Alvin E. Mathews, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Columbus, OH

Ulmer & Berne LLP
 | 65 E State St, Suite 1100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-460-1619
Fax: 614-469-1134
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (90%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    With his considerable experience and knowledge of ethics and professional responsibility, attorney Alvin E. Mathews Jr. has been asked to provide representation on literally hundreds of legal ethics advisory opinions and hundreds of lawyer discipline case investigations as a prosecutor and respondent's counsel. Mr. Mathews has also provided representation in nearly 100 lawyer discipline trials and more than 20 oral arguments in the Ohio Supreme Court.

    As attorney with Ulmer & Berne, LLP, Mr. Mathews has represented solo practitioners, law firms, in-house counsel at corporations and the government on a variety of professional responsibility matters. He represents applicants to the Ohio bar.  He is frequently selected by litigators to serve as their expert witness on lawyer conduct questions. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Mathews has presented more than 200 continuing legal education seminars and published many articles on the subject of attorneys' ethical responsibilities.

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Professional Liability: Defense
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

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    About Alvin Mathews, Jr.

    Admitted: 1987, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • American Jurisprudence Award, Trial Practice
    • Appellate Advocacy Award; Deans List

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow, Columbus Bar Foundation
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1988
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Former Member, Columbus Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee 2003-2008
    • Ohio, 1987
    • Former Member, Ohio Bar Association, Council of Delegates 2004 - 2013
    • Fellow, Ohio Bar Foundation
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Former Board Member, Miami University Alumni Association
    • Former Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Columbus

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Among other things, discussion of ethical considerations while working from home., Presenter, Legal Ethics: Meeting Professional Obligations in the Midst and Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ulmer Webinars, Lawyers, 2020
    • Real Property Law Institute: What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know about Ethics, Presenter, What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know about Ethics, Columbus Bar Association, 2020
    • COAJ Professional Conduct Seminar, Presenter, Professional Conduct, Central Ohio Association for Justice, Lawyers, 2019
    • Richland County Bar Association's Ethics Seminar, Presenter, Ethics & Professionalism, Richland County Bar Association, Lawyers, 2019
    • Miller-Becker Institute/Ohio Board of Professional Conduct: Investigations Panel, Panelist, Investigations Panel, Miller-Becker Institute/Ohio Board of Professional Conduct, Lawyers, 2019
    • Legal Ethics, Developments in Labor & Employment, Presenter, Legal Ethics, Developments in Labor & Employment, Ohio State Bar Association, 2018
    • Young Lawyer Connect: Proefessionalism, Law Office Management and Client Funds, Presenter, Professionalism, Ohio State Bar Association, Lawyers, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Best Lawyers in America
    • AV Preemient, Martindale Hubbell


    • Litigation; Professional Responsibility

    Educational Background:

    • Miami University, B.A., 1984

    Industry Groups

    • Litigation
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    Office Location for Alvin E. Mathews, Jr.

    65 E State St
    Suite 1100
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Phone: 614-460-1619

    Fax: 614-469-1134

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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