Matthew S. Williams

Matthew S. Williams

Attorney at Law
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Matthew S. Williams, born 1964, attended grade schools in Whitley and Allen counties. He graduated as valedictorian of Homestead High School in Allen County in 1983 and attained Phi Beta Kappa in chemistry at Indiana University Bloomington in 1987. After a successful business career in California, Matt went on to graduate from the UCLA School of Law and was admitted to practice in California in 1999. He is also admitted to practice before United States District Court for the Central District of California, as well as Indiana state courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Matt practiced law as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for four years. As a Deputy District Attorney, Matt prosecuted both misdemeanors and felonies in Los Angeles Superior Court. He has been practicing law in Indiana since 2004.

Matt's philosophy and goal is to provide understanding, responsive, and efficient legal solutions to the needs of his clients. To achieve this goal, he devotes adequate time to respond to clients' immediate questions and brings to bear his professional training and experience to resolve legal problems in a way that enhances his clients' quality of life.

Matt Williams is engaged in the general practice of law, including consultation, representation, and trial work in the following areas of practice:

Business Affairs: Small business matters, formation of partnerships or limited liability corporations, incorporation, corporate matters, licenses and permits, and international trade

Criminal Matters: Indiana misdemeanor criminal and traffic offenses, Indiana felony crimes, and federal misdemeanors and felonies

Family Law: Change of name, divorce (dissolution of marriage), property division, child support, alimony, child custody and visitation, modification of court orders, powers of attorney, paternity, adoption, and prenuptial agreements

Financial Affairs: Wage or employment disputes, collection of delinquent accounts, and wage garnishment

Personal Injury or Property Damage: Claims for bodily injury or property damage due to another party's negligence, products liability, and professional negligence

Juvenile Matters: School problems, delinquency, and wardship

Probate and Estate Planning: Preparation of wills, claims against estates, administration of estates, will contests, and guardianships

Real Estate: Preparation of purchase or sale agreements, foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes, quiet title actions, zoning, and mechanic's liens

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
  • DUI
  • Theft
  • Habitual Traffic Offender
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Personal injury
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • DUI/DWI/OWI Drunk-Driving Defense
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Marital Property Division
  • Spousal and Child Support, Child Custody, and Visitation
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (CHINS)
  • Adoption
  • Modifications of Support, Custody, and Visitation Orders
  • Business and Commercial Disputes
  • Commercial Collections
  • Property Foreclosures
  • Personal Injury and Products Liability Claims
  • Residential Real Estate Closings
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • State Planning, Wills, and Trusts
  • Apparel
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals & Cosmetics
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Dissolution
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Machinery & Tools
  • Parole & Probation
  • Partnerships
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Recreational Products
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California - 1999
  • Homestead High School, Allen County - 1983

Past Employment Positions

  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Prosecutor
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Deputy District Attorney


  • Spanish


  • Phi Beta Kappa