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Russell J. Matson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Braintree, MA

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Russell

Learn Russell’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I wrote a book on winning Clerk Magistrate's Hearings, and represent clients in criminal matters in all Massachusetts district courts.

    29 years, 400 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Drunk driving (OUI/DWI) defense in all Massachusetts courts.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

The Law Offices of Russell J Matson, PC is dedicated to criminal and drunk driving defense.

 

He has been defending criminal and drunk driving cases for 20 years and wrote a book on winning at a Clerk Magistrate's Hearing.

 

He has won more than 2/3s of the OUI cases he has taken to trial. We offer our clients representation at Registry Hearings to help them get a Hardship License, at no extra cost.

 

Our goal is to get you through the difficult process of a criminal charge quickly and painlessly, back on the road, and back to your life. Call me a free case evaluation on a DUI or criminal charge in Massachusetts.

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Location

Law Offices of Russell J Matson, PC
44 Adams Street
Suite 5
Braintree, MA, 02184-1939

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2015
Sigh of relief
I recently received a summons to a clerk hearing due to an alleged criminal automobile offense. Having no prior experience with the legal system, I was very anxious and was literally losing sleep over this matter. Russell was patient and understanding, he calmed me down and talked me through what he thought were the likely outcomes of the case. He clearly has a lot of experience dealing with Massachusetts courts. Our hearing was successful, largely because of Russell's efforts to negotiate with the insurance company beforehand, and his knowledge of proper behavior under such circumstances. His assistant, Maryellen, was also very responsive and pleasant, making me feel at ease. I would recommend his services without hesitation to anyone with traffic-related legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
Leaving scene prop damage
I hired attorney Mattson regarding a hit and run property damage charge , I have a prior cwof'ed oui so was facing potential serious charges. I was so worried about the potential consequences, both himself and his secretary were so helpful, never ignored my calls and it ended up being dismissed at the clerks hearing, he even worked with my insurance company . In my eyes he's not just a great lawyer but a hero .
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Posted by Tom | July 22, 2014
Hands down, the best attorney I have ever worked with
An absolutely first-rate lawyer. Russ and his assistant, Mary Ellen, always took the time to answer all of my questions, no matter how trivial they seem in hindsight. My particular case was dismissed at the Clerk Magistrate's hearing, as if the incident never even happened at all. Preserving a clean record was of the utmost importance, and I could not have asked for a better outcome than what Russ achieved. If you have a criminal matter and want the peace of mind knowing that you will have the best representation possible, don't hesitate for a second to hire him!
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Posted by KIMBERLY | March 8, 2013
3rd dui
RUSS IS BY FAR WORTH HIS FEE. HIS KNOWLEDGE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND ANY OTHER ATTORNEY THAT I TALKED TO BEFORE I HIRED HIM. I WAS FACING 3RD DUI AND I AM A NURSE AND COULD NOT AFFORD TO GO TO JAIL FOR 6 MONTHS. RUSS GOT ME WEEKENDS AT SMCC MINIMUM WOMENS IN FRAMINGHAM ALSO I RECEIVED NO PROBATION. I WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE WORKING AND DO MY CONSEQUENCES ON THE WEEKENDS. THAT WAS SUCH A GIFT. IT IS 2 YEARS LATER AND I AM CLEAN AND SOBER THANK RUSS
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2010
Recent client
Russ is very professional, and thorough. He went into great detail to explain the pros and cons of various approaches, and his instinct and knowledge of the DUI process in our court system is admirable. I was comfortable with incremental steps we took, and with the final (positive)result of our case. He is a no nonsense, trustworthy, and bright attorney who will well represent his client throughout the whole journey
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Posted by Lyle Lamoureux | April 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wish I never Hired Russell Matson!
Poor Representation (to say the least) So I hired Russel Matson several years back to represent me on a DUI charge. Turns out after the fact I find out that he does business with and befriends cops at the time and possibly currently still does as well. He trains cops on DUI testing procedures which is basically a conflict of intrest! How can you represent someone on a DUI charge when your possibly friends with the cop/cops that charged the person in the first place. I got the impression from him that this is a guy who favors cops, now that part is just my opinion, but from alot of the non-sense this guy was saying to me and doing with my case I came to that conclusion. I paid him about $7,000 to help me, he did the same job that a free or $300 public defender could have done and I told him that as well when I asked him to take down my case off his website that he put up and listed as a WON case. I mean can u fu-king believe it, yeah me either. This guy is a real peice of work. He got me a pre- trial deal that basically involved my license being suspended for several years, as well as being on probation, paying fees and getting piss tested for years and he calls that a WIN? WTF? This guy is prob one of the worst attorneys I've ever had to deal with in my entire life. My guess is he will delete this when he sees it and that alone should tell you plenty. CUSTOMERS BEWARE!!!!!!!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law office of Russell J Matson P.C
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Leaving the Scene of Property Damage - Cambridge
  • Dismissed
  • Possession of a Class B Substance - Quincy
  • Dismissed at Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Dedham
  • Dismissed at Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • SFST Certification
  • Walden Platt and Associates
  • 2005

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Representing the OUI Client
  • Tips for Defense Attorneys in Fighting Drunk Driving Charges
  • 2007
  • Driver's Licensing Problems
  • Driver's license issues as they relate to OUI charges
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (26)
Endorse Russell
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell Matson is an intelligent and knowledgeable attorney with years of experience in the court room. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Russ is an experienced litigator and is dedicated to helping his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is a great litigator and passionate about defending his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russel is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to defending his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Top OWI defender."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Russ is knowledgeable and deservedly respected in the field of DWI/DUI defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell J. Matson is an honest, caring, and professional lawyer that helps people through the tough times involved with an OUI case. He is always well prepared for court and pays extra careful attention to the motor vehicle license implications of the case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Other
"Russell Matson is a highly regarded national expert in Criminal defense and I am proud to call him a good friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is the go to guy in Braintree for DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Other
"I fully endorse Russell Matson as an extremely qualified, knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney especially in DUI and DWI cases. He really is a "Go-To" lawyer if you have been charged with these crimes in Massachusetts."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Russell is a very knowledgeable lawyer who takes the time to really appreciate his clients as people, in order to customize his representation for each case. He is certainly an expert in the OUI/DUI/DWI field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Matson is an accomplished and experienced DUI attorney. He is clearly the "go to" guy if you are in need of top tier legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russel is a well respected lawyer who has been at the top of his game for many years. He continues to work every day to improve his practice and the quality of service he delivers to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Other
"Having reviewed this attorney's written materials and experience, I would certainly recommend him."
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