Matthew A. Mishak, Attorney at Law
A Habit of Excellence
Described by his clients as a natural-born problem-solver, Attorney Matthew A. Mishak is the best choice for helping you through your legal issues in Lorain County.
After graduating summa cum laude, in the top ten percent of his class from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2006, Attorney Mishak served as an assistant Lorain County Prosecutor (LCPO) (Dennis P. Will) for six years before becoming the Chief Prosecutor for the City of Elyria.
As an Assistant County Prosecutor, Attorney Mishak represented various County entities, including the Lorain County Commissioners, Lorain County Job and Family Services (LCJFS), the Lorain County Health Department, Lorain County Children Services (LCCS), the Lorain County Metroparks, the Lorain County Child Support Enforcement Agency (LCCSEA) and all of Lorain County’s eighteen townships.
While Chief Prosecutor and during his tenure with the City of Elyria, Attorney Mishak tried more jury trials than any other prosecutor and, in the wake of the opiate crisis, worked with Judge Lisa Locke Graves (retired) to craft the first intervention in lieu of conviction (ILU) program at the Elyria Municipal Court (allowing first-time, non-violent drug offenders to have their cases dismissed upon successful completion of designated treatment protocols).
With over thirteen years of trial experience, Attorney Mishak has no qualms about taking a case to trial with a judge or jury.
Opposing counsel is wise to take head when Attorney Mishak is on the other side of the table. Not only is Attorney Mishak a proficient negotiator and legal researcher, but he has also served as lead counsel in thousands of cases, including those involving OVI/DUI, Domestic Violence, Assault, Felonious Assault, Murder, Juvenile Delinquency, Truancy, Divorce, Custody and Complex Civil Litigation (i.e. Personal Injury).
Attorney Mishak insists that getting results for his clients goes far beyond simple problem solving or legal skills. It’s about knowing who the stakeholders are, what they are concerned with and reaching a solution that makes sense to everyone. That’s not to discount the persuasive aspect of Mishak’s work.
Life is sales and the law is no exception.
Before going to law school, Attorney Mishak worked and trained in the highly competitive arena of business to business sales. As a top-level sales performer, Mishak developed an understanding of different personality types and ways to overcome objections.
From his sales experience, Mishak has developed an array of skill sets that allow him to work his clients’ cases from a variety of angles.
Clients should be assured that Attorney Mishak will explore different approaches and even get creative, when necessary, to get his client’ the best possible result.
Former Law Enforcement Officer
As a former law enforcement officer, Attorney Mishak is familiar with the policies, techniques, and procedures used by police officers.
Attorney Mishak has worked with hundreds of officers, including Ohio State Troopers, Sheriff Deputies, Park Rangers, Ohio Division of Public Safety Officers, SWAT Teams, U.S. Marshalls, and FBI Agents.
Attorney Mishak currently serves as a Chief Instructor at the Cuyahoga County College (Tr-C) Public Safety Training Center (the police/fire academy), where he teaches cadets and other students about Fourth Amendment search and seizure and privacy issues.
He also instructs on the law in the groundbreaking field of drone technology (aka unmanned aircraft system (UAS)).
Mishak routinely presents on law and technology to members of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), Homeland Security (HSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USDOJ), the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association (OMAA), as well as various other organizations.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that Attorney Mishak is the lawyer to whom police officers, firefighters, and other public safety officials turn when they find themselves at odds with the law, in some legal peril, or are simply in need of competent legal counsel.
That is why Attorney Mishak fully supports law enforcement and public safety officials (Inquire directly about special rates for all public safety officials – email@example.com).
Supporter of Unions and Trade Groups
One of four children and the eldest son of lauded, inner-city high-school teacher, John W. Mishak and working mother, Nancy L. Mishak, Attorney Mishak learned to appreciate the value of higher education and hard work.
Attorney Mishak’s father was a union member of the Lorain Education Association (LEA) and the Ohio Education Association (OEA). Mishak’s late father-in-law (Richard J. Drozdowski), worked at the Lorain US Steel rolling mill and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union (USW).
Attorney Mishak fully supports union members and tradespeople. (Inquire about special rates for teachers, union members, government employees, and trades – firstname.lastname@example.org).
Supporter of Veterans and their Families
Attorney Mishak’s maternal grandfather (Jesse Call – U.S. Army), paternal uncle (James Mishak – Ohio National Guard), father-in-law (Richard Drozdowski – U.S. Marines), and grandfather-in-law (James W. Drozdowski – U.S. Navy (Navy Destroyer U.S.S. Taussig (DD746) – Pearl Harbor) were all veterans in the U.S. Military.
Mishak learned of the extreme sacrifice expended in the name of American freedom from his grandfather, a WWII veteran and lone survivor of his unit after it landed on Omaha Beach on D-day. We can never forget the selflessness of our men and women in uniform, who put their lives in danger every day to protect American lives and way of life.
That is why Attorney Mishak fully supports veterans and their families. (Inquire directly about special rates for veterans or veterans family members – email@example.com).
Nothing can demonstrate the level of service that Attorney Mishak gives his clients better than the words of the clients themselves.
Take a look at the Testimonials page at the posted reviews to gauge the level of enthusiasm and gratitude that Attorney Mishak’s clients espouse. If they can’t convince you that Attorney Mishak is the right choice for your legal needs, we don’t know what can. (Inquire directly about special rates for repeat clients and client referrals – firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition to his client testimonials, recently, Attorney Mishak received the AVVO Client’s Choice Award and is a regularly featured commentator for many news outlets in the Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio area.