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Matthew D. Roy

Divorce and separation Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.8   32 reviews

also known as Matthew D. Roy

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

As a Sacramento area family law, bankruptcy, and criminal defense attorney I am committed to helping people navigate the complex issues involving divorce, child custody, and domestic violence. I also handle Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases in addition to criminal cases as the need arises along with all types of cases involving various restraining orders. I was Born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I originally came to Sacramento to finish my B.A. in Government at Sac State after finishing Community College in the Los Angeles area. I have moved between LA and Sacramento several times since 2000. I travel between the two areas regularly for both professional and personal reasons and enjoy being able to help individuals resolve their legal issues in several practice areas across the entire State. I have volunteered extensively for domestic violence prevention organizations in Los Angeles and Sacramento. I have assisted in the preparation and filing of hundreds of restraining orders on behalf of both Petitioners and Respondents. I also conduct regular workshops that provide information on divorce, child custody, and domestic violence matters to indigent and unrepresented litigants.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2015
Client's Choice
2020 2015

Photos and videos

Me conducting a child custody information workshop for a local domestic violence prevention organization.

Location

Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Andy | March 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust
Matt came highly referred and regarded and was nothing short of professional, knowledgeable, and very personable. He answered all my questions and made the process of completing my Trust simple and stress free as he did all the work including setting up notary and filing. I am extremely pleased to have met Matt and it provides me with sense of calmness to know I have him as my lawyer. Thank you Matt for going above and beyond.
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Posted by Matthew N. | February 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Direct, honest, and responsive
I hired Matthew Roy to help me navigate a rather nasty break-up turned stalking/harassment situation requiring a DVRO. I had tried twice before our consultation and was completely overwhelmed. Once hired, Matthew took over and told me to relax and let him do the work. At every step of the way, he prepared me for what was next, he explained things in a detailed but down to earth manner. His ability to keep calm and collected when dealing with the respondent was nothing short of miraculous. In court he was professional, respectful, and realistic. He advocated for me and what I needed from this process, and did not waste anyone’s time in doing so. Thanks to Matthew, I was granted a five year DVRO and my life is now stress free! Thank you, Matthew!
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Posted by Arthur M | February 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Restraining Order and Divorce
Very smart, professional attorney. Highly recommend and has helped me very much.
Posted by Blanca | August 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mediation / restraining order
We hired Matthew to help my disabled senior mother with a restraining order on a violent man living in her home. He was well versed in the law and helped us feel at ease throughout the whole process. He was incredibly diligent and was constantly following up. My mom is safe now and we are eternally grateful!
Posted by Ethan | December 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This guy knows his stuff
Family court is not where I wanted to be. With so many questions and variables surrounding my case, Mr. Roy was able to help me feel more settled and comfortable before going into court. His understanding of family law and strategies were so spot on. He is a real professional and not out to just milk you for your money. Mr. Roy's fees were very fair and reasonable, especially for a single father like myself. I would highly recommend him for any of your family court needs.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Matthew D. Roy for legal counsel
He came highly recommended and did not disappoint regarding a family law case, involving a former partner, whom I had a restraining order against. Mr. Roy was very helpful and diligent in assisting to help resolve the money owed to me and without further involvement of the courts. I am forever grateful for his patience and expertise and resolution on my behalf.
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Posted by Hamid | November 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the man!!!
Mr. Roy fought a case for me for almost a year and a half. Throughout the entire process he stayed very diligent and fought very hard to get my charges reduced and dismissed. He stayed by my side the entire way and made me feel very confident. Needless to say, he took away so much stress I had from the case. The case ended up going in our favor and I could not be more happy. Do not waste your time going with someone else, Mr. Roy possesses the knowledge, the expertise, and most of all he cares about his clients. Thank you for everything Matthew!
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Posted by Jason | August 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended! Excellent work and a nice guy.
Matthew Roy came highly recommended from my pastor who wanted me to reconsider going through the bankruptcy process on my own. The recommendation was so strong I remember thinking what a good friend to help him get clients. That was not the case. Mr. Roy has no need of help getting clients. His Law Office does well because of his reputation and his track record. I am happy to be on the list of those who can vouch that he is a sharp attorney and a good guy all around. My file is about twice the size of his other clients. I did not know this for sure until after we were done and he was answering my question about it. He never was bothered by this (or at least didn’t show it). I wish I could say the same. I was moaning about the mountains of information Mr. Roy kept requesting – and the detail and specificity he wanted seemed a bit much at times. On more than one occasion, Mr. Roy had to follow up with me multiple times about something he requested from me. I am impressed and a bit envious how Matthew was able to size me up. Even though he didn’t know me very well, Matthew knew what I needed to hear – or I guess how I needed to hear it (words of grace, or more of a tone of encouragement/challenge, and somedays it was a kick in the pants). My day in court finally came and I was looking forward to this ending. Excitement turned to anxiety as I listened to the cases prior to mine being called. I began to worry as each person had something that needed attention. There was a form missing or a document incorrectly filled out, or questions about accounting paperwork submitted to the court that was vague. Some things were big some seemed small, but, ALL of them required a continuance of their case to another court date, so that they can fix, add, or clarify whatever it was that was causing them to have to come back next month & try it again. My case eventually was called and I was bracing for more requests. The trustee’s tone changed a bit as he says that my file has been received and he is able to confirm that it is both complete and clear. And, because of that, the court has no further questions for me and my application was approved. Mr. Roy smiled and as he shook my hand he tells me; “And that is exactly why I asked you to do all that I asked you to do. Because if you do it right... you get it done!” You can feel confident that you are getting a sharp attorney, who has attention to detail, great people skills, and an ability to get it done!
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Posted by Christina | August 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer for bankruptcy
He made my experience as simple and painless as possible. Super efficient and walked me through every step so I was stress free! Thank you for being amazing. Highly recommend!
Posted by Ted | February 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detailed and Responsive
Matthew Roy handled a Chapter 7 case for me and helped me navigate through the process to a successful conclusion. I have used attorneys in the past for various types of litigation and Matt returns phone calls and plans the most effective strategy. He helped me and gave me great advice along the way.
Posted by Jeff | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Magnifico,Magnificant
Matthew beat a false restraining order against me n went beyond the Call of Duty by coming to my residence n serving my adversary a restraining order on behalf of another roommate the same day , got this guy removed from the house.
Posted by Richard | November 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Matthew was right up front with my best interests in mind. His knowledge of the law is impressive and I felt at ease from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends for their legal needs! He made a big difference in my life and well being.
Posted by Lisa | September 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST CIVIL ATTORNEY EVER!
Mr. Roy is very professional and knowledgeable! I had very serious charges against me and he was able to get them dropped completely! Hope to never have cause to need an attorney in the future but if I do, there is no one else I would want to represent me!
Posted by Anthony D. | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Sacramento
Matthew Roy is an outstanding lawyer. My family and I were falsely accused of elderly abuse.And Matthew made a solid defense for our case.He respected our time and listened carefully to our side of the story. If you are looking for a Patient, understanding and respectful Lawyer Matthew Roy is who you want.
Posted by Krista | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney In town
If you are seeking an Attorney, look no further. Mr.Roy beyond delivered on his duties as an attorney. Not only did Mr.Roy do a fantastic job at delivering positive and effective results, he did it with the highest quality of professionalism and kindness. From the moment I hired him, he did nothing less then give me positive desired results, thus achieving the ultimate desired outcome. If you are looking for an Attorney to deliver results, be professional and kind, and affordable, Matthew D. Roy is the Attorney for you.
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Posted by Bradley | December 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney you could retain
Matt is an excellent attorney that I recommend to absolutely anyone in need. Matt helped me through a very difficult and incredibly complicated divorce, and was able to get me the best possible outcome through each circumstance. I've worked with attorneys before, both professionally and personally, but none that work as diligently and care more about their clients more than him. With Matt, you're more than a just case, and he works hard to get you what you want. His counsel was worth every penny.
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Posted by Benson | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justice Was Served!
After suffering through a domestic violence case I was accused of by an ex girlfriend. I was fortunately able to get my case dismissed due to false accusations. My ex girlfriend continued to pursue a restraining order against me that I strongly did not agree with shortly after. I contacted attorney Roy and he was able to represent me right away. He was able to quickly meet with me to gather all the evidence and information he needed and in no time in court fighting aggressively for me. He fought the case like his life depended on it and his experience was able to reveal the lies and made up stories that my ex girlfriend made up about me. In the end, JUSTICE WAS SERVED and I was very happy with the outcome!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Upfront and Honest. Fantastic Attorney.
I had been going through a really hard time with life and started in a downward spiral because of my excessive drinking. I had no criminal record and was completely new to the legal system. I got into some legal trouble with a few DUIs and a vandalism charge which was handled by the Public Defenders office at first. After the original sentencing, I was in a minor legal battle about the vandalism charge and also in unknowingly had a bench warrant. I had lost my job in the midst of all my legal trouble and had just gotten a new job I was unqualified for. Had I been arrested and detained on the bench warrant, I probably would have been fired from my new job (this is the last thing I needed while trying to get sober.) Matt was a godsend during this time and knew he was the right attorney for me as soon as I met him. I interviewed 5 attorneys total. With Matt, the final result was that everything got cleared up and taken care of and I was able to continue with my life. It may sound minor by just reading this statement but the truth was it was the beginning of me getting to start over and he played a large part in that.
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Posted by Mark | July 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney!
Matthew Roy was speedy in his response from my call to his office. He listened to me, informed me of his consultation fees and was able to schedule me in quickly. He was able to see the RO filed against me was done so in bad faith. Not only was the petitioner request denied, but the Judge entered a judgement for my legal fees to be paid by the petitioner. Matthew is a wonderfully talented attorney who I would highly recommend. I usually do not write reviews but I must say, when it comes to Matthew Roy, 5 Stars is not enough!
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Posted by DIANE | June 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!
I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the excellent service provided to me by the Roy Offices Law Firm. During the legal proceedings, Mr. Roy listened and absorbed details of my case and my opinion and then made convincing recommendations and decisions. In court, Mr. Roy was a tremendous help for me while addressing the intricacies of my case which resulted in expeditious and consensual resolution. Matthew Roy is one of the shining examples of professional, caring and knowledgeable attorneys. He listened, advocated and kept me informed throughout the proceedings of my case. I am very pleased with the quality, responsiveness and extensive legal expertise of Matthew Roy Matthew never treated me simply as a client. He treated me like a human being who was going through a hard time. He is genuinely concerned about his clients. On a personal note, I really enjoyed working with Matthew I could not be more satisfied. The Law Office of Matthew Roy was impressive and excellent! Great Results! Thank you, Diane Lally
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Response from Matthew Roy September 25, 2018
It has been by pleasure working with you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • LACBA - Domestic Violence Project
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ogawa v. Gibson
  • Restraining order denied and mother vindicated

Associations

  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Barristers Club of Sacramento
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Board of Governors California Community College
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Month
  • LACBA - Domestic Violence Project
  • 2009
  • Barristers Scholarhip
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Court/Clergy Conference
  • Intersection between Religion and Law
  • 2018
  • Northern California Bankruptcy Conference
  • Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Family Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Matthew
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very involved in this community and has a wealth of understanding of divorce and family law matters."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Matthew Roy on a client's case. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is also a great volunteer who is active in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is intelligent, engaging and supremely dedicated to his work and clients. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Roy is an excellent attorney who pays attention to details and gets fantastic results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt worked for me as a law clerk while he was in law school. His attention to detail and getting his tasks done was remarkable. I remember one case I assigned to him which seemed as though it would have little potential, but through Matt's efforts I was able to settle the case very successfully."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roy is a hardworking, bright, and ethical lawyer who is an asset to the Sacramento community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Sacramento Divorce and separation Lawyer Matthew D. Roy
Matthew D. Roy
Divorce and separation Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available