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Matt Knauss was very helpful and answered all my questions in a very timely manner. I was arrested for suspicion of DUI arrest in Kirkland. I contacted Matts law firm of Cowan Kirk Gaston and Wolff the next morning and even though it was Saturday they returned my call and set up an appointment to meet Monday for a free hour of consultation. Matt was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me in terms I understood, also he did not sugar coat anything or make promises he couldn't keep, but he did promise to fight for me. I retained his services immediately. He laid out the process and recommended that I attend the Alcohol and Drug Training Class and get an alcohol assessment performed quickly so we would have all these in place as the case progressed. Throughout the process he answered questions and kept me informed. Due to his knowledge of the Kirkland criminal system and is familiarity with the Kirkland prosecutors as well as their respect for him he was able to get my charge reduced to a Negligent Driving 1st degree and in just two months the best I could have hoped for. I was happy to have hired him and am glad I can now move forward from this.
Excellent lawyer. I had a DUI case that I hired Matt for. Despite being a case not very much in my favor, Matt gave it everything and even had the judge on the edge of his seat as to what the verdict would be. At the end of the it all, I didn't win the case, but it was very close. Matt's performance in court is stellar and he's also very helpful and informative. in and outside of trial. Wouldn't hesitate to contact again for legal work or recommend to friends .
Matt has always been very prompt and professional. He has gotten several of my tickets dismissed with no issues. I would definitely hire for any future matters.
A little more than a year ago, my life changed when I made the decision of getting behind the wheel of my car after having a few drinks. In a flash, my life was turn upside down when I got pulled over and later charged with DUI. I had never been in trouble with the law. I was scared, confused, and angry at myself. I did not know what was going to happen. Was I going to lose my job? Was I going to spend time in jail? Would I be able to drive again? I did know one thing, I needed help, I needed a lawyer.
I began asking around, searching the internet, making phone calls. I knew that I need to find someone that I could work with, trust, and overall could help me navigate the court system. I met with 5 different lawyer and while they all explain the possible consequences in a very uniform way, Matt was the only one who was straight forward, very clear, and above all very professional. I felt very comfortable with him.
I decided to hire Matt and I am so glad I did. Once he took my case, I was able to breath. I knew that I had made the right decision and he quickly conformed it. He kept me informed and was with me every step of the way. He fought for me in court and was able to reach a deal with the prosecutor. For those reasons, I highly recommend Matt as a lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable and has worked on both sides of a case (first as a prosecutor and now as a defender).
Today, more than a year later, my life is back to normal and looking back I am so thankful to Matt and all what he did for me.
I highly recommend Matthew Curran Knauss to anyone needing legal advice. Matthew was very helpful in answering all of my questions reguarding and assisting me in sealing my record. He followed up with me in a timely and fashonable manner, and was very precise in what and how we would be moving forward. Matthew is definately an excellent choice for representation!
There are thousands of defense attorneys out there, many familiar names and faces from their advertising campaigns. I don't want flash, arrogance or ego. I want the job done. That is why I chose Matt Knauss. He is my "Stealth Attorney": unobtrusive, but on target for even the most minor
traffic infractions. I was treated respectfully and my case with importance. Cautious, reserved, but determined and skilled. Matt got the job done and has earned my respect and that of the legal community. I respect him as an attorney and a man.
I worked with Matt while acting as power of attorney for my father, who had been in a car accident and charged with a DUI. Matt did everything I could have hoped throughout the process: He answered my questions, kept me informed, and made sure I understood how he planned to proceed and that I was comfortable with it. He was always available by email or to schedule a phone call. The thing I appreciated most was how Matt dealt with my father. My dad suffered a brain injury during the accident that left him greatly impaired in some areas and highly functional in others. This can be quite challenging to navigate, but Matt always treated him with the upmost respect. Matt was genuinely concerned about the emotional cost the process could have on my dad. He took care to answer my dad’s questions and to walk him through the process to help ease his anxiety.
The whole process is something I hope to never experience again, but I am grateful Matt was there to help.
After I got my 5th DUI I was referred to Mr. Knauss. He was nothing short of phenomenal. I did exactly as he said even though I might not have wanted to spend the money it cost to do so. For example the DOL hearing, but he explained why it was important and I think ended up being instrumental in getting the verdict that I did. Matt always kept me up to date on what was going on including calling the day before a court date to make sure I knew. All in all I was very impressed, he seemed to know the prosecutor and how she operated and got me in front of a judge that he thought would give me the best chance at my verdict. I ended up getting the minimum on my 5th DUI even though it had been 10 years they could've given me a year and probably would of had I not come across Matt. He poked holes in their case and had I not had so many priors I could have beat it or at the very least gotten it reduced. I chose the safe way with one day in jail, 6 months treatment and a fine. Hire him, he's good, I highly recommend him.
I was pulled over by a sheriff's deputy and charged with DUI. Matt Knauss successfully defended me in the civil department of licensing (DoL) case and helped me to avoid prosecution in the criminal case. When I got pulled over I was facing the suspension of my drivers license, large fines, and potentially even time in jail. With Matt's help, my civil case was thrown out by the DoL judge and the criminal case was never even filed. Thanks, Matt!
Matt did an outstanding job of working my case. I was being charged in Washington State and I live in South Carolina. You can only imagine the difficulties dealing with something 3,000 miles away with a 3 hour time difference. Matt and his staff did an outstanding job of keeping me informed and in many instances they were able to allow me to stay in South Carolina and not have to attend some of the numerous court dates.
I would not hesitate to use Matt again though I don't intend to get myself into this type of situation in the future.