Matt McClenahen, State College Criminal Defense Attorney

Matthew M. McClenahen - criminal-defense - Super Lawyers

About Matthew M. McClenahen

McClenahen Law Firm
315 South Allen Street , Suite 225
State College, PA
Phone: 814-308-0870
Fax: 814-689-3686

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Selected To Rising Stars: 2012

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[GRAPHIC: Super Lawyers, Matt McClenahen rated by Super Lawyers, Attorney Matt McClenahen explains the importance of learning from other attorneys.]

Matt McClenahen: If there’s one key piece of advice I could give to young lawyers just starting out, that would be to find some good mentors. It’s crucial to learning the practice of law. There’s a lot of similarities between the practice of law and the art and science of coaching sports. Neither one of these are things that you can teach yourself. You learn how to think like a lawyer. In law school you learn how to do legal research just like if you’re playing a sport you learn how to play it. Just because you can play it doesn’t mean you can coach. If you talk to any successful coach these coaches are gonna tell you that they had very skilled mentors early on in their careers that help them and taught them how to be coaches. Likewise if you talk to any criminal defense lawyer who’s successful, he or she is going to tell you that early on they had really skilled mentors that taught them the art and science of criminal defense.

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