Matthew Jones is an Associate Attorney at Cipolla Law Group. He focuses on removal/deportation defense, family based immigration and representingclients who have been accused or convicted of crimes.
Matthew earned his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2018), where he was active in the immigration clinic. He then worked as a criminal defense attorney for the Wisconsin Office of the State Public Defender for over two years. As a public defender, Matthew worked to reach the best outcomes for his clients given their unique circumstances. He represented clients on misdemeanor and felony charges, mental health commitments, and parental rights cases. He enjoys appearing in court and taking cases to trial, which has carried over to his immigration practice here at Cipolla Law Group.
Matthew serves as a Captain in the Army National Guard. He commissioned as Second Lieutenant in 2013, after which he attended his Army Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) at Fort Huachuca. Matthew’s training at Fort Huachuca—located in Sierra Vista, Arizona, near Nogales and Agua Prieta, Mexico—piqued his interest in immigration law.
Matthew grew up in rural Iowa, so his time in southern Arizona was his first experience witnessing the issues facing documented and undocumented immigrants. In one particularly impactful incident, a man nearly walked into their rifle range after traveling for days through the Sonoran Desert without food or water in August. After completing BOLC, Matthew decided to attend law school while continuing his service in the Army National Guard.
Before going to law school and joining the Army, Matthew completed his undergraduate degree from Drake University, where he graduated magna cum laude. Matthew also attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, for one year, where he played varsity football.
Matthew is currently licensed in Wisconsin, but is working on admission into the Illinois State Bar. He is working to improve his limited Spanish and to learn basic Korean.
Wisconsin (Practice limited to immigration law, except for cases in the State of Wisconsin).
The University of Iowa
Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa)