Chosen as the 2002 Lawyer of the Year by Long Beach Bar Association

Attorney Leonard Matsuk was named Attorney of the Year in 2002 by the Long Beach Bar Association. Learn more about what sets Mr. Matsuk apart from other criminal defense lawyers.

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Attorney Leonard Matsuk has helped hundreds of clients successfully fight their criminal charges. Read firsthand about their experience working with Mr. Matsuk.

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Long Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

Arrested for a criminal offense in Long Beach, CA?

Anyone accused of a crime in our state has the full power of law enforcement and the prosecution working to convict them. Long Beach criminal defense attorney Leonard Matsuk helps clients by leveling the playing field in order to protect their rights. When your reputation, freedom and future are on the line, having an experienced and skilled legal representative is crucial.

Experienced Defense from the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk

Attorney Matsuk has over 30 years experience in the local area and is very familiar with the court system, the local judges, clerks and prosecutors throughout the criminal courts. As a result, he knows how they operate and can structure his cases based on his insight into their tactics. He provides clients with extensive courtroom experience, including:

  • Over 200 bench trials

  • Over 100 jury trials

His firm personally handles every case and he makes himself readily available to his clients. Every case is important to them and they limit their caseload in order to give clients the attention and priority their case deserves. He understands the stakes. In some cases their lives are at stake. He will be available every step of the way as the case proceeds thru the criminal justice system.

Areas of Practice – Long Beach Criminal Lawyer

Cell phone with text on screenThe firm is readily available to represent clients in a variety of criminal defense charges, including crimes against a person, domestic violence (such as spousal abuse) and even embezzlement, theft and forgery. With extensive experience with criminal law, they are able to take on virtually every type of criminal case and do not shy away from daunting situations. Should you choose to be represented by them, it will not matter whether you have been criminally charged with check fraud, if your child is facing a juvenile case or if you have been arrested for a DUI and are in need of assistance with a DMV hearing – they will have the legal experience and knowledge that you need to defend your best interests.

Some of the other areas of the law that they have experience in handling include drug cases (such as those involving drug possession), internet crimes, violent crime such as murder and assault, and even the more delicate situations of three-strikes cases and sex crimes (such as prostitution and the solicitation of prostitution). From guns and weapons cases to probation violations, hit and run cases and federal charges, they have the knowledge that you need to be confident in working with them.

They know what is on the line and they know the importance of providing their clients with accessible and honest legal advice. Even if you are dealing with something such as a sentencing hearing, have received a grand jury subpoena, have questions regarding bail bonds or are looking to defend yourself against an illegal search and seizure, it is highly encouraged that you contact the firm. With years of experience, they have the knowledge that you need to truly defend and protect your best interests.


  • 30 years practicing in the courts of Long Beach and the surrounding areas. Attorney Matsuk knows our court system, local judges, clerks and prosecutors.
  • Over 200 bench trials and over 100 jury trials. Many lawyers have never tried a case before a jury.
  • Widely recognized. Selected 2002 Lawyer of the Year, Long Beach Bar Association; voted 2004 and 2005 Southern California "Super Lawyer," per Los Angeles Magazine; "AV Rated" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards).


  • Personal attention. Mr. Matsuk personally handles every case and both him and his staff are available to our clients. Phone calls are returned promptly.
  • Selective practice. We do not run a client mill - every case is important to us and we limit our caseload so that every client can get priority attention.
  • Mr. Matsuk understands the stakes. Many of our clients are in the fight of their lives--we are with them every step of the way.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Long Beach

Having successfully defended many hundreds of clients accused of a wide range of criminal charges, Attorney Matsuk can provide clients with the benefit of his expertise. Regardless of the specific facts of your case, chances are good that he has had similar cases in the past and has prevailed at trial. With this kind of experience and knowledge, the chances of having the charges reduced or dismissed are greatly increased. Attorney Matsuk gives his clients an edge in court that less-experienced counsel can't provide. This edge can be the difference between a successful and failed outcome. He can help prove his client's innocence and protect their rights and freedom. Widely recognized among his peers, he was selected 2002 Lawyer of the Year by the Long Beach Bar Association and was voted 2004 and 2005 Southern California "Super Lawyer," per Los Angeles Magazine. He is also "AV Rated" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards).

If you are facing criminal charges, or if you have been arrested or accused of a crime, don't delay in contacting Long Beach Criminal Attorney Leonard Matsuk for experienced legal help.