Matthew R. Schimizzi

Matthew R. Schimizzi

Co-Managing Partner
Location:
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Phone:
866-475-0816
724-972-4524
Fax:
724-837-7868
Email:

A 2002 graduate from Greater Latrobe High School, Matt graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2006, where he majored in Political Science. He then went on to Duquesne University School of Law where he earned his J.D., graduating magna cum laude in 2009.   While at Duquesne, Matt was a member of the Duquesne Law Review staff from 2007 to 2009 and received the C.A.L.I. award for Sales and Leased Goods.

Upon graduation from Duquesne, Matt returned to Greensburg and joined his father Rich in the practice of law. Matt served as an assistant public defender in Westmoreland County from August, 2010, to December, 2013.  He is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Matt is a member of the Westmoreland County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and is a member of the board of directors for Laurel Legal Services, Inc., and the Union Cemetery of Greensburg.

When not practicing law, Matt enjoys spending time in the outdoors. He resides in Hempfield Township with his wife, Lindsey.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 15% Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • 15% Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • 15% Personal Injury
  • 15% Wills and Estate Administration

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2010

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2009
    • Law Review: Duquesne Law Review, Staff Member, 2007 - 2009
  • University of Pittsburgh of Greensburg, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2006
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star, 2017 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Westmoreland County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Board Member (2012 – present), Treasurer (2012 – 2016), Board Chairman (2017), 2012 - Present
  • Union Cemetery of Greensburg, Board Member, Chairman (2017), 2017 - Present
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Board President, 2017 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Westmoreland County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2010 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Laurel Legal Services Board Member, 2012 - Present
  • Union Cemetery of Greensburg, 2017 - Present

Languages

  • English (Primary)