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Matthew R. Gover 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
phone 717-260-3546
fax (717) 236-9119
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Mr. Gover is a graduate of Michigan's Alma College and the Dickinson School of Law. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Warren G. Morgan, former President Judge of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. He then worked as a deputy district attorney from 1987-1989 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania As a prosecutor, he handled all types of cases from drunk driving to homicide.

Today Mr. Gover's practice is limited to white collar and state criminal defense. He has represented individuals and corporations in grand jury investigations at both the state and federal level. He has handled many federal cases involving health care fraud and defended cases charging mail and bank fraud. He has begun to concentrate at the state level on cases involving the internet and defense of individuals charged with sexual assault.

Mr. Gover and his firm have handled appeals in state and federal courts. He regularly argues on behalf of clients in the Pennsylvania Superior Court and has appeared in the Supreme Court as well. His firm has filed briefs and argued before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia

His clients have included politicians, government officials and professionals. He has resolved and litigated hundreds of cases to the benefit of his clients.

Mr. Gover has been certified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of criminal law since 2004. His memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Gover's practice is limited to Central Pennsylvania in both state and federal courts.

Areas of Practice:
20% Federal Criminal Practice
20% State and Federal Grand Jury Representation
60% State Criminal Defense
Litigation Percentage:
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Criminal Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1996

Criminal Law, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004

Death Penalty Certified, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, 1986
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1986

Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 1983
Honors: Dean's List
Major:  History and Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992 - 2008

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions:
Caldwell & Kearns, Attorney, 1989 - 1996

Dauphin County District Attorney, Deputy District Attorney, 1987 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities:
Dauphin County Pro Bono Volunteer, 1996 - 2008
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Gover, Perry & Shore
2411 North Front Street
Harrisburg PA 17110

Phone: 717.260.3546
Toll Free: 866.676.8104
Fax: 717.236.9119

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Gover, Perry & Shore
101 South Duke Street
York PA 17401

Phone: 717.773.4719

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