Cincinnati Family Law Attorney,
direct dial: 513-721-1350
Matt received his Juris Doctorate from Chase School of Law, his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Cincinnati, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Youngstown State University. Matt first moved to Cincinnati in 2001 to study painting at the University of Cincinnati after marrying his wife Jamie. Jamie began teaching high school English in the Three Rivers School District, and Matt began teaching painting and drawing at Northern Kentucky University while exhibiting his art regionally and nationally.
Matt soon developed an interest in local government and began getting involved in campaigns and other community service. Matt decided to stop teaching and attend law school. Upon his admission at Chase Law, Matt focused his studies on constitutional jurisprudence and employment discrimination. He graduated Cum Laude, and he received honors for his trial advocacy skills and legal writing. In addition, Matt published two law review articles, and he spoke at Whittier Law School regarding employment matters in 2014.
Matt is now focusing his practice on employment matters, government accountability, business law, and civil litigation. In his private life, Matt continues to paint, as well play guitar and piano at his church in Walnut Hills.
Areas of Practice
Government Accountability and Constitutional Law
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky J.D.
University of Cincinnati M.F.A.
Youngstown State University B.F.A.
Co-Author: Richard A. Bales & Matthew Miller-Novak, A Minor Problem with Arbitration: A Proposal for Arbitration Agreements Contained in Employment Contracts of Minors, 44 MCGEORGE L. REV. 239, 2013
Co-Author: Matthew Miller-Novak & Richard A. Bales, A Proposal for Enforcing Minors’ Employment Contracts, Whittier Law Review
Panelist: Whittier Law School Symposium, Costa Mesa, CA: November 7, 2014: Employment Law, Bargaining Power, and the Gap
Panelist, Basic Contracts Issues for Artists, Manifest Drawing Studio
Honors and Awards
Graduated Cum Laude
Admitted to Order of the Scribes
Chase School of Law Bratton-Wirthlin Trial Advocacy Award
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018, 2019, and 2020
Professional Associations and Memberships
Federal Bar Association, Member
Ohio Bar Association, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Member