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Matthew N. Fech

My practice is dedicated to criminal defense law – if you are facing a criminal defense law issue, please contact our office for a free initial consultation. You will work closely with me and my assistant during all stages of your case and we will work together to reach the best possible outcome for your particular situation.

There is no substitute for experience, and the process of choosing an attorney is an important one. Consider working with me at my firm, I accept cases throughout Lake County and Northwest Indiana.

Attorney Fech Recently Elected As President of Federal Defender Board

After serving as a member and Secretary of the Federal Defender Board for the Northern District of Indiana for a year, Attorney Matthew N. Fech was nominated and selected as President of the board for the term 2021-22.

Attorney Fech said about his election, “I am proud to serve as a member of the Board and I am humbled to be selected to serve as President.  Jerry Flynn does a tremendous job of running the Federal Defender Office for the Northern District of Indiana, I’m just happy to be a small part of it.”

Choosing a lawyer can be very difficult decision. It can be even more difficult when the decision you make could affect your freedom and your future.


I am attorney Matthew Fech of the Law Office of Matthew N. Fech, P.C. I have almost 20 years of experience defending clients charged with the most serious criminal offenses.  I work tirelessly to reach a resolution that satisfies each and every one of my clients.  If I cannot reach a satisfactory plea agreement for my client, I will gladly take the next step and prepare my client’s matter for trial.


During the course of my career, I have helped thousands of clients fight criminal charges. These crimes range from minor traffic violations all the way up to murder charges. I have successfully represented individuals charged with offenses such as arson, dealing and possession of narcotics, murder and rape.  Because I have never worked as a prosecutor, I only know how to represent my clients from the perspective of them being presumed innocent of all charges against them and I make sure to hold the State or Government to this most lofty legal standard.


In October of 2018, the Lake County Board of Commissioners selected me serve as the Attorney to the Lake County Board of Commissioners, succeeding John S. Dull who served in that capacity for more than 36 years.  I am honored and privileged to hold this position and serve the Citizens of Lake County along with maintaining my private criminal law practice.


I served as the Lake County Bar Association President in the year 2020 having been elected the 35th LCBA President.  In the spring of 2021, the Federal Defender Board of the Northern District of Indiana nominated and elected me as President of the Board to serve from the spring of 2021 through spring of 2022.  I am deeply humbled to have had the opportunity to serve as the Lake County Bar President and now serve as President of the Federal Defender Board.  In addition to serving these professional boards, I also enjoy spending my free time coaching my son’s biddy basketball team and assisting coach is Cal Ripken League baseball team.


1993 – Griffith High School Graduate

1998 – Indiana University – Northwest Campus, Gary, IN

  • Bachelor of Science – WITH DISTINCTION – Secondary Education

2001 – University of Toledo – College of Law

  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2-Year member of Mock Trial Team
  • Student Bar Association – Treasurer – 2000-01

State Admissions

  • 2001 – Ohio
  • 2002 – Indiana

Federal Admissions

  • 2001 – United States District Court for Northern District of Indiana
  • 2002 – United States District Court for Northern District of Ohio


  • FEDERAL DEFENDER BOARD – President (term 2021-22)

Please call today for a free initial consultation at (219) 228-8374

or (855) FECH-LAW or you can e-mail me at [email protected]

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