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Matthew G Kaiser

also known as Matt Kaiser

About me

Matt Kaiser has represented hundreds of clients through some of the
most difficult times in their lives. Matt has represented corporate
executives and folks living on the streets. He has represented large
corporations in sophisticated civil cases, and individuals in less
complicated matters.


He has defended people accused of almost every kind of federal
crime including tax evasion, bribery, fraud, drug dealing, arson,
weapons charges, and violating export controls. Matt has helped people
with trials, appeals, and post conviction petitions, and he has
represented people and corporations in both state and federal courts.

Matt Kaiser is a magna cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the
Senior Articles Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. Immediately
following graduation, he clerked for The Honorable Catherine C. Blake
on the United States District Court for the District
of Maryland.
He was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Office of the
Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. He has been an
attorney at two major law firms in the District of Columbia - Williams
& Connolly LLP and Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. Matt graduated Phi Beta
Kappa and with departmental honors from The
College of Wooster, and holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy from
Tulane University.

Matt has written on a number of topics in criminal law and
procedure. His publications have appeared in the Legal Times, The
National Law Journal, and The Georgetown Law Journal. He is a member of
the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, an invitation-only
professional organization devoted to white collar criminal practice.

Matt is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., the
United States District Courts in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and in
the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


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Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 70%
  2. Litigation: 30%
    13 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Joseph Dischley

    Matt Kaiser is one of the most impressive lawyers that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. His attention to detail coupled with his superior intellect puts him in the top tier of legal powerhouses in the US. Matt has a keen ability to relate to his clients and anticipate the jury's reactions to the issues. He cares about the client, the case, and most importantly, will work tirelessly to produce the needed result. In my book, hands down, one of the best lawyers in practice today.


    David Dischley DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kristin Alden

    Matt is fellow attorney who I have come to know and am proud to endorse. He has a broad base of legal expertise, is conscientious to detail and handles each client with the dignity that is often overlooked in the legal process. Matt has an outstanding and deserved reputation as an attorney with excellent credentials. He adheres to a high regard to ethics and excellence and is noted as such by the Bar and the Courts.


    Kristin Alden Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

KaiserDillon PLLC

1401 K Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20005


DCActive 200407/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A.V. RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
100 Best Law Related Blogs of 2011ABA Law Journal2011
Order of the CoifNational Order of the Coif2002
Magna Cum LaudeGeorgetown University Law Center2002
CALI Award for Excellence - Advanced Criminal ProcedureCALIN/A
CALI Award for Excellence - Legal JusticeCALIN/A
CALI Award for Excellence - Employment DiscriminationCALIN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGeorgetown Univ. Law Center2013 - Present
Founding PartnerKaiserDillon PLLC2009 - Present
N/AZuckerman Spaeder LLP2007 - 2009
Assistant Federal Public DefenderOffice of the Federal Public Defender2005 - 2007
N/AWilliams & Connolly2003 - 2004
Law ClerkUnited States District Court2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarSecretary of the Board of Governers2014 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember of the Board of Governors2011 - Present
DC Board on Professional ResponsibilityAlternate Hearing Committee Member2011 - Present
Fourth Circuit Judicial ConferencePermanent Member2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionPretrial Release Task Force Member2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Edward Bennett Williams Inn of CourtN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. A.M.Charges Dismissed
United States v. D.P.Jury Verdict of Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tulsa WorldThe First Amendment protects Sigma Alpha Epsilon too2015
The Philadelphia InquirerDue process must be part of sex-assault policy2015
The Wall Street JournalThe White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault2014
Time MagazineSome Rules About Consent Are ‘Unfair to Male Students’2014
The Boston HeraldCollege ‘courts’ flunk fairness test2014
U-T San DiegoCalifornia Bill won’t solve sexual assault problems on campus2014
The Baltimore SunA Minimum of Reform2013
National Law JournalFederal Prosecutions, Inspired by Caligula2013
The Federal Criminal Appeals BlogThe Federal Criminal Appeals Blog2011
The Legal Times"Their Guiding Light: Federal Judges Still Follow the Guidelines"2008
The National Law Journal"Lab Technicians, Too"2008
Georgetown Law JournalPreliminary Procedings2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Tulane UniversityPhilosophyMA - Masters1996
College of WoosterPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Advocacy Skills2014
CFO PlaybookWhy You Need Independent Counsel2013
The Lavar Arrington Show with Chad DukesWeapons Charges Against Gilbert Arenas2010
NCAPA Hot Topics SeriesFederal Criminal Procedure2010
Online CLEFederal Criminal ProcedureN/A