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Matthew Thomas Marin

Personal injury Attorney at Charleston, SC

5.0   148 reviews

also known as Matt Marin, Matthew Marin

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  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 7 years
    Connecticut - CT 14 years
    Massachusetts - MA 15 years
    Rhode Island - RI 15 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

2024 HIGHLY RATED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

Attorney Matthew Marin is an aggressive and client-focused personal injury lawyer. Working out of our offices in Cranston, Rhode Island, Charleston, South Carolina, and Woodbridge, Connecticut, Attorney Marin utilizes his years of experience, compassion, and real world trial experience to advocate for victims from all walks of life. If you or a loved on has been sickened or injured by a defective product or medicine or simply rear-ended on your way home from work, our Attorney Matthew Marin and the entire Marin and Barrett Law Firm stands ready to fight for your rights and see that justice is secured.

At Marin and Barrett, Inc. we work on our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not receive a fee unless you secure a financial recovery. We do not have any hidden or upfront fees either. If you think you may have a case, or maybe are not sure, please give us a call and we would be happy to talk about it with you.

CAMP LEJEUNE WATER CONTAMINATION LAWSUITS

From 1953 to 1987, over one million people were exposed to dangerous chemicals in contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Exposure to toxic water contamination at Camp Lejeune has been linked to cancer and other serious health issues. The Camp Lejeune water contamination lawyers at Marin and Barrett, Inc. are providing free claim evaluations to Marine veterans, their families and other victims injured due to exposure to toxic chemicals. Victims are now eligible to seek justice and compensation from the United States Government under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. You are eligible to file a Camp Lejeune lawsuit if you were on base for more than 30 days and were a Marine Corps Veteran, Family Member, Civilian Worker, or Any others who lived or worked on base and now suffer or have suffered with any of the following medical conditions:

Adult Leukemia
Aplastic Anemia and other Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Liver Cancer
Multiple Myeloma
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Parkinson’s Disease

Birth Defects

Miscarriages

Contact the law firm Marin and Barrett, Inc. at for a free, no-obligation case consultation to discuss your legal options and find out how filing a Camp Lejeune Lawsuit based on exposure to toxic water contamination can help you and your family members recover financial compensation.

Photos and videos

Attorney Matthew Marin is an experienced Rhode Island DUI Attorney.  In Part One of this six part series on Rhode Island DUI laws, he answers one of the most frequently asked DUI questions: I was  arrested and charged with DUI. Is my license still valid?
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Location

Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm
Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm
1000 Chapel View Blvd
Suite 260
Cranston, RI, 02920
Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm
127 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI, 02903
Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm
37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840
Marin and Barrett, Inc.
36 South County Commons Way
Unit C-3
South Kingstown, RI, 02879
Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm
6 Wanton Shippee Rd
East Greenwich, RI, 02818
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Reviews

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Posted by john | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT REPRESENTATION
Mr. Marin was the utmost professional. He achieved the best possible outcome in my case. He was very responsive via telephone/e-mail/text throughout the entire process. I would recommend his services to anyone seeking representation.
Posted by Joel | July 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mission accomplished!
I had a great experience working with Matt. We met, talked about options, and put together a plan. I was very well represented by Matt and I'm extremely happy with the outcome. Thank You!
Posted by Manny | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Lawyer
Matthew Marin did a wonderful job. Was very professional and knowledgeable. He returned calls in a prompt manner and answered all my questions. He did exactly as he promised.
Posted by Tom | September 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Lawyer in RI
I cannot thank Matt enough for the time and dedication he gave to my case. He was professional and constantly me updated on the status of the case and always had our next best plan of action ready to go. He got the severity of my charges dropped considerably, and I am still able to drive with my license. Thanks again Matt, you're amazing at what you do!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Superb
He was efficient and thorough. He went above and beyond to ensure I was represented properly. He did his due diligence and always was straight forward. I appreciated him and his hard work. He has a tremendous work ethic and is extremely fair.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Extremely knowledgeable, professional, and experienced. Kept me abreast of every issue , date and nuance regarding my case. I received the best possible outcome thanks to Mr. Marin's legal expertise and preparedness.
Posted by Jason | February 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do yourself a favor
I found Matt to be quite personable, as well as efficient and knowledgable. My case, which was concerning cannabis and cannabis extracts (which is a sched 1) of no small quantity, felt like it was on autopilot for the most part, having only to show up to court briefly on a few occasions. He was prompt to respond with both email and text/calling to both keep you abreast of new information and in answering questions I had, which were numerous. Matt, like most good lawyers, is understandably busy on any given day, and anyone that's been through the court system knows that a case can drag out over a lengthy amount of time, but even given that, I never had to wait very long for a response through the entire ordeal (which was the better part of a year). Even after my case was resolved, he was instrumental in getting my siezed vehicle back from the state police, which technically he didn't really have to do. Plus, and this certainly doesn't hurt, he was obviously quite well recieved in court, owning I'm sure to his amicable mannerisms, reputation, and charisma. Add to all of this the fact that, amongst all the lawyers I contacted, he was by a clear mile the most cost effective option, it would make little sense for me to recommend anyone else, at least based upon my experience. From this guy's perspective, you're doing yourself a favor becoming his client.
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Posted by David | March 22, 2018
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Completely satisfied
Upon learning the details of the arrest, Matthew was able to negotiate a favorable outcome which resulted getting the case dismissed and records expunged Matthew acted quickly and kept us informed throughout the entire experience. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working, smart and effective lawyer
Matt went above the call of duty. I find many people these days are lazy and take the easy, quick way out but not Matt. He worked very diligently to gather every fact, the obvious and not so obvious. His investigating, familiarity with the members of the court and confidence led to an outstanding result. Thank you Matt.
Posted by Brooke | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt is the best choice
I came across Matt on Google by searching for DUI lawyers and I could not have been more satisfied with his help in my case. He was extremely professional and presented me with the best case scenario for my situation and then executed the plan just as he said he would (including expunging my criminal charge). In court I could tell he was very well respected among all of the judges and prosecutors. I highly recommend Matt to anyone charged with a criminal case (or any other cases he deals with!)
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Posted by Gregory | August 27, 2017
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Best defense attorney in RI
This was the first time I had ever needed a lawyer for any reason and Matthew made the entire process much less stressful. Every step of the way he kept the lines of communication open and fought for an outcome better than I could have imagined. I would recommend Matthew to anyone in need of a defense attorney in RI.
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT REPRESENTATION
Mr. Marin was the utmost professional. He achieved the best possible outcome in my case and the State had a lot of evidence against me. He was very responsive via telephone/e-mail/text throughout the entire process. I would recommend his services to anyone seeking representation.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Thru Matt's fine work I received the least driving punishment that I was eligible for. Also, as I was told I would be, I was in and out court extremely quick each time I needed to be there & was properly advised of what was going to happen each & every time
Posted by Robert | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Matt
I hired Matt and he worked with the prosecution. He was able to get me community service. When I finished the service we went back to court and the charges were dismissed
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
After submitting an expungement evaluation form through his site, Matt contacted me the next day. From there, he successfully handled my situation in an efficient and professional manner.
Posted by Ryan | June 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Matt handled my case from start to finish and was professional, courteous and friendly. He never passed judgment on me and did everything in his power to get the best possible outcome as quickly as the court system allowed. I would recommend Matt to anyone who asked and am extremely pleased with the work he did on my behalf.
Posted by Liz | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional!
Matt delivered everything single item he said he would. He explained all the steps and processes that I would be facing in complete detail, knew how much time it would take to finalize each process of the meetings and the length of the court appearances. I felt very at ease in a difficult situation and knew that Matt had my best interest at heart. I never felt rushed, and he took the time to make sure I understood each decision, statement and the anticipated end result. I would absolutely recommend Matt Marin to the closest of my friends should they need his expertise.
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Posted by Glenna | May 27, 2017
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Fabulous Attorney
We hired Matthew when my daughter got into trouble with underage possession of alcohol. As we are not local, we hired him and consulted with him via phone and email. He was prompt in his replies and professional. He explained the potential outcomes and his selected course of action clearly and patiently. He worked with the prosecutor and successfully got the case dismissed. He is outstanding!
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
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Quick, professional, affordable, effective.
I hired Matthew to handle an expungement case for me. We conducted the process over the phone and via email. It couldn't have been easier, and he got the job done in a matter of days.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Matt was always super professional and was honest with me from the very first consultation. He explained things to me in a very clear and more importantly, concise, manner so I always knew what was going on and what to expect. I was very appreciative that he did not make any promises he couldn't ensure he could keep, but more importantly, he was able to resolve my case in a manner much better than I ever expected.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner
  • Marin and Barrett, Inc.
  • 2019 - 2023
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq. Inc.
  • 2008 - 2019
  • Rule 9 Prosecutor
  • Rhode Island Department of Attorney General
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Intern / Associate
  • The Law Offices of S. Joshua Macktaz, Esq., Inc.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Manager
  • Gager International
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Rhode Island
  • M.B.A.
  • 2008
  • Clark University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Drunk Driving Charge Reduced to Reckless Driving January 19th, 2018
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Charge Dismissed
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • Shoplifting Charge Dismissed in the Kent County District Court
  • CASE DISMISSED
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Providence
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Silver Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2017 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2017
  • 2016 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40 Criminal Law Attorneys in Rhode Island
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2015 Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10 Best DUI Attorneys in Rhode Island for 2015
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2014 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • 10 Best DUI Attorneys in Rhode Island for 2014
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Ralph Papitto Scholarship Award
  • Roger Williams University
  • 2005
  • Morton H. Sigel Award
  • Clark University Graduate School of Management
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Semi-Annual Meeting
  • Odor of Marijuana as Probable Cause to Search - Post Decriminalization
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (11)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Attorney Marin prior to my becoming an attorney, and have been in court with him on occasion in RI since I opened my office. Attorney Marin is professional, trustworthy, and clients will know that they have a solid and hardworking advocate on their side in Attorney Marin. It is without hesitation that I endorse him here."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Marin is a true professional and a tireless advocate for his clients and his results are proof of that. I would highly recommend Attorney Marin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Marin is an excellent advocate for his clients. He works tirelessly to ensure his client's needs are always met and handles each case with nothing but the utmost professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In my estimation, Matt is the best young criminal defense lawyer in the State of Rhode Island. I have sat with him at trial and watched him destroy State witnesses during cross-examination. You are in great hands if you hire Matt Marin."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Marin. He has the knowledge, skill and determination to ensure the best possible results for this clients. He is also well respected amongst his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Marin is a highly competent criminal defense attorney and I would refer clients in need of criminal representation to him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Matthew Marin is the real deal. If you need assistance with a criminal charge, look no further."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Marin is one of the best DUI attorneys in Rhode Island. He knows the District Court and the Refusal Court like the back of his hand. If you get charged with a DUI, this is the lawyer you need to call. I endorse Matthew Marin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Marin is one of the best lawyers in the State of Rhode Island. He works hard and gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a relatively new member of the Rhode Island Bar, I can attest that I have personally benefited from Matthew's selflessness and professionalism as he has taken time out of his busy schedule to teach me the finer points of criminal defense practice in Rhode Island. I can say unequivocally that Matthew is a consummate professional and zealous advocate for his clients; additionally, Matthew's talent, skill and work ethic are among the best in the state. I endorse Matthew and highly recommend him to represent you on all your criminal defense needs, particularly DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You're in great hands with Mr. Marin"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Professional, committed, and approachable; Matt is quite an attorney. Anyone in a position to utilize his services can rest soundly that Matt will aggressively represent his or her interests."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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