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Matthew Thomas Martin

Criminal defense Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2006
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    At Martin Law Offices, we are frequently called upon to defend against a variety of criminal charges, including: burglary, drugs, domestic violence, homicide, outstanding warrants, sexual violence and weapons possession. Regardless of the charges filed against you, we have the resources and knowledge to see that your case is resolved with the best possible outcome.

    18 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense, the worst thing you can do is go up against the judicial system alone. If you choose no representation or inadequate representation, you will be much more likely to suffer enormous consequences for your alleged crime. You may lose your license, pay a tremendous fine, or even go to jail. Don't risk your finances or freedom. Martin Law Office has helped clients accused of drunk driving, and we will work extremely hard for you.

    18 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Minor traffic violations can sky-rocket the price of your insurance premiums. If you have multiple infractions, it can result in a suspended license. And, being stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence is a very serious matter that could land you in prison!

    18 years


Matthew T. Martin founded Martin Law Offices to focus on defending individuals charged with crimes in Minnesota. Mr. Martin is licensed to practice law in Minnesota State Court. He received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Saint Thomas. He is a member of the Minnesota, Hennepin County and Ramsey County bar associations as well as the National and Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.




  • William Mitchell College of Law; Saint Paul, Minnesota
    - Jurist Doctorate (J.D.)
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management; Minneapolis, Minnesota
    - Graduate Studies
  • University of Saint Thomas; Saint Paul, Minnesota
    - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Entrepreneurship




  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member, Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association (RCBA)
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • Licensed to Practice Law, State of Minnesota


Defending Clients In These Areas:


  • Assault / Aggravated Assault Juvenile Crimes
  • Bench Warrants Misdemeanors
  • Burglary / Robbery Pre Charging Representation
  • Domestic Violence Probation Violations
  • Drug Crimes Sex Crime Charges
  • DWI / DUI Theft Crimes
  • Expungement Traffic Violations
  • Felonies Weapons Charges


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Matthew Thomas Martin
250 2nd Ave So
Suite 205 (Skyway)
Minneapolis, MN, 55401

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5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Mihail | August 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and knowledgeable
He is very honest and knowledgeable not like the others that i contacted that day. He took the time to walk me through my case (a very minor traffic incident) and explained me why it is not worth to retain any lawyer for that matter. He saved me $700 that other lawyers wanted charge me knowing that he is not getting anything for his time that spent with me.
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Posted by Tami | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of Mind
I found Matthew through a Google search that led me to a referral site. Not knowing a darn thing about finding lawyers I put in my information and Matthew was the first one to respond; my request was answered in about 20 minutes. From the very first phone call and until my issues were completely resolved he has maintained an excellent level of professionalism, fast responses, and an understanding of my specific needs. Even after resolution he has kept himself very available to answer any question that I've had. My case was resolved as best as possibly could be expected, and even before we knew the answers I was left feeling safer and in more control. Matthew kept me educated as to what was going on and why, and provided a great action plan for me to follow to best resolve the case. I would definitely recommend his services again - and did. I referred him to a family member whose case was also resolved excellently despite the different nature of the issue. I feel I got incredibly lucky to find Matthew, but luck was only part of it. He was on point from the very first moment.
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Posted by Stanley | May 19, 2015
Misguided Charges
I do not and will never regret my decision of having Mathew Thomas Martin represent me as my Attorney concerning a criminal case charged against me for what I beleive was a false accusation. According to the District Court, my offence level was Misdemeanor, and the Charge was Disorderly Conduct-Offensive/Abusive/Noisy/Obscene tending reasonably to arouse alarm, anger or resentment in others. Charged for the maltreatment of a vulnerable adult for what I believe is completely not true. The report I received from the Police, coupled with the pictures, and complainant witness story did not truely tally with what I believe happened. I wondered how I could come out of the unfaithful charge knowing I had no way to prove them wrong. I contacted my Attorney Matthew Martin and explained the inccident in great detail. He believed me, I trusted him, and we moved forward. He allayed my fears and gave me confidence stating that his investigations and follow-up of my case will be thorough and without baise. However, he prepared my heart saying that the case was a serious and daisy one, but not to be too worried but be cheerful. He worked very hard and tirelessly, making phone calls, collecting materials such as photos from police, 911 call, and creditable statements from various sources. His investigation was thorough and we went to court four times. He argued my case with professional skills and expertise that brought about a successful end result. I am a happy man today, and very grateful that he was used by God to bring me out of a problem that would have otherwise brought me unimaginable hardship, sorrows and unecessary sufferings.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2014
Matt Martin was fair and honest.
Mr. Martin was an excellant Lawyer handling our case. He provided incite into the whole legal process every step of the way. Matt Martin was very effecient. I believe he gave us an honest and fair value for the amount he charged. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2014
Fantastic person and lawyer
My family was in need of a lawyer and I am so happy I found Matt. He responded to my original request very quickly and because of his fast actions our case went a lot quicker than normal. He is very pleasant to work with, he responds to your inquiries in a timely fashion, made me feel 100% confertable with his service and was very realistic throughout the process. The best thing about it all is that he is HUMAN and understands the human element and treats you with respect. I would recommend Matt 100% and hopefully I won't need him again but if I did he would be the first call I make.
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Posted by Erin | August 14, 2010
Thank You Martin Law Offices!
I was very worried and after speaking with Martin my mind was at ease. He answered my questions honestly and effectively and my initial consultation was quick and well worth my time. After going to court on two different dates, my case was dismissed! I could not beleive it and was so glad that I hired a lawyer. I would recommend anyone call Matthew Martin if they have questions or need a great criminal defense lawyer in Minnesota.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Martin Law Offices, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present


  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Graduate Studies
  • 2008
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Minnesota vs. John Doe
  • Dismissed
  • State of Minnesota vs. John Doe
  • Felony Robbery Dismissed - Plea to Misdemeanor Theft
  • State of Minnesota vs. John Doe
  • Careless Driving - No License Revocation
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • William Mitchell College of Law Self Help Clinic
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • New Lawyer Section Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Wills For Heroes
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Public Service Award
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2006
  • Burton Award Nominee
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2004


Speaking Engagements

  • William Mitchell Orientation
  • New Lawyer Committee
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows when to bring the right forensic experts in to fight a case"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is so great to see a young lawyer like Matt. He really is a bright, resourceful guy. I hope to try a case with Matt soon. He is a star."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew Martin is a skilled litigator who represents his clients with a dedicated drive for justice. I would highly recommend Mr. Martin for anyone in need of DWI or Criminal Defense representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would recommend Matt to others who needed representation. I volunteer with Matt in Washington County and have personally witnessed how much he cares for his clients and how hard he works to get a desired result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent, professional, intelligent attorney who is an aggressive advocate. I respect him and his practice and would recommend him to anyone seeking criminal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Martin is a highly dedicated and experienced advocate for his clients. I will continue to refer people to Mr. Martin as he has proven to provide a consistantly high level of respresenation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Friend
"As I have known Mr. Martin for a very long time, I can say with confidence that he is an extremely dedicated individual. He never fails to thoroughly examine every issue. He will spend countless hours in research and conference to get his clients the best possible outcome based on the specific facts and circumstances of their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very impressed with Attorney Martin's professionalism, especially in my observations of his interactions with clients. He takes the time to really listen to the client and address his or her concerns. His dedication to personal service is unwavering. In addition, Mr. Martin is extremely knowledgeable in his field. If I run into a roadblock on a particular issue, I know I can count on him to bounce ideas off of or to find creative suggestions as to how to proceed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Martin routinely goes the extra mile to ensure his clients receive competent and zealous representation. Matthew is a fine lawyer and a true asset to the Minnesota."
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