After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Matthew W. Chapel gained a law degree from Case Western Reserve University’s Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law in1995. He immediately began defending clients, including law enforcement officers, municipalities, and other public officials in Ohio.
From January 1997 to June 2000, Matt was House Counsel for the Celina Insurance Group in Celina, OH, expanding his practice in 1998 to include Indiana. He was responsible for providing civil defense for Celina’s insureds in Ohio and Indiana before starting his own private criminal defense and personal injury practice in 2000.
Since 2000, Matt Chapel has earned a reputation for a vigorous defense of his clients, leading to an extensive resume of acquittals after trial; many others have been able to avoid trial and even had their charges dismissed. Matt works tirelessly to ensure his clients’ rights are respected and law enforcement’s strict adherence to the law in all matters.