Here For When Legal Issues Disrupt Your Life

Trusted personal injury and criminal defense attorney.

Protecting Your Rights & Putting Your Life Back On Track

Legal issues can turn your life upside down. I take pride in helping people, especially in cases that most people thought couldn’t be won.

Whether you have been seriously injured, or have been accused of a crime, you need an attorney that is both knowledgeable and committed.

With decades of experience and a track record of success, Matthew D. Barrett, P.C. Attorney at Law understands that preparation and execution are both equally important to effectively resolving legal issues. That’s why every client works directly with me throughout the process, from beginning to end.

Our Practice Areas

Protecting You After Injury

If you are injured in an accident that is caused by someone else, it’s understandable that you expect the at-fault party’s insurance company to cover your medical costs, lost wages if you’re unable to work and other expenses related to the accident.

Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always cooperate. They are in business to make money. As a result, they may attempt to settle your claim for far less than you deserve, or deny it altogether.

Having worked with insurance companies early in my career, I understand the tactics that these companies use to try and minimize payment.

Though a trial isn’t always necessary, I am always prepared to take a case to trial if a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiation. It is important that insurance companies know this.

My commitment to my clients has earned me a reputation as a tough negotiator who will not settle for less than what each client deserves.

I work all injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we will only get paid if we help you obtain a recovery, either through negotiation or a court verdict.

Criminal Case Results

Jury Trial – Not Guilty Verdict

The prosecutor charged Client with 2 criminal charges: Dealing In Cocaine (Class B felony) and Possession of Cocaine (Class D felony). During a 3-day jury trial, attorney Barrett presented evidence that showed the State’s confidential informant had been dishonest and the police rushed to judgment on a number of matters without proper investigation. The jury found Client not guilty on all charges.

Suppression of Evidence

A police officer conducted an illegal pat-down search on Client and found marijuana while Client was standing on a street corner waiting for a car ride home. The court granted the Client’s motion to suppress evidence and the prosecutor then dismissed the entire case.

Suppression of Evidence

The Client was charged with a Class A felony for allegedly Dealing in Cocaine. Pursuant to Client’s motion, the court suppressed a recorded audio obtained by a confidential informant during the controlled buy due to it being unintelligible.

Strong Advocate In Criminal Matters

The negative consequences that follow a criminal conviction are numerous and far-reaching. Though we are guaranteed the right to a fair trial, it often takes proactive advocacy to truly defend our rights.

If you face criminal charges, do not plead guilty. I have successfully represented clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in both state and federal courts, including DUI and drug possession charges.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, drug charges or other criminal charges, we are prepared to defend your rights, your interests and your future. Regardless of the charges you face, I will work hard to win a dismissal or to obtain a reduction in charges and mitigate the consequences of a conviction.

Contact me for the aggressive and knowledgeable criminal defense you need.


Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum — Life Member

I am proud to be a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, these are among the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, and fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

This certification is a recognition of accomplishment and provides a national network of experienced colleagues for information, assistance and professional referral.

Matthew D. Barrett

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