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Leon Matchin

Criminal defense Attorney at Milltown, NJ

4.9   388 reviews

also known as Leon Matchin, Esq., Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC


Licensed for 20 years

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About Leon

Learn Leon’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Request and obtain discovery from the State for all criminal, drug and alcohol related offenses, review the discovery with the client, file all appropriate motions to suppress and or dismiss together with all appropriate objections to the State's evidence and case in chief and if necessary take the case to trial.

    21 years, 100 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    40%
    Request and obtain discovery from the State for all traffic related offenses such as driving while suspended, driving uninsured vehicle, speeding, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, passing a school bus, unlicensed driver, driving a vehicle while in possession of CDS, review the discovery with the client, and work out the best possible plea bargain arrangement with the prosecutor or take the case to trial.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Request and obtain discovery from the State for drunk driving and or refusal to submit to testing device, review the discovery with the client, file all appropriate motions to suppress and or dismiss together with all appropriate objections to the State's evidence and case in chief and if necessary take the case to trial.

    21 years, 100 cases

SUMMONED TO APPEAR IN COURT?

I always knew I would be an attorney. My uncle was a prosecutor and a successful defense attorney, 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 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, except of course represent clients in court. When I got my license to practice 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. At this point of my career I am a Certified Municipal Court Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 6 ...
Top Contributor 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
Top Contributor
2022 2021 2020 + 2 ...

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Licensed for 20 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/06/2022

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

Contact Leon

The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC
86 Washington Ave, Suite A
Milltown, NJ, 08850
By Appointment Only
50 U.S. 9
#202
Morganville, NJ, 07751
By Appointment Only
37 Robbinsville Allentown Rd
Robbinsville, NJ, 08691
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  388 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Leon received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Dave | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, Also really cares about his clients.
When my daughter needed a lawyer i found mr Matchin on this website. I called him i was upset because i wasn't sure as to what would happen to her. Right away he explained in detail what the possible outcomes could be. Then he explained his experience in my type of case. He calmed me down told me what his fee would be with no pressure at all. I hired him right away . When i hired him anytime i had a question he would always return the call. He really understood how worried i was about my daughter he made me feel like we were family. He told me he would do his best to get us the best possible outcome . No lies about what the outcome would be only that what the process will be. I will tell you in my case do to all the hard work and skill of mr Matchin we got the results we were hoping for. But i can honestly say that even if we did not get the results we wanted i believe no one would be able to. This is one of those times where i got really lucky to find such an amazing attorney. My advise to anyone that wants the best representation for yourself or family member. Then Mr Matchin is who you want. Thank you so much Leon i am very grateful for all you have done to help my daughter. Dave.
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Posted by Kyle | January 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I could ever hire
Leon has helped me on numerous occasions. First one was a hit and run case that got me 5 tickets. He was able to clear me of 3 out of the 5 tickets and cleared me of all points and ended up with a charge of paying only around $200. The second time I had a drug charge for carrying marijuana as well as a drug paraphernalia charge. The cop INITIALLY pulled me over for being on the phone and then smelled the marijuana and decided to search the car and they found it. After having a good experience with Leon the first time, I decided to go to straight to him. He was able to free me of all the drug charges and the paraphernalia charge and I ended up with only having to pay for the cell phone ticket which was $230 with no points. Leon is by far the best lawyer that I’ve dealt with and highly recommend him for anyone that needs help getting out of some serious trouble.
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Posted by Dk | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and responsive
My case was handled very well and helped to reduce points and guided thru trial
Posted by Daniel | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Resolved my ticket with a great outcome. The whole process was made simple and efficient. Would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket resolved quickly
I contacted Mr. Matchin regarding a traffic ticket which would have resulted in points on my license. Meghan answered my call; I apprised her of my situation, and within the hour, I received a response from Mr. Matchin. He asked me what my expectations were and was explained very clearly on how he thought the case should be handled. He (and Meghan) answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. In short, Mr. Matchin delivered big. Thank you Mr. Matchin for all your help!
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
Leon is the best at what he does, the whole process was easy because of his work and he is very knowledgeable and knows exactly how to approach the case he is given and I would highly recommend him to anyone I know !
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service, totally recommend him!
Got a great deal with my spending ticket facing around 7 license points and possible suspension. They managed to get me not points and no suspension for a reasonable fee. It was totally worth it hiring his service.
Posted by AK | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You!
Extremely grateful for your services. I'm writing this letter to say thank you for helping me with my case that happened in court room 12/05/2022. I really appreciate the amazing work you did for me throughout my case. Thank you for doing everything in your power to help me have a lesser charge on my ticket case which made me smile till this day. Also wanted to say thank you to your team and everyone. Thank you for your excellent work you did as my attorney. I know you have a lot of clients, so your prompt responses really meant a lot to me. I am so thankful for your service and professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
Mr. Matchin and his team did an excellent job in helping me resolve a ticket issued to me for careless driving (originally carrying two points). The ticket was downgraded to obstructing the passage of other vehicles (zero points), no surcharges, and a reduced fine.
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
"I would highly recommend Attorney Leon Matchin He and his staff are very friendly and professional. I was quite concerned about my case, Attorney Matchin took the time to explain everything to me and made me feel confident he could help me. Everything worked out great. I appreciate his personal and professional help." He's a great lawyer. If you have a bad case criminal case is the right guy for the job. If you feel down you email him he will respond to you to come you down. He works hard for me to be able to write my testimony today. I receive many lawyers who wrote me but my decision with him was the best. I have to say lawyers are not God but in court, it was a God sent to me. Five stars are not even enough to give him. He promises me everything will be great with the outcome. I trust his word now here I’m. I was so depressed from two 3rd degree cases, he dismiss my case one I plead guilty to with no jail or probation time. I couldn’t be asked for more All his reviews a true reviews cause he did what he promised he will deliver in court. Because of the review, I saw after my friend referred me to him I go online listened, and read all his reviews everything everyone said was the truth. What are you waiting for contact him now? About your criminal case, either traffic violation, DUI, etc is the right person. Please call him him he get right back @ you right away, to help with whatever questions you may have. Because of his great reviews I was able to make the best decision. And I’m very satisfied with all his decision in my decision also and I just want to thank Mr. Matchin for all his help and his team.
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Posted by Eddie | December 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic violations
Mr Matchin and staff did a great job and will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs legal advice and consultation on traffic issues.Due to the hard working of this lawyer, All six cases was dismissed except for one and with a mild penalty.thank you so much.
Posted by Igor | November 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic tickets
I express my deep gratitude to Mr. Leon Matchin and his team “Leon Matchin Law Offices LLC”. Mr. Leon, Meghan and Tatyana did an amazing job in my difficult case. They were very attentive to me and let me go through the whole procedure without stress. Mr. Leon Matchin did everything what he promised. I highly recommend!
Posted by Darius | November 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Master of his craft.
I had a cellphone ticket which Mr. Leon told me would work on bringing down. He worked very quickly to make sure it's dealt with in a timely manor and prevailed. I appreciate his effort as well as the rest of his teams effort in communicating the process with me.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Very professional. Communication was great throughout the process with Leon and his assistant Meghen. My family and I have been his clients for years, never disappoint us. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good
He did a great job getting my charge reduced. Very professional, good communication, would recommend.
Posted by Rushabh | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Driving on suspended
Really great attorney and office staff. I would definitely recommend Leon Matchin. I had driving on suspended for thr 4th time because of DWI, 100% chances to go in county jail for 2 months and about $3500 fine but Mr. Matchin lowered that ticket down to driving on expired license and no jail time neither further suspension of driving license and only $600 fine.
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Posted by dan | October 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars!
Due to an accident that I did not cause, I was given a ticket for careless driving. Leon Matchin got the penalty changed to a small fine with 0 points! Thank you !
Posted by Charles | October 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help with Traffic Fine
Great lawyer. Great price. Great value. Highest recommendation to anyone looking for legal help in the area.
Posted by Andrew | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated to your case
Mr. Matchin fought hard for me and advocated on my behalf for a traffic citation. He was able to broker a reasonable settlement by interfacing with the prosecutor and judge. I recommend him without reservation
Posted by Zachari | October 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Very professional, communication was great throughout the process. I would highly recommend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Law offices of Robert Diorio
  • 1999 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • State University of New York Stony Brook
  • 1998 - 1998

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Suny at Stoney Brook
  • Bachelors
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • DUI Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Results Count
  • Dismissed
  • Drug Charge Dismissed
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • South Jersey Legal Services (Private Attorney Involvement Program)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Federal Court Third Circuit
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Board Certified - Municipal Court Trial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2016
  • Featured Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Online Legal Blog
  • Arrest
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Club
  • Future Lawyers
  • 2015
  • BNI
  • Criminal and DUI Representation
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (20)
Endorse Leon
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Matchin is extremely dedicated to his clients, and will work endlessly on their behalf. Additionally, his knowledge and passion for municipal and criminal defense work is superior, making him a highly effective advocate."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leon is a tireless advocate, always thinking through the issues in order to help his defend his clients most effectively. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have dealt with Leon on several matters in my position as a municipal prosecutor. I have always found him to be knowledgeable, professional and gentleman. Leon is passionate in the defense of his clients and often obtains favorable results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When I was an Assistant Prosecutor, Leon Matchin was my adversary on several cases. He always worked very hard on behalf of his clients to secure them the best possible results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly effective and knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Matchin is a skilled, ethical, intelligent and talented lawyer. He knows all the ins and outs of the court system, and he knows how to get results for his clients. It is my pleasure and honor to endorse him"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leon's an incredibly knowledgeable and personable attorney. He knows his files inside and out and searches diligently for any and all legal and factual issues to the benefit of his client. When it comes to municipal court practice in New Jersey he is as well-known and experienced as they come. When I started doing municipal cases Leon was one of the people I would go to when I had a question. I recommend him very highly for all municipal court matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I give Leon a lot of credit. He graduated law school and immediately opened his own practice so he's fearless, and his business tactics carry over into his law practice. Leon is in multiple criminal courts on a daily basis, in the trenches fighting for his clients. He's not afraid to try cases and do what it takes to get the best results. He has a lot of experience handling felony cases throughout the State."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leon is a well respected member of the legal community. He is very knowledgeable, and always available for advice. I recommend this attorney, and fully endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Matchin for more than a year now, and am constantly impressed with his encyclopedic knowledge of the law, his courtroom presence, and his overall ability to provide his clients with exemplary representation. Leon has also become an attorney I look forward to seeing in court, as I know I will always have a friendly ear in him. I strongly endorse Leon Matchin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I give attorney Leon Matchin my strongest recommendation. Mr. Matchin was opposing defense counsel on a number of cases when I was serving as a prosecutor. Mr. Matchin was always very thorough, well prepared and exhausted all potential legal defenses. I was also very impressed by the dynamic between Mr. Matchin and his clients and could readily observe how much Mr. Matchin invested in each case and cared about each client. In short, I would rate Mr. Matchin a 10 out of 10 and give him my strongest recommendation."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For many years now, I have referred criminal and traffic matters to Mr. Matchin. He has been consistently reliable, communicates well and his knowledge of the local courts and judges shows he's a well seasoned practitioner. That type of advice has been invaluable to our practice. I have often turned to Leon for advice in areas of law outside of my own practice and he's always been informative and patient. If he cannot handle a particular case, he has always provided and recommended the names of other reliable attorneys. I endorse Mr. Matchin for his knowledge of the law, reliability, personal and professional demeanor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leon and I have worked on several cases together and I see him advocate for his clients on a regular basis. He is very thorough and professional and fights extremely hard to achieve the best possible results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leon, is a well respected member of the legal community. He understands the law and knows how to fight for his clients'. Leon is professional, knows his way around a courtroom and tells it like it is."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent aggressive attorney who always does a great job. You can't go wrong with Leon 'Magic Man' Matchin!""
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a prosecutor, I had cases with Mr. Matchin and I found him to be tough, knowledgeable, and extremely professional. He knows the law and every person in the Court system and Prosecutor’s office. He is an experienced criminal defense attorney who would be invaluable to any person charged with an offense from Municipal Court to Superior Court. I highly endorse Leon Matchin."
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Milltown Criminal defense Lawyer Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin
Criminal defense Attorney
Milltown, NJ
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation
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