About Us | Video Transcript

View this video here.

[GRAPHIC: McClenahen Law Firm, Call (814) 308-0870, (866) 806-1061, WWW.MATTMLAW.COM, 315 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801]

MATT MCCLENAHEN: I'm attorney Matt McClenahen. I'm a criminal defense attorney in State College, Pennsylvania. I focus my practice almost exclusively on criminal defense.

The beginning of my career, I was a judicial law clerk, which gave me a lot of experience. I got to watch a lot of trials. I got to see what worked for some attorneys and what didn't work for certain attorneys. And after that, I was a public defender in York County for five years. That's where I got a lot of trial experience, everything from small time misdemeanors all the way up to homicide cases.

After being a public defender for five years, I obtained my death penalty certification. Basically, what death penalty certification means is that an attorney has had a certain number of jury trials go to verdict in addition to taking required classes.

With my practice being in a college town, the vast majority of my clients are Penn State students. So I tend to handle a lot of the types of cases that students are charged with. There's a lot of DUIs, underage drinking, drug offenses, basically the types of things that students do.

But I also handle some really serious crimes. Basically, I handle every type of criminal case, from underage drinking to homicide.

[GRAPHIC: McClenahen Law Firm, Call (814) 308-0870, (866) 806-1061, WWW.MATTMLAW.COM, 315 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801]