was professional, kind, respectful and kept me informed throughout the court process. Oh, and we won!