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Matthew Evan Bennett

Criminal defense Attorney at Silver Spring, MD

4.9   74 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1996
    Status
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If your freedoms and future hinge on the outcome of a criminal case, you need the help of an experienced defense lawyer who will explore every avenue to protect your rights.

Silver Spring, Maryland, lawyer Matthew E. Bennett offers his own unique brand of assertive legal leadership in case after case — during pre-trial negotiations, in the courtroom and during complex personal injury litigation.

Matthew E. Bennett has offered unmatched strategies, skills and results to criminal defense clients and personal injury victims for almost 19 years. He provides sound counsel and solid support throughout the legal process. Regardless of your situation, he always puts you — the client — first.

The best way to clearly understand your rights and options is to contact Matthew E. 

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Location

The Law Office of Matthew E. Bennett
Ste 701
8720 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD, 20910

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  74 customer reviews
Posted by Steven | September 22, 2023
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A lawyer you can trust
Matthew Bennett took on a DUI case for me where I was wrongfully accused of driving while intoxicated and he did not disappoint! I was being accused of a DUI/DWI by Montgomery County PD after a near death hit and run accident and decided to take it to trial as the state attempted to give me a plea deal for a crime I did not commit. Matthew walked in that court room and completely dominated it! ALL charges were dropped thanks to Matt’s brilliant legal skills! If you need a great criminal lawyer who will fight for your right, Matt’s your guy!!
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Posted by Kimberly | September 6, 2023
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Highly recommended
Top notch criminal defense attorney. Highly recommend him when it comes to any criminal case you have. Matt will fight for your rights and get you results. He is someone who truly cares for his clients. Referred someone to him and he was able to get all charges dropped at trial. Retain him and trust the process.
Posted by Kevin | May 21, 2023
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The best around
Matthew was an outstanding attorney, was professional throughout my time working with him, and helped me through a very difficult period. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need.
Posted by Valery | March 10, 2023
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OUTSTANDING MASTERY AND DELIVERY OF THE LAW
I have had cases, dealt with multiple lawyers, but never have I worked with a lawyers whose mastery, execution and delivery of the law is flawless. After having offered the state attorneys and State police officers a change to safe face and take a plea deal we proposed, they braggadociously declined. They demanded we go on trial. They wanted the false DUI to stick. Like Badman saving Gotham, he completely humiliated the prosecutors and police officer. Within a few minutes of cross examing the officer , the judge had heard enough of thier buffoonery and dismissed the whole case.. With a firm smile, he looked at me and said "I gave them a chance, I warned them"
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2023
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Top Tier
Very tough Top Tier lawyer! he will get you through any of your troubles. I was very pleased and appreciative working with him he is the real deal and not someone to play with especially during court he will make you feel at ease while he handles and does his work.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2022
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A-Great Lawyer of Integrity.Honesty,and Professionalism
Mr. Bennett was recommended to me from a lawyer whom I had previously contacted about my case. At the time my case was scheduled for court, he would not be available but he recommended Attorney Matthew Bennett. I am so thankful and grateful that (Matthew Bennett ), was the lawyer that I was suppose to have to represent me in court. Unfortunately, I was caught speeding one morning and the officer stated I was driving 60 and 61 miles in a 35 miles zone and was given (2) tickets by the officer, one of which was considered “reckless” driving and possibly 6 points. I am a safe driver at all times and had no points or any run in with an officer about driving in-over 25 + years, so I was very upset and a nervous wreck. However, when I contacted Attorney Bennett and explained my situation, my conversation with him during that first phone call gave me the assurance that everything was going to work out ok and he did take my case. He scheduled an appointment which I kept and after meeting with him I really felt like he had my best interest at heart and would do every thing within his power to win my case and with no points. He kept me informed at all times and basically reassured me that everything was going to work out, it did. We went to court, he won my case and no points. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Bennett if you are really looking for an honest lawyer with Integrity and trustworthy, Matthew Bennett is the one. Thank you sooooooooo much for your patience and professional service you showed me. If I need a lawyer in the future, Attorney Bennett would be the one I would call. Ms. Joyce
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Posted by Perrin | June 30, 2022
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Perrin Raymond
Matthew Benitt is a phenomenal attorney. I hired him twice, and without fail he exceeded my expectations highly, even through difficult situations. Matthew knows what he is doing without a doubt. I recommended him to one of my colleagues, and again, exceeds expectations. Thank you.
Posted by Janet | June 18, 2022
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Compassionate, Professional, Effective
Unfortunately, I had been involved in two separate cases. (At two different times) I was scared and desperate for help. Someone had referred Mr. Bennett so I made plans to meet. The first time I met with him, he reviewed my case and decided to take it on. He worked hard and kept me informed. He was flexible with his time and always took initiative. I didn’t have to chase him around asking for updates. He’s very hands on without expecting any staff or other persons to do his work. He was realistic and prepared me enough to confidently walk in to fight my case. Once we went to court for the first incident, we won! He got the charges dropped! Next, my offense was more serious and was going to be an uphill battle. (I was facing jail time) I was dealing with not only the courts but the MVA as well. Again, when I went back to him he agreed and he began working on my case. First, I had to go before the MVA judge. The judge ruled I would have to participate in the interlock program for a year or I couldn’t drive. After talking with Mr. Bennett, he agreed we could appeal the decision since we had enough evidence to challenge it. After his hard work, he managed to get me off the interlock program after only 5 months instead of 12! Now we prepared for court and due to Covid we did not get a court date until 18 months after the incident. (He worked on my case the entire 18 months too!) I was petrified I may have to go to jail. Well, he got the major charge dropped. I willingly plead guilty to a lesser offense and did not receive jail time! I was elated and so grateful. I can’t say enough to relay my appreciation. He is capable, considerate and works hard for you. 5 stars all the way!
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2022
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TOP-NOTCH CIVIL LAWYER
I was involved in an incident in which I was very seriously injured. The facts of the case made it very difficult to win. Nevertheless, Mr. Bennett was able to get a SUBSTANTIAL settlement for me. We spoke often about the case and he regularly gave me updates. I saw firsthand how hard he fought for me. He is extremely smart and well-versed in the law and he has great communication skills with everyone, including me, opposing counsel and the judge. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Bennett as a lawyer.
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Posted by Florence | January 29, 2022
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Best Lawyer
As a honest person with integrity who worked hard through out life to have a good reputation and be reliable, when the police came at my door alleging that I was a criminal, yelling at the corridor to the point that neighbors would come to check what was going on, I was totally caught by surprise. It was outrageous. I was shocked. First, because the police officer alleged that I stole my own medical file from the doctors office. I will refer her as Dr. F. My present physician, Dr. S. had requested Dr. F. for my files three times, Dr. F. fail to send Dr. S. In May 2019, I had signed and sent by Certified Mail, a release form of my files to me and Dr. F. did not send anything. Had she done her job properly this whole situation would not have happened. Finding myself in a situation that I had to seek a lawyer's help to clear my name, I had initially hired Mr. M. who instead of making me comfortable, made me more stressed and clearly he was charging a much higher price for something that could have been taken care easily, alleging and even inventing possible results. I felt the need to seek for another lawyer. My daughter was the one who found Mr. Matthew Bennet. From my first conversation on the phone to the invitation for a free consultation in his office, Mr. Bennet showed to be a very honest and reliable lawyer. The was very knowledgeable and clear about my case. While the other lawyer wanted my case to go to the court for him to be able to charge more. Mr. Bennet said it was not a case for the court, but he would sent all the documents added to the receipt from my previous doctor stating that she was going to revoke the charges and made me feel that I was been taken care of. Mr. Bennet kept me informed of each step and my case did not become a nightmare, but dismissed and my name cleared. I can be me again. I recommend Mr. Bennet to whoever needs a criminal lawyer. He is a rare pearl who still lives with honesty and integrity and really cares about the clients.
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Posted by Kenneth | January 8, 2021
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He was very focused and detailed oriented..He does his follow up and makes sure you understand what he was doing... Excellent lawyer.
Posted by Jeremy | January 4, 2021
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Kind, patient, hardworking, honest. Would absolutely reccomend.
I hired Matthew based on his already positive reviews. I was not disappointed. Matthew took my case seriously and worked diligently until we got the outcome we needed. Even during the COVID pandemic Matthew was great at staying in contact and following up. Will absolutely use him again if needed.
Posted by Derrick | December 21, 2020
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The Best of the best!!!
Matthew is the best attorney! He exceeded my expectations and resolved my personal injury case. I’m super grateful for the communication he has earned my trust as a client and as a friend.
Posted by Meghan | December 7, 2020
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Great lawyer to represent you!
I have had a very good experiencing working with Matt on my case. He is very patient and understanding of my needs, and he listens very well to any extra concerns I might have with anything. I have already refereed him to a couple of my friends in need of a great lawyer. If I ever run into trouble again or I am need of someone to represent me that I trust, I will always choose Matt Bennette.
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Posted by Mitchell | May 21, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
I was the victim of a bad car accident & Mr. Bennett provided excellent counsel & guidance to me, aggressively pursued my case & ultimately, he was able to bring about a great settlement result & maximize the amount of my recovery. Matthew is easy to work with, diligent, good-natured & sharp & he is a great advocate to have on your team. Matthew has also effectively represented freinds & family members of mine as a criminal defense & contract attorney & they were very pleased with his work. I would highly recommend him for your legal needs!
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Posted by Damond | May 17, 2020
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Thank you very much Matthew Bennett. More than an attorney.
Thank You so much Matt (Mr. Bennett) for all of your good work on my case. I’m very pleased with the outcome. I’m especially impressed with your professionalism and due diligence in handling my case. I can’t say enough about you and your team. I’m grateful for you. I recommend you as an Attorney any day of the week. Should I need you again, I know I am in good hands. Thanks again, your client and friend Damond M. Young. Send my best. regards to Gary. I will see you soon. More Thanks.
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Posted by David | May 7, 2020
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Suspended/Possibly Revoked License
Thanks to Matt, I’m going to be able to get back on the road again. It has been almost 5 years since I have been able to drive legally. I had tickets in multiple different jurisdictions in different states and counties, and it was impossible to consolidate the total cost or even get the information on what the cost was on my own. Matt helped me with this. Now I will be able to drive again which is great because I have twins on the way and this is critical for me!
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Posted by Roman Mk | February 20, 2020
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Excellent DUI and DWI, Criminal defense, Personal injury Lawyer.
Very nice guy, very responsive and great guy. He helped me a lot with my speeding court and he helped me to keep my job since I work with the automotive industry. Would highly recommend Mr. Bennett.
Posted by Dominique | February 13, 2020
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Thank you!
Mr. Bennett is an excellent attorney. I felt confident with him handling all the details of my case. He was honest, fair, and kept me updated along every step of the process. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Henry | January 31, 2020
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Great mustache
If you have a security clearance job and find yourself in trouble and don't know what to do or where to go look no further because the answer is right here. Mr. Matthew is very knowledgeable at his profession and will restore your high BP back to normal if you listen to him and work according to his instructions. I feel like writing a whole pamphlet off my great and professional experience with him to be honest. Words of gratitude are not enough to express how i feel inside. Thanks to his relentless effort my military career is safe and i can go about life normally again like any other. Talking about charges... wheeewww. I thought i was going to be charged not just and arm and a leg but a whole body for his services but belief you me when i say i did hit a jackpot on that one. He is very flexible about the payments as well so worry not for he will work with you on that. Thank you for saving my career, my life and family's source of bread.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office Of Matthew E. Bennett
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Futrovsky, Nitkin & Scherr, Chartered
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Professor of Law
  • Concordia International University, Estonia
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of of Matthew E. Bennett
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Baltimore City Circuit Court
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Bennett & Albright, PA
  • 1996 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Montgomery County Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Publications

  • The Rules of Evidence: A Pracitcal Toolkit by National Business Institute
  • The "Big Six" Admissibility Questions of Evidence
  • 2014
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit by National Business Institute
  • Understanding Hearsay
  • 2014
  • Handling the Police Liability Claim by NBI
  • State Law Overview
  • 2011
  • Handling the Police Liability Claim by NBI
  • Common Liability Issues
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit
  • Evidence
  • 2014
  • Handling the Police Liability Claim
  • Police Misconduct Litigation
  • 2013
  • Handling the Police Liability Claim
  • Police Misconduct Litigation
  • 2011
  • A.M. Law Seminar
  • Police Misconduct Litigation
  • 2009
  • The Juvenile and the Law
  • The Juvenile and the Law
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt Bennett brings a dedication and commitment to his work that few lawyers share. His desire for the best outcome for his clients makes him an excellent choice for an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known this attorney for nearly 10 years. Top-notch litigator. Extremely intelligent Lawyer. Whether it be criminal or civil litigation I endorse this attorney for his ability in the courtroom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.He fights hard and works to achieve the best result possible for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt is an excellent advocate for his client while maintaining a professional demeanor with opposing counsel. He's one of the first people I call when I have an issue in Maryland. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is always ready to go above and beyond expectations to help his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is always fighting hard for his clients. I know that he has earned very large settlements for his clients. He knows the system well, and gets great results. I highly recommend this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bennett is an exemplary attorney. I would refer anyone and everyone to him on a regular basis. Despite the fact that I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for over 24 years, I continue to learn from him daily from his Avvo posts. I would recommend that you hire him in an instant."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bennett is an exceptional attorney who understands the nuances of the law and the system. He has provided me guidance on questions I have had and taught a continuing education class that I attended. I endorse Mr. Bennett without reservation."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a wonderful lawyer and is widely admired in our legal community. The important qualities that Matthew possesses include, excellent command of the law, true versatility and commitment to working tirelessly on behalf of clients. And just as importantly, these qualities are maintained while at the same time always retaining absolute integrity."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of working for Mr. Bennett as a law clerk before I became an attorney. He is a brilliant attorney and a tireless advocate. I would eagerly recommend him to anyone seeking representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Matthew Bennett for 15 years as a law school colleague, a source of wisdom on certain civil rights matters and on one occasion as a very well-organized, persuasive advocate for a counterparty of my client in litigation in Montgomery County. I have also been pleased to refer work outside my skill set to his professional care on several occasions. I have the highest respect for Mr. Bennett's professionalism, legal acumen and trial skill set. I am glad to be a solo and NOT to have a law partner, but if I had a law partner I would wish her or him to be like Matt Bennett. Very highly endorsed."
General practice Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Bennett can best be described is one word - Brilliant! Matt comes from a highly respected and revered attorney dynasty. Every law student and lawyer is familiar with the name "Bennett". Matt has forged his own reputation as a proven litigator with fantastic jury verdicts from incredibly complex cases. Gary Gerstenfield"
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Silver Spring Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Evan Bennett
Matthew Evan Bennett
Criminal defense Attorney
Silver Spring, MD
Licensed for 27 years
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