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Matthew O Brown

Matthew O Brown

also known as Matt Brown, Matthew Onthank Brown

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

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About Me

Since 2007, I have practiced exclusively in the area of criminal defense.  I have never prosecuted another human being, nor would I ever want to do that.  Instead, I have spent my entire legal career zealously representing hundreds of clients in matters ranging from misdemeanor DUI cases to homicides and complex white collar investigations at every stage of proceedings from pre-charging to appeals and petitions for post-conviction relief.  I have achieved not guilty verdicts in cases ranging from drug offenses and felony flight to violent crimes and dangerous crimes against children. I have also successfully achieved dismissals in cases involving drug crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, conspiracy, aggravated assault, and various violent offenses.  I pride myself not just on my legal abilities and desire to help my clients, but also on my availability.  I provide every single client with my cell number and promptly return all calls, texts, and emails.  You are welcome to call me directly at (480) 299-2314 if you think I might be able to help you in any way.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Hourly ($275-500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Joan M Bundy

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a consummate professional and a very nice human being. I worked with him for more than a year at Gila River Indian Community when I was a prosecutor and he was a contract public defender and private criminal defense attorney. Like his law firm partner Adrian Little, he was always a pleasure to work with and seemed most interested in seeing justice done. He was honest and straightforward; he would just tell me what he knew and what he thought would be a reasonable plea offer. I didn't always agree with him 100 percent, but his being so laser-focused on the best possible outcome made my job easier in helping us reach an expedient and fair compromise in many cases, avoiding a lengthy, emotionally draining and time-intensive trial with a totally unpredictable result whether by judge or jury. I would recommend him without reservation to any criminal defendants needing competent, compassionate, calculated representation.


    Joan Bundy Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Carlos A. Brown

    In working with Matt, I found that he is extremely professional and knowledgable. He fights hard for his clients, and leaves no stone unturned while reaching the best outcome on each case.


    Carlos Brown Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Brown & Little PLC

950 W Elliot Rd Ste 107
Tempe, AZ, 85284-1136


AZActive 200703/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Jdog Memorial Best of 2012 Criminal Law Blawg PostSimple Justice2013
5th Annual Blawg 100 HonoreeABA Journal2011
Outstanding Volunteer Attorney AwardHLAP2011
Certificate of AppreciationTBFS Planning Committee2011
Certificate of Achievement in Recognition of Outstanding ServicePierce County, Washington2004
Not Guilty VerdictsJuries throughout ArizonaN/A
DismissalsJudges throughout ArizonaN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBrown & Little, P.L.C.2007 - Present
Clerk / Research AssistantMarc J. Victor, PC2005 - 2007
MusicianSelf1999 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Society of HomebrewersChair, Competition Committee2013 - Present
Supervising AttorneyASU Public Interest Post-Graduate Fellowship Program2012 - Present
United States Courts for the Ninth CircuitAdmitted2012 - Present
NASLA Pro Bono CommitteeAttorney Member2011 - Present
ABATE of ArizonaState Treasurer2011 - Present
Arizona Chamber OrchestraBoard of Advisors2010 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMentor2010 - 2011
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaAdmitted2009 - Present
Homeless Legal Assistance ProjectVolunteer Attorney2009 - Present
ASU Moot CourtJudge2008 - Present
Fort McDowell Yavapai NationAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Gila River Indian CommunityAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2007 - Present
MRO Lobbying GroupAdvisor2007 - Present
Too Broke for Sturgis Planning CommitteeMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. JNNot Guilty of Murder, Guilty of a Lesser-Included Offense
State v. DRNot Guilty
State v. DHDismissed with Prejudice

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Publication NameTitleDate
MasterlinkSomething Everyone in ABATE Should Consider2013
Tempe Criminal DefenseA Waste2012
MasterlinkRestoring Your Rights2012
Tempe Criminal DefenseDemanding Lies2012
Chandler Criminal DefenseA CPS Nightmare2010
East Valley TribunePrison Prosecution Wastes Tax Money2009
Tempe Criminal Defense"Gen Y" Lawyers vs. "Gen Y" Clients2009
Brown & Little, P.L.C.Another Irritating Non-Lesser Included Offense2008
Brown & Little, P.L.C.An Irritating Non-Lesser Included Offense2008
VariousThe Rule of Lenity in Arizona Statutes and Case Law2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctorate2006
New England Conservatory of MusicMusicBM - Bachelor's of Music2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SeriesThe Nuts and Bolts of Motions to Remand2013
Continuing Legal Education SeriesLitigating Discovery Issues2013
Search and Seizure SeminarThe Good Faith Exception2012
General MeetingDUI and Liquor Licensing2012
Continuing Legal Education SeriesRepresenting Clients Prior to Charges2012
Continuing Legal Education SeriesDrafting Better Fee Agreements2012
Caught on CameraCommentary2012