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Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer in Fort Wayne, IN​​

5-Star-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Chapel on Google.

Arrested in NE Indiana or NW Ohio? 

The attorney you choose might be the most important decision you make. 

Call (260) 387-6236

Why Choose Matt?

Representing you in Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio, Matt's practice covers many legal areas of criminal law. His valuable counsel includes over twenty years' experience trying cases before juries. Matt is  dedicated to helping clients resolve all levels of criminal defense matters that range from simple violations and misdemeanors to major felonies. He is a National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Master and incorporates further advanced trial and litigation skills obtained from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. Matt’s military service in the U.S. Marine Corps afforded him a tireless work ethic and fighting spirit. His finely tuned trial advocacy skills have led to an extensive list of acquittals after trial for his clients. Matt has helped clients avoid tedious and stressful trials by securing fair and reasonable dispositions for them, short of a jury verdict - including the dismissal of charges - before trial.  Matt has a regular presence in Indiana and Ohio criminal courtrooms. His extensive experience enables him to devise an aggressive, commonsense defense on your behalf in the pursuit of justice.

Click below for more info about these charges: 

Drug charges



Protective Orders

Probation Violations/Warrants

Domestic & Sex Crimes

Assault and Battery

Theft Crimes

Juvenile Delinquency Cases

For a free consultation and to discuss Matt's top-rated representation in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio, contact Matt.

Matt serves these counties in Indiana & Ohio:

Northeast Indiana

Albion, Angola, Bluffton, Columbia City ,Decatur, Fort Wayne , Goshen, Hartford City, Huntington,

LaGrange, Marion, Noblesville ,Peru, Plymouth, Portland, South Bend, Wabash, Warsaw

Northwest Ohio

Bellefontaine, Bryan, Celina, Defiance, Greenville, Lima, Napoleon, Ottawa, Paulding,

Sidney, St. Mary's, Toledo, Van Wert, Wapokoneta, Wauseon

Upon being charged with a criminal offense ­— or if you think you might be facing charges­—

your first call should be to Matt to provide you with quality representation and legal advice.

Your freedom and future are at stake. Don't wait. Call Matt at (260) 387-6236

★★★★★ ...I hired Matt Chapel back in May of 2018 for a DUI offense and he was so professional and helpful in any questions I have asked. Very, very easy to talk to. He takes the people he helps very seriously and I couldn’t have hired a better person for my side. Thanks for everything, Matt! If you need help in a criminal defense case, Matt Chapel is your guy to go to.

Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Chapel Fort Wayne, IN

M.L. - Google Review

July 2018

★★★★★ (Matt) was really cool the whole time. I ended up getting a really good (plea) deal... I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Chapel Fort Wayne, IN

T.W. - Google Review

July 2018

★★★★★We have hired Matt on several occasions for very serious issues. Matt was very thorough in his research to find the truth. His diligent work, caring attitude towards us, and knowledge of the law was unsurpassed! He was able to get felony charges dropped through his tireless efforts. We are forever grateful for the countless hours Matt put in to helping clear us of wrong doing. I would hire him in a second if I ever need a lawyer again!!

Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Chapel Fort Wayne, IN

Chris - Avvo Review

March, 2016