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About me

As  a former prosecutor and public defender I have the experience that is needed to help you in your defense.  I have worked both sides of more criminal defense cases than I can remember.  I have had a case just like yours before and know how the case will go.  I can give you the advice you need for the best resolution.  Also, if you will be best served by a public defender I will tell you that. 


Practice areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%



Hourly ($200-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Matthew G. Nielsen Attorney at Law, PLL

136 S Main Street
Suite 210
Salt Lake CIty, UT, 84101


UTDisciplinary - Suspension199507/14/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Interim Suspension
    issued in UT, 2015


    Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Prosecutor of the YearSalt Lake District Attorney2007
Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMatthew G. Nielsen, Attorney at Law, PLLC2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyCohne Rappaport & Segal2008 - 2009
Assitant District AttorneySalt Lake District Attorney1999 - 2007
Assistant Legal DefenderLegal Defenders1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Salt Lake County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Utah Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Meth InitiativeProtecting children from Meth labsN/A