Michael R. Matlak, born Chicago, Illinois; admitted to Texas Bar June 21, 2007.
Mr. Matlak’s training for trial work began at South Texas College of Law, a law school consistently ranked in the top ten by U.S. News & World Report for its advocacy program. While at South Texas, he led his team to first place victory in the Garland R. Walker Memorial Intramural Mock Trial Tournament. Additionally, he spent a summer interning at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. There, he assisted in the defense for Momčilo Krajišnik, a Bosnian Serb politician charged with murder and other crimes against humanity. Mr. Matlak interned for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in his final year of law school.
Following graduation, he has devoted his entire professional career to the practice of criminal law. Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Matlak worked as an assistant city attorney in College Station and then as an assistant district attorney in Montgomery County. This past experience as a prosecutor provides him with a unique perspective for each criminal defense. His cases have included hundreds of misdemeanors and felonies, such as D.W.I.’s, assaults, and burglaries, to name a few.
His passion for trial work makes him a tremendous asset to your criminal defense.
2007 State of Texas
South Texas College of Law, J.D. 2006
University of Houston Clear Lake, B.A., 2002