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Jennifer Matthews, Esq.

Managing Partner

Attorney Jennifer Matthews

Ms. Matthews has spent her entire legal career practicing in criminal law, having been both an Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore City and as an Assistant Public Defender. Her experience on both sides of the aisle enables her to provide thorough and insightful representation.

She graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a concentration in litigation and advocacy. While at the University of Baltimore, Ms. Matthews served as Manuscripts Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law, Vice-President of the Student Bar Association, and competed on two national moot court teams. Ms. Matthews clerked under the Honorable Stephen M. Waldron on the Circuit Court for Harford County.

As an Assistant Public Defender, she represented thousands of clients at parole revocations hearings before the Maryland Parole Commission for over 7 years. Ms. Matthews is a certified mediator. She is admitted to practice in Maryland and federal District Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Family Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D.
      • Journal of Environmental Law, Manuscripts Editor
      • Vice President, Student Bar Association
      • National Telecommunications Moot Court Team
      • Criminal Practice Clinic - Student Attorney, Carroll County State's Attorney's Office
      • Appellate Practice Clinic - Student Attorney, Maryland Office of the Public Defender's Office Appellate Division
      • Judicial Intern, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, The Honorable James R. Eyler
  • University of Maryland, College Park , Maryland
  • B.A. English
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Judicial Advocate, Office of Judicial Programs

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • American Bar Association
  • Appointed as a Member of the Peer Review Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission

Past Employment Positions

  • Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender, 2006-2014
  • Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, Assistant State's Attorney, 2002-2005
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen M. Waldron, Circuit Court for Harford County, 2001-2002