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Matthew Murillo

About Me

My practice is limited to the areas of Business Law, Criminal/DUI Defense and Estate Planning because I enjoy helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative cost effective representation tailored for each client.

Why these particular areas?  They all hit home.  As the son of small-business owner parents, and a small-business owner myself, I know of many of the issues faced by small-businesses, first-hand.  I am a Criminal/DUI Defense attorney, because I personally know the toll those matters take on the immediate family of someone accused of committing a criminal offense, as well as the person accused.  I’ve been that family member, and know exactly how it affects the family unit, its unity, and what it takes to repair those relationships.  With Estate Planning, I know the importance of proper design, drafting and execution of an estate plan because my family requires specialized consideration for the proper care of a sibling through a Special Needs Trust.

As part of the estate planning practice, I educate my clients and work to educate them on the importance of titling assets to ensure their estate planning portfolio works the way they intend. My goal is to make this process as accessible, efficient and streamlined as possible so that individuals are more motivated to develop and complete their plan, and families do not have to deal with the fallout from a lack of planning.

I also work in the area of business law and assist small to medium-sized business owners and their families in formation of the business entity, safeguarding their assets, and planning for the future of the business. In the area of Criminal/DUI Defense, I help people pick up the pieces to a forgettable incident and get back on track.  My representation is provided for a wide variety of criminal allegations, which includes the most frequently cited charge in California – DUI.  I treat all clients like family, protecting their interests as my own, and making sound recommendations to help accomplish their planning goals.

In order to stay in-tune with the latest trends and developments in these areas, I have become an active member in numerous organizations that provide quality, on-going training, so that I can better serve my clients.  I became an active member of WealthCounsel, a national community of top estate planning & business law professionals committed to the highest standard of practice excellence. I have also joined the California DUI Lawyers Association, National College for DUI Defense, Inc., and the California Attorneys For Criminal Justice in order to stay in tune with all changes in law and further hone my skills as a litigation attorney for the area of Criminal & DUI Defense.  These organizations, along with attending seminars taught by nationally recognized thought leaders, keeps me on the leading edge of the newest ideas and approaches in business, estate planning and criminal/DUI defense.

I believe that effective representation is critical to the financial, physical and emotional well-being of my clients and am grateful for the opportunity to be involved in the process.

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Business, Criminal Defense, DUI Defense or Estate Planning attorney for your matter, I would like to invite you to speak with us about your case.

Admissions, Awards, Memberships & Certifications

  • State Bar Of California, Member

  • Federal District Court-Central District of California, Member

  • Federal District Court-Southern District of California, Member

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers (California Criminal Defense - 2014)

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 (California - 2014)

  • National College for DUI Defense, Inc., Member

  • California DUI Lawyers Association, Member

  • Certified in Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

  • Featured in "Fox Hills Digest" Magazine - June 2012

  • Featured in "Hollywood Weekly!" Magazine - July 2012

  • Top 1% of Nation's Attorneys - National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015)


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

69 total 

  • Brooke D Eno Elia

    I endorse Mr. Murillo. Mr. Murillo isn't afraid to go to bat for his clients. He is a professional who is diligent and aggressive in the defense of his clients.


    Brooke Eno Elia DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Karim Shawn Manji

    I have known Matt for several years and can describe Matt as a reliable, sharp, and meticulous professional. He is always focused on getting things done the right way, and leaves no stone unturned. He works with passion and integrity, and makes the best of any situation with his energetic and optimistic approach. I would personally seek Matt's services if the situation arose, and consistently recommend him to individuals in my network.


    Karim Manji Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Legacy Counsel

2068 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 222
Redlands, CA, 92374



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40 - CaliforniaThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers: California Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo.com2015
Nation's Top Attorneys - Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 40 Under 40 - CaliforniaThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo.com2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers: California Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo.com2013
Featured Attorney (July)Hollywood Weekly! Magazine2012
Featured Attorney (June)Fox Hills Digest2012
Certified in SFST AdministrationLa Pier & Associates2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLegacy Counsel2010 - Present
Board MemberPacifica University2012 - 2013
Law Clerk/AttorneyLaw Offices of Manuel J. Barba2008 - 2010
Law ClerkFriedman, Gebbie, Cazarez & Gilleece2007 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Pacifica UniversityBoard of Directors Member2012 - 2013
U.S. District Court, Southern District of CaliforniaMember2011 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2011 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2013
U.S. District Court, Central District of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (California chapter)Member2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Member2010 - 2011
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2013
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Court 1Guilty to all charges. 6 months Jail, 1 Year Electronic Monitoring & Alcohol Treatment Program.
Court 2DUI & Controlled Substance Charges dismissed. Plea bargain to VC 23103.5 – Wet Reckless. No Jail. Obtained stipulation of Factual Innocence regarding allegation of VC 23152(b).
Court 3DUI Dismissed. Plea to Wet Reckless in Court. No Jail.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Blog - Law Offices of Matthew MurilloVehicle Code 23152(a) - What Does It Mean?2013
Blog - Law Offices of Matthew MurilloVehicle Code 23152(b) - What Does It Mean?2013
Blog - Law Offices of Matthew Murillo"Buyer Beware" - Things To Consider When Choosing A DUI Attorney2013
Hollywood Weekly!Attorney Spotlight Feature2012
Fox Hills DigestFeatured Attorney2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of RedlandsPhilosophy & PsychologyBachelor of Arts2006
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Podcast InterviewEstate Planning for Business Owners2014
Career Planning: Avenues After Law DegreeCareer Planning2012