Matthew o. hutchinson
Matthew joined Shindler Neff LLP in January, 2009 after practicing law with the Defiance, Ohio law firm of Arthur, O'Neil, Mertz, Michel & Brown.
Matthew is the current chairman of the Toledo Bar Association Domestic Relations Committee. Matthew focuses his practice in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on family law (domestic relations, divorce, child custody, child support, civil protection orders), criminal defense, including the defense of those charged with impaired driver offenses (OVI/ DUI/ DWI/ OMVI), and appellate practice/appeals. Matthew has represented clients before courts throughout northwest Ohio and the Courts of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Districts. He has also been lead counsel during numerous jury trials, both civil and criminal.
Matthew is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. During law school, Matthew was an intern for the Hon. Kay A. Lias, the then-Administrative Judge for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch. He was also an assistant editor of The Caucus, Ohio State's Alternative Dispute Resolution Newsletter, which was sponsored by former Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Thomas J. Moyer. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he was president of his fraternity and a member of the Student Senate and Intrafraternity Council.
Matthew is a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Association and was selected for the inaugural Ohio State Bar Association Emerging Leaders program in 2010. In 2008, he completed the rigorous week-long National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Trial Skills program. Matthew is a former member of the prestigious National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and has completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course, which is the same instruction on field sobriety testing provided to police officers. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and the Toledo Bar Association (TBA), and is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Toledo Junior Bar Association.
He and his wife, Leandra, and their daughters, Hannah and Lilly, reside in Sylvania, Ohio.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., Alternative Dispute Resolution Cert., 2003)
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio (B.A.- English, 2000)
Ohio State Bar Association (Fellow, Domestic Relations Committee)
Toledo Bar Association (Domestic Relations, Young Lawyers, and Public Relations Committees)