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About Me

I provide dedicated and effective criminal defense representation at an affordable price.  I give my clients the personal attention they deserve while effectively pursuing a possitive outcome in their criminal matters.


I offer a FREE case evaluation for those seeking my services.  I will answer any questions you may have and hopefully address all of your concerns.  I will inform you of what consequences may result and also your rights under the law.


Contact me now for excellent criminal defense representation and immediate assistance.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    9 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.


    James Dicks Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Leighton D'Antoni

    Matt is a knowledgeable, effective advocate who knows how to handle a case and protect the client's interests. I had the pleasure of working with him on matters when we were both at the San Diego Public Defender's Office. His relationships and experience are of great valule to his clients, and he presents a persuasive case.


    Michael D'Antoni Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Law Office of Matthew S. Koken

424 'F' Street, Suite D
San Diego, CA, 92101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Commitment to Const. Protections in Indigent Crim. DefenseUSD and Community Defenders, Inc.2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Matthew S. Koken2008 - Present
N/ASan Diego County Office of the Public Defender2006 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court, Southern District of CaliforniaAttorneyN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Permanent Restraing Order HearingDismissed with prejudice.
People v. TenneyCase Dismissed
People v. MannCase Dismissed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJuris Doctor2008
University of California - BerkeleyLegal Studies and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2005