Matthew R. Meyer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Meyer Van Severen, S.C.
 | 316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1444
Phone: 414-270-0202
Fax: 414-255-3017
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a co-founder of Meyer Van Severen, S.C., Matthew R. Meyer is dedicated to serving clients throughout southeastern Wisconsin. He focuses his practice on criminal law, handling cases ranging from municipal violations to homicide, sexual assault, firearm cases, and drug cases. Mr. Meyer also regularly defends individuals accused of drunk driving.

    In 2008, Mr. Meyer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He then went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 2012 from Marquette University Law School. While attending law school Mr. Meyer gained valuable experience serving as an intern with the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office Trial Division, and by volunteering his time with the Marquette University Law School Small Claims Mediation Clinic and the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic.

    An aggressive advocate for his clients, Mr. Meyer fights to ensure their rights are upheld. He understands the life-changing impact that allegations of criminal offenses can have on people and their families. For that reason, Mr. Meyer strives to help his clients tell their side of the story and to achieve the best possible outcome to their legal issues. Mr. Meyer is continually named in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, as well as in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He has an Avvo "Superb" rating.

    Beyond the courtroom, Mr. Meyer is active in the legal community. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021

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    About Matthew Meyer

    Admitted: 2012, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, Marquette University Law School
    • Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin, National Trial Lawyers
    • "Rising Star", Super Lawyers
    • Marquette University Small Claims Mediation Clinic
    • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, Top 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction
    • 10/10 "superb",
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
    • Leading Lawyer in Criminal Defense, M Magazine

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
    • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
    • National College for DUI Defense, Member
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Member
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, Member

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Political Science, 2008


    • “I have known Matt for three years and have seen him interact with clients, adversaries, judges, and court staff both inside and outside of the courtroom. I can confidently say that his professionalism is second to none. He is focused on dedicating his practice to achieving just results for his clients and regularly obtains results that once seemed unreachable.”
    • “Experienced, professional and effective.”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Matthew R. Meyer

    316 N. Milwaukee Street
    Suite 200
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-1444

    Phone: 414-270-0202

    Fax: 414-255-3017

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    Last Updated: 6/1/2021

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