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Matthew Clinton Smith

also known as Matt Smith

About me

I use the decade of experience I gained as a Criminal Defense Investigator to dissect police reports and witness statements. Our current case load includes cases ranging from simple drug possession to assault with a deadly weapon.

We aggressively represent our clients. We never let the police bully you or your family. We take only a select number of cases per year so that our clients get personal attention unlike the big box firms.

We pride ourselves on being different. We believe our professional legal team and our proven approach are what set us apart. We offer personalized service and compassionate, caring representation only found in smaller boutique firms.

We understand the significance of a false accusation. We understand that an domestic violence or some other type of criminal charge is a life changing event. We use our best efforts to minimize your worry, pain and suffering.

We utilize the very latest technology and use our extensive panel of experts ranging from forensics to computer science. While our approach is specific to the very unique circumstances of every case and client, our process is a proven model, which allows our attorneys and staff to aggressively represent criminal defense clients throughout Northern California.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    1.05 thousand cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I highly endorse Mr. Smith. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


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Contact info

The Smith Law Offices (Main Office)

770 L Street Suite 950
Sacramento, CA, 95814


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A-RatingBetter Business Bureau2012
Best Trial AttorneyGlenn County Public Defenders Office2012
Student AchievementCal Northern School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Smith Law Offices2014 - Present
Felony Trial AttorneyPublic Defender Office2012 - 2013
Chief Investigator Major CrimesPublic Defender's Office2001 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Colusa County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Defense Investigator AssociationMemberN/A
California Defense Investigator AssociaitonMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People vs. JonesStrike Count Dismissed At Preliminary Hearing
People vs. BarnesAll Charges Dropped
People vs. VerryMultiple Charges Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sacramento Newest Crim Defense ResourceBest Lawyer Apps2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
CAL Northern SOLLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
San Diego State UnivEconomics/Russian LanguageBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Cannibus Career Institute SacramentoMarijauna Laws2015
Press ConferenceCriminal Defense2014
DUI Court in SchoolD.U.I. Sentencing2014
DUI Court in SchoolFriday Night Live2013