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CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN LONG BEACH TRUSTED COUNSEL FOR OVER 40 YEARS. YOUR CASE MATTERS. Awarded Lawyer of the Year by the Long Beach Bar Association. AV Preeminent For Ethical Standards & Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards).

Experienced Defense from the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk

Attorney Leonard Matsuk has over 40 years of 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.

If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Long Beach, schedule your free consultation today!

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 level 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

  • No Time Served in Custody Assistant Accused of Embezzling Over $200K
  • Warrant Recalled Bench Warrant was Issued Against Our Client
  • Case Dismissed Businessman Charged with Fraud & Misrepresentation
  • Not Guilty Client Accused of Assaulting a Victim Inside Their Home
  • Informal Probation Client Accused of Attempting to Carry a Gun on an Aircraft

Meet Your Attorney

  • 40+ years practicing in the courts of Long Beach and the surrounding areas. Attorney Leonard 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 Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards).

Areas of Practice – Long Beach Criminal Lawyer

Our firm is readily available to represent clients in a variety of criminal defense charges, including domestic violence, drug cases (such as those involving marijuana), DUI, check fraud, violent crimes, such as murder, and more. No matter what you or your loved one has been charged with, we are here to advocate for you and help safeguard your future.

With extensive experience in criminal law, we do not shy away from daunting situations and complex cases. Attorney Leonard Matsuk has more than 40 years of experience and has successfully handled hundreds of cases, including 220 bench trials and 109 jury trials. Should you choose our firm to represent you, know that we have the legal experience and knowledge you need to effectively defend your best interests.

Our Testimonials

Hear from our former clients about their experience with the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk. We are proud to protect the rights of the accused and be their trusted advocates in their time of need. Experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of case types, we are prepared to defend you.

    “I would want someone too to make an effort this great on my behalf...”
    “I would want someone too to make an effort this great on my behalf...”
    - Judge
    “I would recommend him to my family and closest friends.”
    My case was a complex felony case. Mr. Matsuk quickly learned all the facts and was well versed in the law. He spent quality time with me and seemed to genuinely care about me and my outcome. He had quality advice and insight based on his many years of experience. He got me the very best outcome. I am very satisfied with his services and representation and would highly recommend him to anyone - including my closest friends and family.
    - Scott
    “Wonderful outcome”
    Mr Matsuk is the best in a difficult situation. He answers messages and concerns quickly. He really works for your best interests. We had a the best outcome from a tense situation. Thankfully it is over. I would highly recommend him.
    - Former Client
    “Gets the job done!”
    I hired Mr. Matsuk after a previous lawyer failed to follow through on what he promised to do. Police had confiscated some of my personal property during a search of my home; the search (and the charges that followed) had nothing to do with me but with a family member living in my home. The attorney that I had hired to represent that family member assured me that he would file an order for the police to release my property. He also assured me that he would work on the case and fight for my family member. None of the above happened, and when all was said and done, the attorney disappeared; he stopped answering my calls, and I was left with no computer (among other things). I called Mr. Matsuk's office out of desperation, and honestly, I didn't have much faith that he would be any different from the last attorney. But I was pleasantly surprised. First of all, his assistant is extremely professional and polite; she was sympathetic and just put me at ease. And Mr. Matsuk returned my call the very same day (Imagine that!). He was equally professional and polite. Most importantly, he did exactly what he said he was going to do in the time he promised to do it. Within two weeks, I had my stuff back. Frankly, I am surprised that Mr. Matsuk doesn't have more reviews on Avvo. Don't be swayed by glowing reviews of young hot shot attorneys who talk a good talk but don't do much of anything else. I have a feeling most of these attorneys are just fine if you're being charged with a DUI, but have no idea what to do when their client is facing more serious charges. Anyway, Leonard Matsuk is the real deal. If you want someone who actually does what he says he's going to do without making you feel like you're lucky to be blessed with his representation, call him. Perhaps you (or your loved one) might feel like you have a chance at a defense and won't end up just surrendering and going to prison.
    - Former Client
    “Call Mr. Matsuk”
    Great lawyer! I waited to long to take care of an issue. Mr. Matsuk came in years later and was very helpful in resolving my legal problems. I strongly recommend him!
    - Former Client
    “Satisfied client!”
    I was referred to Leonard by an attorney who I work with and I have to say I'm glad she sent me to him. I had some stuff that needed to be taken cared of and with Leonard it was no bull. These issues were from years ago that I ignored (traffic, FTA and FTP) which led to suspension of my drivers license and a bench warrant. He doesn't beat around the bush, straight forward and gets the job done with great results for my cases. Yes, cases. After court I was definitely pleased with the results I got with Mr. Matsuk representing me. I would definitely recommend Leonard if you need an attorney. Thank you Mr. Matsuk, I've already given your business contact to a couple of people already.
    - Sary
    “One of the best lawyers in California!”
    An awesome, exceptional and focused attorney that will work for a fair and equitable outcome for his client. Our family will always trust Mr. Matsuk in representing our family's interest in All legal matters. He kept our son from going to prison for seven years. He got sentenced reduced to one year in Los Angeles County Jail.
    - Former Client
    “Thank you Mr. Matsuk”
    I would highly recommend Mr. Matsuk and his very capable staff Lisa and Sue for needed legal services. Mr. Matsuk clearly explained all aspects of my case with truth and understanding. The results were positive and my experience was the same. Thank you sir.
    - Gilda

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Long Beach

Having successfully defended many hundreds of clients accused of a wide range of criminal charges, Attorney Leonard 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 Leonard 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. 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 Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & 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.

Contact Law Office of Leonard Matsuk Today!

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