– Who We Are –

Matthew Scott Pillado

Matthew Scott Pillado

Partner

MSP@MatthewPillado.com – Email

1-800-672-3911 – Phone

1-682-224-8556 – Fax

Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense (State & Federal Criminal Charges)


Matthew Scott Pillado, partner and founder of Matthew Pillado, PLLC, began Matthew Pillado, PLLC with a vision. He wanted to create a professional law firm where regular people and businesses felt comfortable, satisfied and respected. Matthew graduated from the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate work and Texas A&M University School of Law for his law degree.

Artemio Fernandez

Artemio Fernandez

Associate Attorney

AF@MatthewPillado.com – E-Mail

1-800-672-3911 – Phone

1-682-224-8556 – Fax

Areas of Practice: Personal Injury (Vehicle Wrecks & Wrongful Death)


Artemio Fernandez earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2015 at Texas A&M University School of Law, where he served as President of the Hispanic Law Student’s Association. Artemio has over four years experience in personal injury cases from his time working at a local large personal injury law firm. He has handled hundreds of car wreck cases. He is a member of LULAC Council 102 and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Aroosa Nizami

Aroosa Nizami

Associate Attorney

AN@MatthewPillado.com – E-Mail

1-800-672-3911 – Phone

1-682-224-8556 – Fax

Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense (State & Federal Criminal Charges)


Aroosa Nizami earned her Juris Doctorate degree from American University Washington College of Law. She has a longstanding commitment to and interest in criminal defense. She analyzes every angle on all of her cases and is adept at spotting issues that most other attorneys commonly miss or neglect. Aroosa received her B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of North Texas.

Shirley Mejia

Shirley Mejia

Legal Assistant

SM@MatthewPillado.com – E-Mail

1-800-672-3911 – Phone

1-682-224-8556 – Fax

Areas of Practice: Managing Office, Legal Assistant, and Document Ninja


Shirley Mejia is our legal assistant, office manager, and the first person you will contact at Matthew Pillado PLLC. She received her B.A. in Political Science and double minor in History and Spanish from Sam Houston State University. During her time at college she was a part of LULAC, Ballet Folklorico, and the Pre-Law Society. Shirley is planning to attend Law school in the Fall of 2019, pursuing a specialty in Criminal Defense. She loves helping people find solutions and feels proud to help people through the legal process. Shirley Mejia is a dedicated member of the Matthew Pillado, PLLC team serving as our legal assistant for both criminal and personal injury cases. She has a desire to keep expanding her knowledge to help her in her future career as an attorney, as well as her goal to help others.

Catherine Chavez

Catherine Chavez

Legal Assistant

CC@MatthewPillado.com – E-Mail

1-800-672-3911 – Phone

1-682-224-8556 – Fax

Areas of Practice: Medical Billing & Legal Assistant


Catherine Chavez is a new member of our team and serves as a medical and billing clerk. She is currently a Senior at the University of North Texas pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, in hopes to become a Child Protective Service worker. She is dedicated to the work that she does and has a strong passion for learning and continuous growth. 

Matthew Thurner

Matthew Thurner

Web Development/IT Consultant

MTT@MatthewPillado.com – E-Mail

1-800-672-3911 – Phone

1-682-224-8556 – Fax

Areas of Practice: Web Development – SEO Consultant


Matt is a certified Microsoft Associate and current student with the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Matt is also developing advanced web platform design skills with Matthew Pillado PLLC and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the law firm. Matthew takes a special interest in SEO Specialization and the development of web solutions designed for SEO success. Matthew also develops for Just Being Me, a web solution provider where he employs his skills to develop the ideal solutions in other fields. Matthew has attended Tarrant County College, majoring in Deaf Studies where he learned to communicate in ASL. Matt views his work with Matthew Pillado PLLC as new learning experience every day, stating: “Legal development, both with criminal justice attorneys as well as personal injury and wrongful death lawyers, is nothing short of a challenge; I love the diversity.”

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