Attorney Leonard Matsuk

Backed By More Than 30 Years of Experience

For more than 30 years, I have successfully defended many hundreds of clients accused of a wide range of criminal charges — from drunk driving to murder and from first time juvenile offenders to corporate CEOs accused of white collar crimes. In that time and unlike many other attorneys, I have also I have argued over 100 cases to a jury and approximately 200 to a court without a jury.

Attorney Matsuk Has Practiced in Various Areas

I have been practicing for 30 years in the Greater Long Beach Area, including:

  • Norwalk
  • Downey
  • Bellflower
  • Compton
  • Long Beach
  • Orange County

Due to this wide range of experience, I have a deep understanding of our local justice system, including the various police departments, the judges, prosecutors and juries.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. 1976
  • California State University at Long Beach, B.A. 1972

Professional Recognition

  • Lawyer of the Year, 2002, Long Beach Bar Association
  • Southern California "Super Lawyer", Criminal Defense, 2004 and 2005
  • "AV Rated" by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Memberships

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Foundation (Past President)
  • Long Beach Barristers (Past President)
  • Project Shortstop, a juvenile crime diversion program (Senior Instructor)

To learn more about how Attorney Matsuk handles cases, read his interview.