Matthew Kearney

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Managing Attorney Partner

As a family man, Matthew A Kearney knows there is nothing more important than who helps influence and raise your children or grandchildren. As a family law attorney, in addition to divorce law, a couple of Matthew’s practice areas in family law are grandparent visitationchild custody, and child support. His passion for protecting family rights caused him to start focusing his practice on family law and assisting the client to the best outcome possible. Other practice areas Matthew strives in include criminaloil and gas, and civil litigation.

“I am so grateful for Attorney Matthew Kearney! I didn’t know who else to turn to and a friend suggested I contact Eques Law. He took the time to really listen before offering advice and pointed me in the right direction. He was kind and non judgmental which put me at ease!

I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal help!!”   

— Diane P.

Matthew grew up in the Nordonia Hills community. In 2008, he graduated from Nordonia Hills High School located in Macedonia. As a proud “Knight,” Matthew was active in the High School’s Leadership Team and Student Council. As a good “Zip!”, Matthew attended The University of Akron in 2012 and received his Bachelor of Arts in History, with a Minor in Poli-Science and Pre-Law. Matthew was appointed to The University of Akron Student Government- Judicial Branch and served in the United States House of Representatives in Congressman Jim Renacci’s Office in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Before The University of Akron, Matthew attended Cuyahoga Community College and was elected Student Government President of the Western Campus and Vice-President of the Joint Student Council serving the students at all three of Cuyahoga Community College’s campuses. During this time, Matthew also served in the United States Senate in the late Senator George V. Voinovich’s Office in Washington, D.C.

In 2015, he graduated from the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Civil Litigation. Before graduating from law school, Matthew married Brandy, his college sweetheart.

In the summer of 2014, Matthew served as a Legal Intern in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office under Prosecutor Daniel Lutz. He conducted over 100 arraignments and served both in the Prosecutor’s Criminal and Civil Divisions. From 2015 to 2016, he was employed in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, under Attorney General Mike DeWine, as a Law Clerk, and later as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General in the Criminal Division-Habeas and Corrections Litigation Units. In June 2016, Matthew became a member of the Eques family as a Litigation Associate and turned Partner in early 2020. Although Matt Kearney focuses on family legal matters but he also practices in criminaloil and gas, and civil litigation.

He has been admitted to the Ohio Bar, the Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Bar of the United States Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit.

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