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Matthew A. Licata

Matthew A. Licata

I have been a practicing trial attorney both in the area of criminal and domestic/family law for over 15 years. Our office is available 24/7 to assist your needs during every step of the process.
Licata Law Group PLLC
(1 Attorneys)

Criminal Law
DUI, Traffic
Family and Divorce

66 Market St
Mount Clemens, MI, MI 48043
Macomb County

25 years



Why did you become an attorney?

As long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a lawyer.  I enjoy arguing and debating in court.  I have a profound desire to represent clients in their moment of need.  I take your case personally and will do everything within my power to achieve and secure a desired result that my clients are happy with so that they may put this chapter in their lives behind them and be stronger moving forward 

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

My father was an autoworker for 37 years and a Vietnam veteran.  He has instilled in me the core values of patriotism, hard work, ethics and to always take care of your fellow man.  These values are ingrained in me and made me the person I am today.  In my 15 years experience I always make each and every client that I represent understand that they are in good hands and confident that I am working hard on their case to their satisfaction.  

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

Criminal and Domestic/Family law has always interested me dating back even before law school.  With criminal law, I am being entrusted with people’s lives and freedom.  In every case, a person’s liberties are at stake and jail time or incarceration is a possibility.  With Domestic/Family law a person’s whole world and everything they have worked so hard for may be in jeopardy.  These two areas allow me the greatest ability to meet people, to practice inside a courtroom and to truly represent people at some of their lowest points in their lives.  Securing a favorable outcome in these areas has a profound impact on their lives and is very rewarding for me knowing that I helped change or even save a life.

What makes your law firm unique?

At Licata Law Group your case will be handled by me from start to finish.  Your case will not be passed off to a lower level associate or intern.  You hired my expertise and that is what you are going to get, period.  It is my job to educate you on the process and discuss all approaches and plans of actions so that we may make the best decision regarding your case.  You will feel that you are important and that your case and needs are our law firm’s number one priority.  You will be able to reach me 24/7 because we at Licata Law Group, PLLC know your questions and concerns don’t end when the clock hits 5:00 or on the weekends.  We are here for you.  

Describe your ideal client.

One that is educated every step of the way by me so that they can make an informed decision regarding the outcome of their case.  A client that knows from the minute they hire our firm that they are in great hands and know we take their case personally and seriously. 

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I have a beautiful 10 year old boy who consumes most of my free time.  From football to baseball, soccer to bowling we do everything together.  I also enjoy playing and watching all sports and am a season ticket holder for our Detroit Lions for 8 years (yes, the break my heart and yes, I went to every game when we went 0-16.

Describe your charitable activities.

I regularly contribute to local and national charities both personally and through my office.  St. Jude, Special Olympics, Purple Heart, Salvation Army as well as through my local church. 


Criminal Law
  • Appeals
  • Burglary
  • Capital Crimes/Capital Cases
  • Child Abuse
  • Computer Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Expungements
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Homicide and Assault
  • Immigration Fraud
  • Juvenile
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Misdemeanor
  • Post-Conviction Habeus Corpus
  • Probation Violations
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex Offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft and Fraud
  • White Collar
DUI, Traffic
  • CDL Suspension
  • Drivers License Restoration
  • DUI / OUIL
  • Felony Auto Accidents
  • Forfeiture
  • Traffic and Moving Violations
Family and Divorce
  • Annulment
  • Appeals
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Disability Rights
  • Dissolution/Uncontested Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships and GLBT rights
  • Family Mediation
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Guardianship / Conservatorship
  • Joint Custody
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Neglect
  • Legal Separation
  • Military Divorce
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity
  • Power of Attorney
  • Prenuptial/Postnuptial
  • Restraining Orders / Personal Protection Orders
  • Shared Parenting Plans
  • Spousal Support
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Support

Wayne State University
JD, Law, 1999

Bar Association Membership

Macomb County Bar Association


I have been active in the Macomb County Bar and had the pleasure of serving as the President of Young Lawyer Section of the bar in the past.  I have built relationships with my peers, the prosecutors and judges that I have had the privilege of practicing with, against and in front of.  

I qas asked to speak on Fox News National Broadcast regarding first amendment rights.

Bar Admission Date


Licensed In

Michigan (1970), #

Significant Cases

I have represented numerous clients in very sticky divorces where children have been involved and custody, parenting time and support of those minor children were at risk.  I have had several trials in the area of criminal law regarding drinking and driving, domestic violence, illegal drugs and criminal sexual conduct allegations.  I also assisted  on several high profile and public figure cases during the course of my trial.

Summary of Previous Employment

Partner at Vitale, Licata, Flemming and Crosby, PLLC

Associate at Michael J. Smith and Assocciates, PLLC

Partner and Owner of Licata Law Group, PLLC

Free Initial Consultation?


Typical Retainer Fees

Retainers will very depending on the specific nature and complexity of the case at hand.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

All cases are reviewed on an individual basis depending on the complexity of the case.

Fees by Hourly Rate



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