Matthew Murray

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Location:
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Phone:
920-299-5074
Fax:
920-395-2443
Email:

Even before he graduated from law school, Matt knew he wanted to dedicate his career to criminal and drunk driving defense.  While attending Detroit Mercy School of Law, he completed internships with circuit court judges, the Portage County (Wisconsin) District Attorney’s Office, and the State Appellate Defender’s Office.  He gained valuable experience, working on numerous homicide, criminal and drunk driving cases. Due to skill and proficiency beyond his years of experience, he was awarded the opportunity to act as lead attorney in a number of drunk driving cases during this time.  Matt's hard work & legal acumen also resulted in his receiving the highest grade in his entire law school class for legal writing, and another award for "Excellent Achievement" in the study of applied legal theory and analysis.

In December of 2008, Matt began his career at a small firm in the Appleton area, where he worked exclusively on criminal and drunk driving cases.  During this time he solidified his decision to devote his law career to defending people charged with drunk driving offenses. In 2009, he opened the only law firm in Green Bay, Wisconsin that focused entirely on DUI defense. Matt quickly developed a reputation in the legal community for effective, aggressive, and innovative DUI representation, with numerous favorable outcomes for his clients. Always keeping an eye out for top talent, Melowski & Associates soon invited Matt to become a part of their team and he has been an outstanding addition to the firm.  In fact, in 2013, Matt was recognized as a Rising Star in DUI defense in an annual list of the State's top attorneys published in Milwaukee Magazine. 
 
Matt is certified in the most current National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)-approved standardized field sobriety test training curriculum (the same training course that law enforcement officers are trained in nationwide). He is the only member of our firm with this credential. In addition, Matt has been admitted to the National College for DUI Defense, the only professional organization in the country devoted to DUI defense as a specialty practice area. Matt is committed to staying on the cutting edge of  DUI defense law, regularly attending various statewide and national seminars on drunk driving defense. Because of his expertise in the area of DUI defense law, Matt has also begun lecturing at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College on the subject.

When not practicing law, Matt, a native of Canada, enjoys spending time with his wife and children, coaching youth hockey, and playing hockey and rugby.

Areas of Practice

  • DUI Defense

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor - 2008
  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - 2004
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as a Rising Star in DUI defense in the December 2013 edition of Milwaukee Magazine.
  • Excellence For The Future Award, excellent achievement in the study of Applied Legal Theory & Analysis, 2006
  • CALI Award (highest grade in class) for Legal Writing, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • State Bar of Wisconsin