D. Matthew Chance, Esq.
Matt Chance graduated Salisbury University in 2002 with a degree in History and Secondary Education and University of Baltimore School of Law in 2011. After deciding that teaching wasn’t the right fit professionally, Mr. Chance spent six years as a Residential Mortgage Loan Consultant for several local companies and spent four years in the commercial construction industry as a Project Manager for a prominent subcontractor in the area. Through his experiences in different areas he has learned to communicate with a wide variety of people and uses that ability to help assess your needs and to tailor your representation to suit your needs.
Mr. Chance currently serves as the President of the Parent Teacher Association for the elementary school where his children attend. He also coaches Lacrosse and is a Den Leader for Cub Scouts. Family is a priority for Mr. Chance, and he treats his clients with the same respect and thoughtfulness he would expect for his own family.
Ashley VanCleef graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1998 with a Bachelors in Special Education and University of Baltimore School of Law in 2011. Ms. VanCleef’s experience in the education field includes not only the classroom, but building, district, county, and state level administration. Although her practice has focused mainly in the area of education law, Ashley has also successfully represented clients in tax disputes, business law, and educational advocacy. Ms. VanCleef serves as a guest lecturer for education courses at Morgan State University and has presented at numerous State and district level trainings.
She has a calm and understanding demeanor and has been described as “timely in her communication, knowledgeable, and confident.” Ms. VanCleef is not only an attorney but also a mother of two children. She teaches Sunday School and is an active member of Damascus Road Community Church. Like Mr. Chance, family is a priority to Ms. VanCleef and she provides her clients the same kind of respect and vigorous representation she would her own family.