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Matt Clay Pinsker

Criminal defense Attorney at Glen Allen, VA

4.9   198 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active (Not in Good Standing) Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details

About Matt

Learn Matt’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Handling all crimes in state and federal courts including traffic, violent, white-collar, drugs, and more.

  2. DUI and DWI
    24%
    Thorough, skilled, and knowledgeable about proper procedure in suspected drunk driving cases.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    24%
    Have handled thousands of cases in traffic courts, with an excellent record on speeding and reckless driving cases

  4. Expungement
    2%
    Wiping clean your record to help you move on in life for getting a job, housing, loan, or more.

DISCLAIMER: Matt is not currently authorized to practice law, so for legal assistance, please contact his trusted colleague, criminal defense attorney William Stanton. His contact information is the same as Matt Pinsker's.  

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Location

Matt C. Pinsker
4932 Dominion Blvd
Glen Allen, VA, 23060

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  198 customer reviews
Posted by Jim | September 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt and his team are the absolute best.
My wife was cited for speeding in Henrico county and charged with Reckless driving. I started doing some research because of the severity of the reckless driving charge and all of Matt's reviews seemed to point me his way. From the first call that I had with Matt I knew I made the right choice, he was extremely courteous and fully explained all of the possible outcomes as well as his expectations based on the information that I provided to him. All of the correspondences leading up to the date of trial were handled very promptly and any questions we had were immediately addressed. The day of the trial came and Matt reached out to us as soon as the trial concluded to put our minds at ease and inform us that exactly as predicted he was able to get the charges dismissed upon payment of the court fees and completion of a driving course. Again I can not thank Matt and his team enough, if you find yourself facing a similar situation don't hesitate to retain him to handle your case for you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and Patient
Matt was always there every step of the way. He was patient, he listened and really helped to calm me down during such a terrible time. I highly recommend him for any needs.
Posted by Lindsay | April 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and professional
Mr. Pinsker was very helpful and professional. He is knowledgeable and hardworking. The moment I met him I felt confident that I was in good hands. I am very appreciative of his compassion and commitment to representing and helping me as his client.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend
Mr Pinsker represented my daughter for 2 misdemeanors and 1 felony. The police, specifically henrico county police, did a lousy job investigating the situation which lead to her arrest. If it wasn’t for Matt fighting to get the evidence needed my daughter would have been in a lot of trouble. He was able to argue her case and turn the judge around. He is a very caring attorney who will fight hard for you! I highly recommend him!
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Posted by N/A | May 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Very pleased with Matt C. Pinsker work!!! He came through for me in a timely fashion!!! Thank You Again!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Matt and Charles were very helpful in my ticket I got. They got the results I was looking for. I would recommend them 100 percent. Being from NC I was nervous about getting a lawyer but I would use Pinsker Law again.
Posted by Ellie Rae | January 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing traffic court Lawyer
I have used him for traffic court in multiple instances, at least 3 different times. He’s always super helpful and definitely is a great lawyer to have. I’ve always had better outcomes with him. He is very personable and is very easy and reliable to get in touch with. I’ve never had an issue communicating with him. He is very known around Richmond in court this week personally the judge knew him when he was first starting out so he is a Richmond local! (Assuming) I hired him last minute for my court case this week. He was able to make it, get the charge dropped down, and all do that with only a few days notice. He’s truly a great guy! 10/10 best lawyer in Richmond
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Attorney Pinsker did a great job representing my son who received two speeding tickets within a 30 day time frame. Was able to get both changed to "non-moving violation" offenses which don't carry points. He was very responsive and professional.
Posted by Joshua | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Found Mr Pinsker through a website called Off The Record. He contacted my not long after me submitting my info to website. He consulted with me for about 20-30 minutes getting the details of what happened. I had gotten a speeding ticket from an unmarked police car that had paced me going over 20mph over the speed limit on a bridge crossing jurisdictions. The ticket was written as a speeding ticket even though the cop could have written it as a wreckless driving. Mr Pinsker was confident that with the circumstances he could get it reduced or dropped and I'm happy to say he got it dismissed. Very professional and easy to talk to attorney.
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Posted by Mohammad | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
A very good and responsible person. I highly recommend it for all of you guys.
Posted by Eddie | October 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT SERVICE
I contacted attorney Pensker due to a traffic accident and he Advised/ Helped me through this legal matter,with Excellent Legal Results.
Posted by Syed | October 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I had hired this great attorney more than once and he is excellent at his job . He has proven it with the positive results. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for any legal help in traffic related solicitations.
Posted by Eleanor | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defense for me
I was on my way home the day after Thanksgiving last year and wrecked my car on I-64, taking out about 50' of guardrail. To say I was scared was an understatement. I was not hurt but I was alone and that in itself is daunting. The next 24 hrs were a blur but I finally made it back home to Cincinnati the next day. I know I needed an attorney and I relied on the internet. I was very fortunate and found Matt. I did make one call to an attorney that was a joke...a rip-off. Matt was my 2nd call and I knew I struck gold. Not only was he nice and pleasant to talk to, he helped me through this nightmare and did it fairly. Matt Pinsker was truly professional, thorough and my shining star. I would not hesitate to recommend Matt to anyone.
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Posted by Pat | September 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving
I was given a reckless driving ticket in March 2020 while traveling through Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Given the unique situation of the pandemic, I was not able to travel back to VA to appear in court. I contacted Matt Pinsker of Pinsker Law. I am so grateful for Matt representing me and being an advocate during this most difficult time. I want thank Matt for his help and I am happy with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend Pinsker Law to anyone in need of a sound lawyer.
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Posted by Ryan | August 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Mr. Pinsker did a great job helping me get my traffic ticket lowered so I wouldn't have any points on my licence.
Posted by Gregory | July 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
Mr. Pinsker was able to dismiss my traffic court summons! Even during the pandemic he was on top things and always kept me in the loop. Thanks!
Posted by Adam | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt will take care of you!
Matt will take care of you! He gave me upfront realistic expectations of the outcome of my case. He walked me step by step of everthing I needed to do before and after my court hearing. Communication with him was very clear and timely. His expertise and professionalism resulted in my case being dismissed! I Highly recommend him!
Posted by Jeanette | July 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very thankful
Mr. Pinsker was easy to talk to and he took care of my problem with ease.I would be very honored to recommend this firm to family members as well as friends. My case was handled in a timely manner and my results were great. Thank You
Posted by Shannon | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
Mr. Pinsker was hired to handle a traffic ticket incident for me. I didn’t have to appear in court which meant no time loss from work. He handled the case very well and I am thankful to Mr. Pinsker for representing my interests. He also calmed my fears of what the outcome would be. Thank you Mr. Pinsker
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Matt made the whole process of dealing with a speeding ticket seamless. He took care of everything and kept us informed throughout the whole process.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Suspension issued in VA, 2023
updated on 01/26/2024

This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Matt C. Pinsker, Attorney at Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Special Prosecutor
  • US Department of Justice
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Judge Advocate
  • US Army Reserves (JAG Corps)
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Prosecutor
  • in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Magistrate
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2013 - 2021
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Education

  • The George Washington University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2013
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • College of William & Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009
  • Mills E. Godwin High School
  • High School
  • 2005
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Ruffner
  • Case dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. O'Connor
  • Commonwealth v. Jackson
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Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • US Army
  • 2019
  • Top 10 for DUI Defense
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Readers' Choice Lawyers
  • Richmond Times Dispatch
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • CALI Excellence of the Future
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • US Army JAG Corps
  • 2012
  • Public Service Award
  • College of William & Mary
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Criminal Law Bulletin
  • Google Glass, Cybersecurity, and the Erosion of Privacy through Emerging Technology
  • 2014
  • West Virginia National Security Law Review
  • • Issues in Domestic and International Law if the US President Unilaterally Orders an Air Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Facilities
  • 2012
  • West Virginia National Security Law Review
  • Making the Case: Constitutional Arguments to End the Prohibition against Women in Combat and Policy Changes Necessary to Complete Integration
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker Series
  • Civil Rights and Immigration
  • 2016
  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
  • 2015
  • Delegation visit to Richmond from the Yunnan Provincial Higher People's Court
  • U.S.Pre-trial Procedures in Civil Cases
  • 2015
  • .Speaker Series
  • The Constitution and National Security
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (18)
Endorse Matt
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an intelligent and excellent criminal defense attorney. He is highly devoted to the field of criminal and traffic defense and vigorously represents his clients. I highly endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because I have had cases with him and have seen him in court. Matt will do a very good job for all his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege of working alongside Matt and still have the opportunity to see his work in court from time to time. He has always looked at every side and corner of every case to ensure that no stone is left unturned in an effort to ensure his clients' most positive outcome. I highly endorse his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent attorney who has built a strong reputation for himself in the community. I endorse Matt and look forward to working with him more often in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Other
"I fully endorse Matt. He is extremely knowledgable and has a passion for criminal defense. It was a pleasure to meet him during JAG school."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"This attorney goes above and beyond to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is well known throughout the country as a top criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hardworking, dedicated and extremely bright."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping others with sage advice."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable and gives good answers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for several years, he was a great magistrate, Commonwealth's Attorney and is on his way to being a great defense lawyer. If you have the opportunity to hire Matt I would strongly suggest that you do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart and competent. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Pinsker is a great counselor because he doesn't rely solely on his professional knowledge to provide advice. He uses common sense and reads it in conjunction with the law which gives him the highest level of professional skill and talent. On top of that, this is precisely what judges do and because of this, I'd feel very confident with Mr. Pinsker representing me in front of a judge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Glen Allen Criminal defense Lawyer Matt Clay Pinsker
Matt Clay Pinsker
Criminal defense Attorney
Glen Allen, VA
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details