5.0 stars 21 totalReview Matias Rueda
Posted by Taylor Family
We had searched for several months for the right attorney out of the Austin area to help us. Needless to say we were at our breaking point. We had been told several things but mainly that there was nothing that could be done because we live too far & it would cost thousands of dollars just to get started. My mother-in-law's attorney out of the Fort Worth, Texas area referred me to AVVO to find an attorney since we do not live in the Austin area. In fact we are three hours away. On the day I searched on AVVO, I spoke with three other attorney offices & Mr. Rueda was the only one who called me back, and didn't want to charge me $100/hour for a phone consultation. He had a prior appointment set up 30 mins from our call, but he took time out to actually listen with compassion to our story. He also called me back after his appointment to finish up talking with me, and he let me know how he could help us & what our options were. My husband has had 12 long years of battling his ex-girlfriend to just see his son. Long story short...he's always paid his child support on time as well as insurance, and we just wanted to see the child on a normal (per court order) visitation schedule that had been denied numerous of times because it wasn't convenient for her. Mr. Rueda not only dealt with numerous of lies from the ex-girlfriend on our court date set up by the Attorney General, but rescheduled a final hearing date that thankfully ended up in (long but worth it) mediation. He went above & beyond to get us exactly what Den deserved...a normal visitation schedule to build a bond with his son. He never waivered from what Den wanted & deserved, even though the ex-girlfriend was persistent on not giving in & wanted everything her way.
Mr. Rueda never failed to take the time to answer all of our questions (and we had several). His knowledge about family law is over the top, he's very professional as well as personable, and told us of options that we didn't even realize we had. My husband was very anti-lawyers by the time we found Mr. Rueda because we had dealt with a few that showed little to interest in helping us. Mr. Rueda made him feel like a long time friend, and never made us feel like we were just "another client". My husband felt comfortable & was able to open up about the way the long 12 years had taken a toll on him, and expressed at times he had no hope it would ever get better. He was ready to give up until we found Mr. Rueda. The relief he made us feel is priceless. I'm not sure I can adequately express what he has meant (and will always mean) to our family. He was a true God-send.
Posted by a client
Mr. Rueda handled my divorce which was complicated by the fact that my ex was living overseas. He outlined my options after hearing the details of my case during our initial phone consultation, and I hired him immediately. He is very knowledgeable, dependable and professional. He answered all of my questions promptly and was always succinct but thorough. I felt comfortable discussing my case with him, without judgment. The divorce was finalized in a few short months, and I was relieved at how he made this difficult process that much easier. I would highly recommend Mr. Rueda to any of my friends, family members, or colleagues.
Posted by Kelli Eagle
I live states away so I had to find a lawyer that not only knew the laws but also that I can trust a 100 percent. He went above and beyond to keep me informed and to put my best interest first. He knew the laws very well which help me get more things out of my case than I expected. He treats his clients with compassion and will fight for you. He is an amazing lawyer. I called atleast six other lawyers but I knew that he was the best one out there. Look no farther cause Mr. Rueda is a needle in a haystack.
Posted by Bajaj
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the wonderful service you and your firm provided me during my divorce process. My attorney, Mat Rueda, did an outstanding job representing me and protecting my interests. Attorney Rueda is a very dedicated legal counsel and was always willing to assist me when I needed his advice, in a timely manner. He consistently offered me the personal attention, straight forward advice, and quality representation that I was looking for. I am truly impressed with Attorney Rueda’s legal knowledge, attention to detail, and his ability to address complex situations quickly. This is a fantastic law firm that I would recommend to others having divorce issues. Thanks again for the great service!
Posted by a client
So my experience is based on consulting with Mr. Rueda. Although admittedly this involves a limited scope of knowledge, it had enough impact on me to take time out of my hectic schedule to inform others of my positive experience. My time is limited, as my court dealings are not over, and I have a hotly contested final hearing approaching. But this brings me to what moved me to write a review about Mr. Rueda. I am not from the U.S. After two horrific experiences with previous attorneys (think the norm- money hungry, sans any moral fiber), my trust and faith in these professionals is quite limited. So after months of emailing attorneys while abroad led to nothing (two attorneys later my finances can't hold up the big ticket retainer), I hit the ground running when back in the states (days before my pre-trial). After two solid days of being ridiculed, denied, and ignored by attorneys (between my support group and I- over 75 attorneys were contacted), I encountered Mr. Rueda. He was different. He was human, when no one else was. He listened where others interrupted, he offered sympathy while others mocked my horrific circumstances, and mostly importantly he offered help and support when everyone else said I was crazy and to look elsewhere (most would not take on such a large case, on such short notice, and those who would came with 10k + price tags up front). No one would offer guidance on what to do. Who to talk to in a country and system unfamiliar to me. Mr. Rueda would. Although he was not able to represent me (due to jurisdiction limitations), he did take his time to guide me through the process should I have to represent myself pro-se. He was even willing to help guide me on some of the discovery issues I was left with due to my former attorney. So after two days of zero hope, I found this man. Who at least gave me a glimmer of it. In a field overrun by those lacking integrity, empathy, and decency...it's nice to see the occasional human being. Would my case be tried closer to Mr. Rueda, I wouldn't have hesitated to hire him.
Posted by Bill
After having many missteps in the family court arena I felt that all was lost and that I would be relegated to "uncle-dad" status for eternity. Then I met Mat, he worked with me to get a plan together and he left no stone un-turned. Court filings were always done early and with exceptional legal references and style. Phone calls and emails were always returned within a day even on the weekends. I felt before we went to court in the hallway that no matter what happens in the trial I was more than pleased with what he had done for me. In the courtroom he took it to a whole other level.
His demeanor in court was sharp and well executed and he had a complete handle on the room from the judge to the opposition. I now have my son 50 percent of the time and he is getting a great education, in no small part to the efforts of Mat. In this crazy court system that we have, having Mat Rueda on your team is a must have.
Posted by a client
I found Mat as a referral and was very impressed with the creative nature of his solution, one that I doubt I or other attorney's would have considered.
I was in needed for a divorce from a common law marriage that had soured. Under Texas law common law marriage has the same stock as a marriage ceremony. Mat was creative in filing for a divorce, then (both parties) agreeing to a non suit - effectively making the whole situation a no harm, no foul, giving each party a clean title to their future lives. Mat is professional, appreciates ways to make a difficult situation as simple as possible and at great value. I also know that if I have questions I can still call him and I would highly recommend anyone with family law issues to work with Mat.
Posted by Jeremy
Mat is a knowledgeable attorney and gave me great advice with my custody case. He was up front and honest throughout the duration of my case. I recommend Mat for anyone that needs a Family Law Attorney.
Posted by a client
Mat is the most knowledgeable attorney in the area of family law that I have had the pleasure to know. Mat has always been honest with me in telling me the truth about my case and he can be aggressive when I needed him to defend me against opposing counsel. I would highly recommend Mat to anyone who needs a family law attorney.
Posted by Ashley
I was referred to Mat by a close friend during both an exciting and stressful time. He helped to resolve a custody issue with an ex, while my family was attempting to move on and start a new chapter in our life. Mat is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and patient. He was always willing to answer questions (sometimes the same multiple times) and made my family feel at ease with the situation we were going through. I would highly recommend him to everyone!