Attorney Matthew L. Clemente, a native of Northeast Pennsylvania, grew up in Wayne County. He attended Honesdale High School and worked on a sheep farm during the summers. Matt earned his Bachelors of Arts from Cornell University, where he studied Philosophy and Government and graduated summa cum laude. He went on to attain his Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He was admitted to practice law by both the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Matt is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Prior to entering private practice, Attorney Clemente served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Mariani, District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is also employed as a part-time public defender, representing indigent clients in criminal matters in Luzerne County. Matt lives in Dunmore with daughter, Adeline, son, Teddy, and rescue cats, Hobbes and Leo.
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Attorney Matthew L. Clemente provides a broad array of legal services and is committed to serving the citizens of Northeast Pennsylvania in state and federal court. Attorney Clemente provides passionate representation in criminal and civil cases.
Holistic Criminal Defense
With the opioid epidemic and the mental health crisis in Pennsylvania, criminal clients often require counsel that goes beyond strictly legal issues. As a result, Attorney Clemente provides holistic criminal defense helping clients receive the treatment they need in order to avoid future arrest and incarceration. If addiction or mental illness have led you or a family member into the criminal justice system, contact Attorney Clemente for help breaking the cycle while resolving your case.
Attorney Clemente represents clients in criminal cases ranging from traffic tickets to misdemeanors and felonies, including vehicle code violations, DUIs, drug cases, assaults, theft, probation/parole violations, PFA violations, and expungements.
Attorney Clemente offers energetic representation in a wide variety of civil cases, including civil rights, wills and estates, employment discrimination, landlord-tenant, excessive force/police brutality, false arrest/malicious prosecution, prison rights, personal injury (including vehicle accidents and falls), family law, licensing and license restoration, bankruptcy, consumer protection and general civil litigation.