Matthew Chapel

MATTHEW W. CHAPEL
Trial Lawyer

Matthew W. Chapel is a Top-Rated Trial Lawyer based out of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He is a National Institute for Trial Advocacy Master Advocate and studied under Gerry Spence.  Practicing criminal defense in both Indiana and Ohio, Matt brings over 25 years of experience to every case.

PROBATION VIOLATION OR WARRANT OUT FOR YOUR ARREST? DON’T HIDE.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE & LITIGATION

Assault and Battery Charges
Depending on the severity of the crime, assault and battery charges can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Your future and freedom are at stake with alleged assault and battery charges.

Domestic Violence
Are you facing domestic violence or domestic battery charges? There are always two sides to a story.

Drug Charges
We have experience with drug cases including the alleged sale of illicit drugs and trafficking in prescription drugs. Whatever your situation might be, we will defend you aggressively.

DUI/OWI/OVI
​Indiana and Ohio drunk driving laws are among America’s most stringent. We are well acquainted in OWI/DWI law and will aggressively defend you against these charges.

Expungements
Criminal charges can affect your ability to be hired and may negatively impact your civil rights. We can help you file a petition for expungement.

Felony Reduction
A felony on your record could affect your civil rights, employment choices, personal relationships, travel, and housing. We will fight to reduce charges against you.

Firearm Violations
State laws change often. If you have violated a current statute, call us for a free consultation.

No Contact and Protective Orders
If you have been falsely accused in a No Contact or Protective Order petition call for aggressive representation

Probation Violations
If you are accused of violating your probation, we will move quickly to help you get the matter resolved.

Sex Crimes
Even if the person accused is found innocent, the effects of being publicly accused of a sexual offense will more than likely never be forgotten, we will act aggressively on your behalf.

Theft
Are you facing charges like shoplifting, larceny, burglary, theft or dealing in/receiving stolen property? Call us for an aggressive, common sense defense against alleged theft crimes.

Warrants
If a warrant is issued and you are caught by police (as opposed to turning yourself in) you may have a much harder time in getting charges dismissed, reduced or favorable sentencing.

ARRESTED IN OHIO OR INDIANA?

If you are charged with a crime – or even if you just think you might be charged – the attorney you choose can be the most important decision you make.

Call us at (260) 387-6236

SERVING THESE CITIES AND COUNTIES
IN INDIANA AND OHIO

PROBATION VIOLATION OR WARRANT OUT FOR YOUR ARREST? DON’T HIDE.

Call us at (260) 387-6236

ARRESTED IN OHIO OR INDIANA?

If you are charged with a crime – or even if you just think you might be charged – the attorney you choose can be the most important decision you make.

Call us at (260) 387-6236
United States Marine Veteran

ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE

Matthew’s military service in the United States Marine Corps affords him a tireless work ethic and fighting spirit, and he will bring this experience to your case. You’ll leave your consultation knowing he cares enough to spend time getting to know you and your circumstances.  He fights hard and doesn’t give up.

NITA Master Advocate
Trial Lawyer's College
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

PROBATION VIOLATION OR WARRANT OUT FOR YOUR ARREST? DON’T HIDE.

Call us at (260) 387-6236