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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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years, 400 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Peter Charles Biberstein

    Russell Matson is an intelligent and knowledgeable attorney with years of experience in the court room. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Edward B Tayter

    I endorse this attorney. Russ is an experienced litigator and is dedicated to helping his clients.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Russell J Matson, PC

44 Adams Street
Suite 5
Braintree, MA, 02184-1939


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SFST CertificationWalden Platt and Associates2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw office of Russell J Matson P.C1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of DirectorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dorchester DUI Trial November 2009Not Guilty
OUI Drugs WorcesterDismissal
Westboro District Court Charge: DUI Result: Case DismissedDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Amazon BooksHow to Beat Your Clerk Magistrate's Hearing: A guide to fighting and winning clerk's hearings in Massachusetts courts2015
Attn.comLet’s Stop Arresting People2015
Bay State ExaminerUse cameras, not breathalyzers, in drunk driving cases2015
Bay State ExaminerAccountability for police who drive drunk2014
Bay State ExaminerLicense plate readers are a threat to privacy2014
Circle of Legal TrustYour Criminal Law Firm on the Internet2013
Massachusetts Cop BlockMassachusetts License Plate Privacy Act Hopes to Keep Police Abuses At Bay2013
Patch.comMedical Marijuana Legalization Brings Welcome Change but also Many New Challenges2013
Patriot LedgerHigh rates of acquittal when drunken-driving cases go to bench trials2012
PR WebMassachusetts Law Firm Gains the Most DUI License Suspension Reductions Under New Court Ruling2012
Patriot LedgerCourt ruling in drunken driving case weakens Melanie’s Law, critics say2012
Patriot LedgerFew caught driving drunk with kids in car serve jail time2012
Boston GlobeSince Melanie's Law, drunken driving down2011
WWLP TV Springfield, In FocusMelanie's Law: The Ignition Interlock2011
MyFoxBoston.ComAre DUI laws in Massachusetts too relaxed?2010
Soco MagazineDUI And Your Rights2010
Cape Cod TimesHardship license policies questioned2009
Brockton EnterpriseMelanie’s Law making roads safer2008
Boston Business JournalLawyers looking to podcasts as potent marketing tool2008
Boston HeraldBitter flaw in Melanie’s law2008
Exhibit A NewsMelanie's Laws2007
Mass Lawyers WeeklySJC ruling on breath test admissions2007
Patriot LedgerREADER’S VIEW: Challenging a breath test result is only fair2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE ProgramsRepresenting the OUI Client2011
Representing the OUI ClientOUI Defense Panel - Continuing Legal Education for Mass Attorneys2009
Representing the OUI ClientTips for Defense Attorneys in Fighting Drunk Driving Charges2007
Driver's Licensing ProblemsDriver's license issues as they relate to OUI charges2006