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I was born in 1976 and growing up I always knew I will be an attorney.  My uncle was a prosecutor and a succesful defense attorney and I worshipped him, so why not do what he does?  I graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1998.  I started Seton Hall University School of Law at Newark, New Jersey the fall of that same year, part time.  Also that year i got a full time job at a law firm in Elizabeth, New Jersey from which it was an easy 15 minute commute to my night classes every weekday to law school for four years.  I graduated Seton Hall in 2002 and immediately hung my shingles.  I never worked for anyone as a practicing attorney.  I did everything an attorney does at the firm  I worked at while attending law school for four years, except of course represent clients in court although i accompanied the attorneys I worked for plenty of times on the cases I worked on, filed motions, briefs, etc...  When I got my license to practice, BOOM, i went out on my own right away.  I was 26 years old.  My four years working and studying gave me the confidence and knowledge to take such a leap of faith at such a young age.  I am still working for myself as a practicing attorney to this day representing clients in court charged with various criminal, drunk driving and traffic offenses.  I also do a little bit of real estate work for clients who need such services, but the main focus of my practice is definetly on the criminal, drunk driving and traffic defense side of the law.   


Languages spoken: Russian, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    14 years, 100 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    14 years, 100 cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven A Garner

    I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Mr. Matchin in the various local courts many times and know that he is very knowledgeable in the law. He appears very comfortable both with his clients and in front of the Judges when he is advocating for his clients.


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  • Matthew R Eichen

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly effective and knowledgeable.


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Contact info

By Appointment Only

50 U.S. 9
Morganville, NJ, 07751

By Appointment Only

37 Robbinsville Allentown Rd
Robbinsville, NJ, 08691



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Municipal Court Trial AttorneySupreme Court of New Jersey2016
Featured AttorneyAvvo2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Accredited BusinessBetter Business Bureau2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC2002 - Present
ClerkLaw offices of Robert Diorio1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State BarMember2002 - Present
Federal Court Third CircuitMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ShopliftingShoplifting Charge Dismissed
Case DismissedDismissed
Results CountDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Online Legal BlogConsequences of Drug Possession Charge in New Jersey2015
Online Legal BlogLife After a DUI Charge2015
Online Legal BlogCan They Really Arrest Me?2015
Online Legal BlogWhen the Cops Can and Can't Pull You Over2015
Online Legal BlogThey Didn't Read My Rights2015
Online Legal BlogUnable to Renew Your License2015
Online Legal BlogField Inquiry2015
Online Legal BlogTerry Stop2015
Online Legal BlogArrest2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
State University of New York, Stony BrookPolitical Science and HistoryBachelors1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law ClubFuture Lawyers2015
BNICriminal and DUI Representation2012