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Matthew James Morrison

Criminal defense Attorney at Manassas, VA

4.1   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

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Matthew J. Morrison is a criminal defense attorney serving all of Northern Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Chapman University in Orange County, California and earned his Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. He has assisted clients in resolving a wide array of legal issues including Murder, Rape, Robbery, DWI, and Reckless Driving.

Before beginning his law career, Mr. Morrison served over a decade on Active Duty in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Infantry and as a Military Police Officer. He has been assigned to 1st and 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions, Infantry Training Battalion (West) as a Combat Instructor, and Headquarters Squadron, MCAS Pendleton as a Military Police Officer.

Mr. Morrison's current Marine Corps assignment is with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Mr. Morrison is an Associate with The Irving Law Firm, PC in Manassas, Virginia.


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The Irving Law Firm, P.C.
9001 Center Street
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Posted by Joel | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I used Mr. Morrison for a driving on a suspended I received. He provided top notch service and Acheived excellent results for my case. He exceeded my expectations with results achieved. I highly recommend using Matthew Morrison as your attorney. You won’t be disappointed! Thank you! Joel Unger
Posted by Nicholle | June 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazed the Job this Attorney Did for Me!!
Mr. Morrison represented me for a 3rd driving on suspended which came w Mandatory Jail time if found guilty. Using his negotiating skills He was offered to have me serve just 2 days of the mandatory 14 days. That I could do it on a scheduled weekend so I could plan for it. When I explained my situation w my clearance in regards to my job he immediately stuck by me and my wishes and continued the case to get a better angle. Well we came back and He got the whole thing dismissed!!! That's right, & That's Crazy, because I was driving w/out a license. This Guy can Negotiate like nothing I have ever seen. I am so impressed, I can't say enough. If you need an Attorney on your Side, that will fight for you, or Negotiate for you, this is your Guy!
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Posted by Robert | November 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I contacted Matthew's practice to help me out with a traffic citation. They quickly took my information and within the next 24 hours he contacted me to start setting things up. Matthew stayed in regular contact with me throughout the entire process and kept me knowledgeable about what needed to be done and what I could expect for an outcome. The end result was exactly what he informed me it would likely be at the outset. Matthew is a great lawyer that knows his craft, give you realistic expectations of the outcome of your case, and work hard for you to insure those expectation are met. Look for him if you ever have problems with traffic law in Fairfax County.
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Posted by Joanna | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I was very pleased with the representation I received from Mr. Morrison. He was very professional and helpful. I was able to get my charge ammended.
Posted by Larry | October 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Great Guy!
I had Matt represent me in an expungement for a littering charge which had been dismissed but I wanted it off my record completely. He walked me through the process and kept me informed all the way. Day of court was a breeze. Wasn't in front of judge 30 seconds. And he made sure all was smooth sailing before we even got up in front of the judge. Matt is a very nice guy, personable, laid back but professional and knowledgable. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Extremely pleased
I had a rental dispute a little while ago and felt that I could take care of the situation and courts on my own. A Co-worker advised me to get a lawyer which I was very apprehensive about because I had never needed the service of one before and felt I could handle it on my own. I asked around to some of my associates and They advised me to get in contact with Matthew Morrison because he has a stellar reputation in the area I needed help. I am extremely happy that I listened to their advice as he was very personable and knowledgeable. He pointed out mistakes that I made in in my situation and the best way to correct them, saving me thousands of dollars. I will definitely be seeking him out if I need another lawyer at anytime.
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Posted by Mary | April 15, 2016
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Highly Recommend Mr. Morriosn
Mr. Morrison is an exceptional attorney. I am very pleased with Mr. Morrison and the great advice and guidance he provided to my divorce. If you want an attorney that will go out of his way for your case, he's the person to go to. I highly recommend Mr. Morrison, without him I would of been completely lost and overwhelmed.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Zero stars should be an option LAZY!
Horrible attorney he is lazy! Waits until day of court to review your file. He is unresponsive. expects you to lead him in defending your case in court as if you went to law school. He has no people skills will just repeat “oh yea I like to win” over and over again. All talk no action attorney. I have dealt with numerous lawyers and this one right here makes you question the whole entire process of becoming a lawyer. I knew more then he did. He’s also not respected by prosecutors or judge they play with him in court like a child. I have seen public defenders do excellent jobs for free. I’m looking to file a complaint with the board regarding his behavior. He is a no go! Do not waste your time and he plays on fear tells you bs that’s completely not true. So educate yourself look up laws online he taught me not to ever put your own freedom in anyone’s hands because they will screw u if they are not about standing by you. Oh and his whole entire office is a joke I skipped over to another lawyer and when I tell you results in three weeks that this guy couldn’t provide in 3 months. Literally couldn’t stand him he won’t even greet you in court he treats you like he’s prosecution. But he’s literally a big annoying joke. I never take the time out to write reviews but felt the need because this experience was a jaw dropper. I don’t know how in the world he got a license and my case was so small. He needs to study for that bar exam over again!
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Posted by Sean | November 19, 2018
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Matt hurt my feelings on purpose
He treated me the way a deputy treats a prisoner. I'm going to begin by saying I have sustained a lot of injury to my brain and am not smart. My car was hijacked with me in the passenger seat, and the hijackers OD'ed (but were still breathing despite being catatonic). An onlooker called the police and I was charged for possessing their drugs even though there were still two bags of drugs in my car when I got it back, meaning the floormats and glove compartment had not been searched by the police, who reported that all bags of drugs were found in the pocket in the passenger seat where I was sitting, when that wasn't the case. The wife of the man who kidnapped me must have put all the evidence there while the police thought she was unresponsive, because she was waking up as the police arrived and made me get out of the car first, leaving her alone in the car for a minute. The police also "lost" $300 of my stuff including, literally, the key to the car. Matt told me I was not telling the truth and refused to join any line of conversation that wasn't about him irrefutably calling all of the shots----throughout his entire lifetime----always and forever the biggest diva ever to strut about the crust of the earth. He said that he tells all his clients to write on a fresh sheet of paper that they would like him to submit a guilty plea: meaning he systematically tells all his clients that they are lying to him and actually are criminals regardless of their innocence or guilt. He's been in Manassas for years and had just been a police officer here for a decade, and then a lawyer for around the same amount of time but he implied that he didn't know the officer who arrested me who is not a newbie, and would ostensibly know Matt if they worked for years in the same place. I just don't see any redemption for Matt. Lying makes things inconvenient for others in your community, but to use lying to make others decide out of terror to also lie is the definition of a criminal in my book--someone who needs to be put away indefinitely. Imagine hiring a lawyer and when you go over the case he points fingers at you for crimes that were done against you, he wont respond to anything other than "Tell the judge I'm guilty", he repeats himself a thousand times about how his experience is the end-all-be-all of subjectivities and that the whole time every planet has been revolving around him he's "never" seen a case where someone claimed to be innocent. Yeah right. I was arrested for possessing drugs that I don't know how imbibe in, and to be honest Matt made me want to fatally OD on drugs even though I'm too scared to use a syringe. To rephrase it to make this statement completely impartial, Matt thinks highly of himself and I would like to bring death upon myself as a result of his actions toward me. People get put to death in this state, and then there's people like Matthew James Morrison. Who's ready to drive to their hearing with Matt as their lawyer? Hey, I'm unfortunately still alive to tell the tale: I dare you to hire Matt, and find out whether you'll go over the case with him at his office or soil your pants before making it through all the way. I do this with all my clients. Write down on a piece of paper that you would like to have Matt be your lawyer and then sign it. Potentially I could find you to contain a shred of sanity otherwise. This is a lawyer who for absolutely no reason tells you he called you multiple times when he didn't and you have the same phone number as always. Seriously--and he didn't even inform me of the reason why he called--he just wanted me to feel like I was in the wrong so that what he had made me do would line up with him making me feel like I was in the wrong for not answering his calls. I have brain damage, ok? I'm not smart. Matt, though? He's some kind of mastermind.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • The Irving Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Staff Sergeant
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Naum Estevez, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Whitestone Young, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2015
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  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Chapman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Grand Larceny & Possession of Burglary Tools
  • Dismiss Burglary Tools and reduce Grand Larceny to Petty Larceny
  • Rape
  • Not guilty


  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • US Marine Corps
  • 2012
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • US Marine Corps
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (33)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a great attorney and an even better guy. Since my first day in the field as a practicing attorney when I met him, he has been more than willing to answer any questions I may have, give me advice, and help out with whatever maybe needed. Consider him a mentor and a friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a highly skilled attorney that I would recommend to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer. He knows the law, knows how to spot issues, and is always seeking the best possible outcome for his clients. He is a wealth of information and always has ideas on how to tackle a new case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for several years. He is an intelligent and hard working attorney. I trust him and I endorse his handling of criminal defense and other sensitive legal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for 6 years. He is a brilliant and dedicated lawyer who always works hard for his clients. Matt's dedication to his Country as a Marine is the foundation of his dedication to his clients as an attorney. I could think of no better lawyer in the area than Matt, he has my strongest endorsement."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Morrison is a passionate and motivated attorney. He works hard to ensure his clients are well-informed and understand all of their options in each and every one of their cases. He is well-respected by his peers and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Mr. Morrison to anyone seeking counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Morrison takes his time with each and every one of his clients - and has a pure passion for the law. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. A real asset to the legal community in Virginia."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Morrison is what I would consider to be a rising star in the legal community. This attorney provides consistently on point guidance for both potential clients and other members of the legal profession. His involvement with the legal community and his consistent advice make him an excellent choice for people in or around Alexandria."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Morrison and through our discussions, I know he is dedicated to his clients' interests and cases. Integrity is one of the most important qualities to consider when retaining an attorney, and there should be no doubt that Mr. Morrison possesses it. I would particularly draw prospective clients' attention to his extensive knowledge of and effective advocacy in criminal defense matters. I strongly recommend Mr. Morrison to any prospective clients considering retaining him. A legal consultation with him would be worthwhile."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can confidently endorse Mr. Morrison as an exceptionally qualified, talented, competent legal advocate."
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