Professional Biography

"“There's something oddly comforting about talking to a legal guy once the billable hours clock has started running; you have passed the magical point at which a lawyer becomes your lawyer. Your lawyer is warm, your lawyer is sympathetic, your lawyer makes notes on a yellow pad and nods in all the right places. Most of the questions your lawyer asks are questions you can answer. And if you can't your lawyer will help you find a way to do so, by God. Your lawyer is always on your side. Your enemies are his enemies.” -Stephen King, Bag of Bones "

Matthew Simpson

Before joining Amer Cunningham Co., LPA, Attorney Simpson practiced in Wayne and Medina Counties in a wide variety of areas of law spanning both litigation and transactional work. His primary areas of focus are civil litigation, real property including landlord/tenant, criminal defense, and municipal law.

Matt’s broad experience allows him to effectively guide clients through their matters, advising how a decision in one situation may affect the client in other legal and non-legal ways. He helps individuals and businesses determine legal options and courses of action when problems arise, provides critical advice regarding the rights of criminal defendants, and applies a straightforward, solution-oriented approach to each of his clients’ situations.

Matt previously served as the Solicitor for the Village of Smithville and currently serves as the Law Director for the City of Rittman where he drafts legislation for the City Council, advises the City in all legal matters including civil issues, real estate, zoning, and represents the City in both civil and administrative proceedings.

Employment History

City of Rittman Law Director 2018 - Present
Valor Court, Medina Municipal Court, 2023 - Present
Palecek, McIlvaine, Hoffmann & Morse Co., L.P.A. 2019-2023
Village of Smithville Solicitor, 2018-2019
Kropf Wagner Law Firm Associate Attorney, 2015-2019
Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office Law Clerk, 2013-2015

Higher Education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2015 Juris Doctor
The University of Akron, 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Awards & Memberships

Akron Bar Association, 2024-Present
Ohio Bar Association, 2015-Present
Medina County Bar Association, 2019-Present
Wayne County Bar Association, 2015-Present
Board Member, Rittman Chamber of Commerce, 2018-Present
Orville Exchange Club, 2015-2019
Children's Center of Medina County - Board of Directors 2022-2024