4.0 stars 4 totalReview Heather Mattes
Posted by anonymous
I would not recommend this attorney to defend you. She is a former Assistant DA. In our case, she was professional and helpful in her office before we paid her $2500 non refundable retainer. She said that she would bill her time at $350/ hour against the retainer. When we arrived in court 1 week later, she said my daughter had to plead to one of the lesser charges, even though she had told us in her office that the whole case against my daughter was BS. When we argued that we wanted all of the charges dismissed, she became defensive and combative and said "dont tell me how to do my job".
The plaintant did not arrive, and the judge dismissed all charges.
In short, this attorney was unprofessional and defensive. I do not recommend her.
Posted by JB
Heather's experience shines through in a court room. She seems to know everyone there and what their role is. At times seemed to direct them a bit when they seemed a little confused or in need of help. Even seemed to know their job better than they did (she likely had been in their role in the past). She knew every step before it happened. Her preperation was right on. She works very hard, thinks fast and gets results. If she doesn't get the results she wants the first time, she will not give up until she does. I have no idea how, but she does get unbelievable results. She is smart, sharp as a tack and tough as nails. On top of it I truly feel she is a really good person who will do the right thing and really fight for you....and win. Things were not going well for me and I was temporarily in a bad way due to certain circumstances in my life. It seemed I wasn't going to get any breaks from the courts. Heather worked hard and got me the break I needed to pull my life together and headed in a much better direction. She has no idea what a difference she has made in my life. Even when I told her she was very, very modest about it (well she is very professional and maybe she just being her professional self). I am very greatful for what she has done for me and fortunate that she was referred to me. She is truly an amazing attorney. There would never be a reason to contact any other lawyer. Obviously I would recommend ger to anyone who needs results. Thank you Heather!
Posted by CK
Heather is very honest, intelligent, straight - forward, caring and knowledgeable. My son was involved in multiple systems and Heather has exceptional talent in dealing with mental health/special education and criminal justice. I met her years ago on a professional level, and when my son got into trouble she was the first person who came to mind. She is fabulous!
Posted by anonymous
Heather is very thorough and always honest about possible outcomes. I would use her again if needed