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Matthew M. Nee

Matthew is a skilled advocate and understanding counselor. As a business owner and through years of serving as general counsel to many local and national businesses, Matthew knows individuals and business owners care about integrity, communication, and results.  Matthew applies these principles to every client he serves.


Matthew and his wife, Kim, are the proud parents of four young children.  Matthew enjoys spending time with his family, attending their many sporting events, traveling, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

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Practice Areas

Estate Planning and Probate

Fundamentally, estate planning is about stewardship and providing for your loved ones.  Matt has helped countless individuals ensure that their assets are protected now and after they are gone. When a loved-one passes, Nee Law Firm will stand beside you with compassion and guide you through the probate process.     

Business Counseling

Matt serves as general counsel to several local and national companies, helping them grow wisely and safely. Whether you are just beginning your business or are looking to take your company to a new level, Matt will partner with you and help you grow. 


Matt is general counsel to several non-profits and churches of various denominations, ranging in size from a few hundred to several thousand.  He works closely with them to help them understand their constitutional and legal rights and obligations. 


Commercial Litigation and Appeals

Matt has represented individuals and companies, including Newell Rubbermaid, Schaeffer Manufacturing, and Travelers Insurance in state and federal litigation.  As a former judicial attorney to Ohio’s Chief Justice and to the longest tenured judge at Ohio’s largest intermediate appellate court, Matthew knows how to advocate for his clients in ways that speak to courts.

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Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Minnesota

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

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Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio, Juris Doctorate  

•    Law Review (Student Articles Research Editor)

•    CALI Awards in Contracts, Property, and Commercial Transactions

•    Extern to Justice Paul E. Pfeifer,

     Supreme Court of Ohio

Union College, Schenectady, New York, B.A.—Political Science

•    Varsity Football

Seminars and Publications

What Every Christian Should Know about Stewardship and Estate Planning, Christ the King Vineyard Church, February 2016


Estate Planning for Silver Friends, North Olmsted Evangelical Friends Church, Spring 2014


Preserving the Record for Appeal During Trial, Ohio Association for Justice, Winter 2013


The Ins and Outs of Appellate Practice, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2011


A Splash of Color—The Freedom to be Creative Afforded by Supreme Court Practice Rule XIV, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Vol. 2, No. 9, April 2010


Litigation Basics, Ohio State Bar Association, October 15, 2008


A View from Chambers: What Goes on Behind the Scenes, Tips for Briefing and Arguing, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Spring 2008


'Good Cause' Just Got Better (for Plaintiffs), An Overview of the July 1, 2007 Amendments to Ohio Rule of Civil Procedure 10, Northern Ohio Physician, September/October 2007


Matthew M. Nee, Note, Kansas v. Hendricks 24 Ohio N.U.L. Rev. 619

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Elder --- North Olmsted Evangelical Friends Church, North Olmsted, Ohio

Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy — Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing, Leadership, Experiential Learning, Advocacy & Professionalism — Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Life Member — Ohio’s Eighth District Judicial Conference

Founder and former President — Ohio Northern University’s Cleveland-area Alumni Club

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