Matthew R. Schimizzi

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Schimizzi Law, LLC
Matthew R. Schimizzi
Schimizzi Law, LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, Bankruptcy, Estate planning & probate; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2009

Education: Duquesne University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2023

Schimizzi Law, LLC

Keystone Commons
35 W. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601 Visit website


As a partner and attorney at Schimizzi Law, LLC, Matthew R. Schimizzi serves clients in Greensburg, Westmoreland County and throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. He represents clients on a variety of criminal defense, DUI defense and bankruptcy needs as well as real estate cases, motor vehicle accidents, and estate planning and probate administration.

A southwestern Pennsylvania native, Mr. Schimizzi graduated from Greater Latrobe High School. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2006, graduating summa cum laude. He then earned his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in 2009, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, he was a member of the Duquesne Law Review staff from 2007 to 2009. He also received the CALI award for Sales and Leased Goods.

Upon graduating law school, Mr. Schimizzi immediately began focusing on a career in criminal defense. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania in 2009, and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 2010. He became an assistant public defender in the Westmoreland County Public Defender's Office in 2010, working there until 2013 when he became a partner at Schimizzi Law, LLC.

Mr. Schimizzi is a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He served as a board member of Laurel Legal Services, Inc. from 2012 to 2018, having served as board chairman in 2017 and 2018. He served a board member and the chairman of Union Cemetery of Greensburg.  He is currently a board member and secretary of the Stoneybrook Foundation.

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Practice areas

Criminal defense, Bankruptcy: consumer, Estate planning & probate, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, False accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex offenses, Theft, Bankruptcy law, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Wills

  • 40% Criminal defense
  • 30% Bankruptcy: consumer
  • 20% Estate planning & probate
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 2009, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

  • C.A.L.I. award for Sales and Leased Goods, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Duquesne Law Review, Staff Member, Duquesne University School of Law, 2007 - 2009
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star, 2017 - Present
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Board Chairman, 2012 - Present
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Board President, 2017 - Present  
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Treasurer, 2012 – 2016
  • Union Cemetery of Greensburg, Board Member, Chairman, 2017 - Present
  • Laurel Legal Services, Inc., Board Member, 2012 – present
Educational Background:
  • The University of Pittsburgh of Greensburg, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, B.A., Major: Political Science, summa cum laude, 2006
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2010  
  • Pennsylvania, 2009
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present

Office location for Matthew R. Schimizzi

Keystone Commons
35 W. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 724-838-9722


7 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2023

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