Matthew Hobbins is a personal injury attorney working out of Lerner and Rowe’s Tucson office. He graduated law school from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in May of 2012. As a law student he interned for the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During his internship he assisted in the prosecution of criminal cases in various support roles. After graduation, the State Bar of Pennsylvania accepted Matthew and, as a result, he became an Assistant District Attorney. His responsibilities included prosecuting criminal cases in the Juvenile Crimes Unit, General Trial Unit, and the Domestic Violence Unit. He prosecuted and resolved cases through pretrial plea negotiation and trial disposition.
Matthew returned to Tucson, Arizona, in August of 2013. He obtained his Arizona bar license and went to work for a large personal injury firm. There he represented clients in both pre-litigation and litigation stages. After his time there, Matthew took a position with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Public Defender’s Office as a Deputy Public Defender. In that position, Matthew defended indigent clients accused of criminal acts within the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Jurisdiction. This included cases subject to the Tribe’s special domestic violence jurisdiction extended over non-Indian offenders by the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA). Matthew negotiated pretrial plea agreements for his clients, as well as defended them in jury and bench trial proceedings.
Matthew is admitted to practice in Arizona and the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Bar. He is also a member of the Pima County Bar Association, and is a fluent Spanish speaker. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, in addition to playing the guitar and reading.
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