New Jersey (2002)
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D. (2002)
Lycoming College, B.A. (Major: Political Science, Pre-Law Track Program) (1999), Magna Cum Laude
Central Dauphin High School (1995)
Northampton County Bar Association (Member 2002 – present); Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member 2002 – present); U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Hon. Stephen G. Baratta, Northampton County Court of Common Pleas (2002-2003)
Judicial Legal Intern:
Hon. Richard Lewis, Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas (Summer 2000)
Jr. Legislative Aid:
Hon. Ronald S. Marsico, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 105th Legislative District, Harrisburg PA (1997-1999 Summers)
Matthew J. Goodrich was raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where both of his parents reside. Matthew is a 1995 Graduate of the Central Dauphin High School. Following high school, Matthew attended Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where he majored in Political Science in the Pre-Law Track Program and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999.
In 2002, Matthew graduated from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University. While in law school Matthew was a member of the Family Law Clinic, where he practiced law as a Law Student, under the supervision of his law school professors, pursuant to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Responsibility. Matthew represented indigent clients in Family Law Matters including Child and Spousal Support, Custody, Divorce and Protection from Abuse Proceedings.
Following law school Matthew moved to Bangor, Pennsylvania with his wife to begin his Judicial Clerkship with the Honorable Stephen G. Baratta of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas. Following his clerkship, Matthew became an Assistant District Attorney and became a member of the Drug Prosecution Team. Matthew prosecuted Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Crime for the regions of the City of Easton and points north. Following his time in the District Attorney’s Office, Matthew joined the law firm of Zito, Martino and Karasek in Bangor, Pennsylvania, where he remained until July of 2019. Matthew engaged in the general practice of law, but specialized in the areas of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Corporate Law. During his time at Zito, Martino and Karasek, and its progeny, Matthew was also employed as a Part-time Public Defender and eventually became the First Deputy Public Defender for Northampton County. Matthew is currently a member of the Conflict’s Counsel Criminal Defense Team in Northampton County.
Outside of the practice of law, Matthew and his family reside in the Slate Belt of Northampton County. Matthew has been actively involved in coaching baseball in the Slate Belt starting in 2002 and ultimately became the President of the League in Bangor, Pennsylvania. Matthew has also coached his son and the youth of the Slate Belt in Football and Basketball. Matthew and his family are active members of the Slate Belt Community.
Criminal Defense and Litigation, Civil Litigation, Contracts, Personal Injury, Commercial Transactions, Business Law, Real Estate, Family Law, Trusts and Estates.