5.0 stars 50 totalReview Matthew Knauss
Posted by a client
About 10 mos. ago I was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Bellevue and found myself in a situation I'd never been in before and had no clue where to start, but I knew I needed help fast! I made appts. with three different lawyers, and after interviewing Matt, I had no doubt in my mind he was who I wanted to hire for the job. From that day forward I've had zero regrets! From the beginning, he informed me of the entire process and what the possible outcomes might be - I love that he didn't sugar coat anything & was totally honest that my case could go either way, but he would be there to guide me through the complicated DUI process and do his best to make things go in my favor.
It was long & stressful road, but Matt was always there to put me at ease & reduce my stress level, he kept me informed every step of the way, he was always available to answer my questions & bring clarity to things I didn't understand. I was always amazed, knowing how busy he was, that he made me feel like I was his only client - that's how dedicated & caring he is!
Matt's court performance and final defense was stellar and I trusted him 100% even though I still wasn't sure what the outcome would be that day...my case may not have turned out entirely as I wanted it to, but in the end I was content knowing I had paid for peace of mind through a complicated, stressful experience & there was no one else I'd rather have by side than Matt. If you or a friend find yourself in a similar situation, I would HIGHLY recommend you contact Matt.
Thanks, Matt - you rock!
Posted by a client
Matt Knauss has been a great help to me. He has been professional and never made me feel like I'm a bad person for getting a DUI. He kept me informed every step of the way. Even when a clerical court error was not in my favor, he was quick to discover it and get me back in court to correct their mistake. I will never drive drunk again, but if one of my friends get a DUI I would definitely recommend Matt Knauss.
Posted by Bob
We hired Matt Knauss to represent my 17 year old son in traffic court for a traffic infraction. A second ticket would have meant a suspension of license and insurance rate hike through the roof. Matt handled our case with a very high level of professionalism. He communicated very clearly his fee structure up front. He was diligent in exploring various options previously unknown to me that we could use toward the resolve of the case and communicated with us openly on all steps through the process. He never "oversold" his services by stating we would win, which I certainly appreciated. But, in fact, the result was very positive. I would most certainly use Matt again should the need arise and highly recommend him to others.
Posted by a client
I would highly recommend matt. From the beginning he was good at asking my priorities, explaining options and told me the likely outcomes so we could work together to come up with strategies that made the most sense for me. Matt was also very patient with my thousand questions and could connect me with other outside contacts when my questions were strange enough. I'm very pleased with how Matt handled my case.
Posted by Jim from St. Louis
In April of 2014 I made a very serious error in judgement and personal behavior. I was visiting Seattle on business. My local sales agents and I had an extremely successfull series of sales calls and went out that evening to celebrate. Needless to say I drank entirely too much and made the disastrous decision to get behind the wheel to drive back to my hotel. I was pulled over for going thru a stop light and was submitted to a road sobriety examination that resulted in a breath analysis test at the local Police Station. The results were not in my favor. I failed miserably. Being from St. Louis, I knew no one in the legal profession to represent me. One of my Agents recommended Matt to me and I was given an appointment the next day. Matt listened to my story and impressed me from the very start that he knew the ins and outs of DUI Law and genuinely cared for me personally and would be an outstanding advocate in achieving the best outcome for me. Over the course of the next few months, Matt reviewed all the test results, radio calls and taped recordings of the roadside field sobriety test administered. He found, as he termed it, "flaws in the process and procedure". He took his findings and concerns to the Prosecuting Attorney and after several negotiations was able to get the charge reduced to Reckless Driving. I was spared potentally more excessive court fines, two days in jail and more serious driving limitations. I was truly fortunate to have found Matt and placed my faith and trust in his hands. If you ever find yourself facing a serious issue like mine, I recommend you also place your faith with Matt.
Posted by Vita
We won my Trial! Thank you Matt Knauss, so much for helping me during one of the hardest points in my life!! I was referred to Matthew Knauss by a close family member. His service was outstanding.. A wonderful person, easy to communicate with, was very clear with direction, engaging in necessary steps to move forward. Excellent organization, open communications and was willing to do the research for the case. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and a great win! I will continue to refer you!! Cheers!
Posted by Mark
Matt was referred to my family by another attorney who spoke very highly of him and said "he is a true professional who cares". Matt was right on top of our situation and made us feel at ease with his quick response and communication. In my business I deal with attorneys on many occasion and Matt's response and follow up was by far superior to his peers. He quickly took care of our family matter to make sure we were protected and left us with the knowledge that he is ready if needed. I would defiantly hire him again.
Posted by Amanda
I titled my review of Matt above and beyond because Matt truly could not have gone further or done more to help me when I thought all was lost in the absolute worst situation. I was charged with suspicion DUI in Kirkland. I contacted Matt on a referral from a friend. I was extremely panicked due to the fact that I refused the breath test. I had never been in that situation before and had no idea what to do. He was very honest and up front about the possible outcomes and at the same time assured me that hope was not lost. He was confident and seemed to be respected by the prosecutors and judges in court. We, mostly he, came up with a plan and stuck to it through the whole process. I felt a sense of security in a very unpredictable situation. He made sure I made it to all of my court appearances even if that meant driving me there himself. He was able to persuade the court to agree to a deal for a lesser charge. If I were to be convicted of DUI, I would be faced with losing my job and a great deal of financial and emotional hardship. Matt went above and beyond to fight for me and for that, I will be forever grateful. I would recommend him a million times over.
Posted by Taylor
My attorney Matthew Knauss was not only hired very last minute but he represented me on 3 different cases in 3 different counties. In each case there was a possibly of jail time but Mr. Knauss was not only able to keep me out of jail in all 3 counties but was able to also get one of my cases completely dismissed. In the future if anything ever happens (which it won't) I will definitely hire Mr. Knauss. I very highly recommend him.
Posted by a DUI client
During a very dark and scary time for me, Matt was incredibly responsive, informative, and helpful throughout the entire DUI process. After each meeting with Matt, I felt better and more "in the know" on the situation, whether there was a court date or not. His ability to study and acknowledge the situation helped me end up with the best possible sentence and solution to my case.