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Matt A Munson

Criminal defense Attorney at Cedar City, UT

5.0   123 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 6 years
    Utah - UT 14 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matt

Learn Matt’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%

    14 years, 950 cases

  2. Estate planning
    20%

    14 years, 475 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    5%

    13 years, 360 cases

Matt Munson's legal practice is devoted to Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Corporate Law, and Estate Planning.  He is a member of the Utah Bar Association, American Bar Association and is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State of Utah and the United States District Court for the District of Utah. 

Upon graduating from law school, Matt founded M.A. Munson Law, P.C., where our mission to zealously and effectively advocate on behalf of every client that we have the opportunity to represent.  In order to do this, we are driven to constantly and consistently increase our knowledge of the latest updates to the statues, regulations, and laws that impact the areas in which we practice, as well as the latest practice trends that help to make everyone in our office more effective at what we do.  We are also constantly seeking to expand our resources and improving our processes, so that we can continue to deliver the very best experience possible for each one of our clients.  For example, at M.A. Munson Law, we have embraced a transparent, set-fee approach to the practice of law for many types of cases.  Unlike the old and outdated billable-hour model, this set-fee approach allows our clients to know the extent of their legal fees before they ever retain our services--and they can be assured that they will not be billed for every phone call, or email, or even any time someone in our office even thinks about their case.  We are confident that these types of changes go a long way towards establishing a high degree of trust and credibility with our clients, and are, perhaps, one of the reasons that M.A. Munson Law was recently voted Best Criminal Defense Firm in Iron County (2020).  Simply stated, Matt Munson is known by law enforcement officers, other defense attorneys, and prosecutors throughout Southern Utah as being one of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and effective legal advocates throughout Southern Utah.

When you retain Matt A. Munson to represent you, rest assured that you are retaining an attorney that genuinely cares about you and your case, and who has the experience and know-how required to protect your interests and rights, and effectively resolve even the most complex legal cases.         

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Location

M. A. Munson Law
970 Sage Dr Ste 109
Cedar City, UT, 84720

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  123 customer reviews
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Posted by Kylee | November 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Smoothly finaIized our Adoption
Matt and his team were amazing! They kept in close contact with us throughout the process of finalizing our adoption and updated us frequently with any new updates in the case. Matt is so personable and easy to work with! Everyone needs a good lawyer and Munson Law is a great choice! We would definitely use again!
Posted by Stan | September 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Defense Attorney
Our family recently used the services of Munson Law Firm and it was positively a great experience. Mr. Munson was kind and compassionate toward our family member and was careful to find all the necessary details to reduce felony charges our close family member was facing! If you are in the Southern Utah and Northern Arizona area do not hesitate to call the Munson Law Firm as your defense attorney, it will be worth it!
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Posted by Amy | September 13, 2023
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Estate Planning/Trust
It was so easy working with MA Munson Law to set up our family trust. Estate planning is something we've talked about but we're afraid of. Matt and his team were professional and efficient with helping us understand the best way to help our blended family after we pass away. We highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of setting up a will and/or trust.
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Posted by Derek | August 22, 2023
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Estate Planning
Mr. Munson was very knowledgeable and compassionate about setting up our estate planning. He shared some very much appreciated advise from his experience. There was no pressure to decide one way or another on how to set up our documents. He explained each item so that we could truly understand what each item means to us and our family. I would strongly recommend Mr. Munson for estate planning.
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Posted by Saralee | July 31, 2023
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Adoption
Mr. Matt Munson, was the lawyer who helped us with the adoption of our daughter. Made the adoption so easy. His office was always kind and most importantly prompt with all of the adoption procedures. Adoption is sweetly special and Matt Munson added to the occasion by keeping the process a breeze.
Posted by Shirley | July 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We hired Mr. Munson to assist us with our estate planning and revocable trust. He and his staff were wonderful to work with and made the process easy and understandable. It was done in a very timely manor. Mr. Munson is honest and ethical in all his dealings. If the need arises, we will definitely use his service again and highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2023
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Guardianship of Disabled Adult case
Mr. Munson helped us retain guardianship of our disabled 18-year-old. Our child’s court-appointed attorney was horrible, she did not know our child or our family at all, but opposed our request and refused to back down. My husband and I hired Mr. Munson to represent ourselves (and really our son). We couldn’t have received the positive outcome we did without Matt. He worked quickly to help us know what documentation we needed and what our next steps should be. He dealt with the other attorney and refused to back down which was a great relief as we were stressed out and exhausted with the situation. Matt is extremely dedicated, professional, and knows his stuff. He is honest and unpretentious. His paralegal is also great at her job. I would recommend Mr. Munson to anybody!
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2023
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What a great help!
Mr.Munson showed great tenacity and care with my case! I had a case involving my Ex-girlfriend. She attempted to file a protective order against me. In the report, she gave no context to ensure she got the outcome she wanted, I was super stressed and frankly very overwhelmed with the case. Thanks to Mr.Munson after months of trying and working together, he helped me come to a compromise to my problem and completely changed everything! Mr.Munson was in constant communication with me as well as showed unrelenting care for my case. He wanted to ensure the case concluded on terms that we as a team hoped for. I couldn't have done it without his great help! For any reason you may have, Mr.Munson is the person to go to!
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Posted by Mike Sanders | May 1, 2023
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Best Attorney I have ever dealt with. Best in the business!
Matt Munson is hands down the best attorney I have ever dealt with. He handled the guardianship of my disabled son and got me out of a tough situation where I wouldn't have had the guardianship I needed. He also helped me with adoption questions and is now setting up my special needs trust and other trust documents. The best in the business!
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Posted by Julie | April 27, 2023
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Adoption Services
Mr. Munson and his staff were patient in explaining the process of adoption to us and walked us through the legal steps from start to finish. We are very happy with their services regarding our recent adoption.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
Matt and his office helped tremendously with our bankruptcy case! They were so quick to answer any questions that we had. They really helped with a smooth bankruptcy case!
Posted by Marc | April 20, 2023
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Top notch Law firm
Munson Law did the estate plan for my mom and stepdad. They were very easy to work with, completed the estate plan in a timely manner and was very affordable. His staff is very nice, knowledgeable and helpful too. I have called them since the work was done and have been great at answering my questions and getting me additional info. I would use Munson Law in the future for any of my lawyer needs.
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Posted by Víctor Manuel flores | April 20, 2023
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Exelente trabajo súper recomendable.
Me ayudaron mucho con mi caso pasó por paso me estuvieron dando información clara y entendible de cómo iba mi caso hasta el final agradezco a esta firma por su gran trabajo que desempeñaron .
Posted by Tatiana | March 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Adoption
We highly recommend Mr.Munson. He took care of our adoption case. He listened to our worries and concerns and made sure we understood the process! Thank you
Posted by Letha | March 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
M. A. Munson Law
Matt Munson does not give up. He continued to research and investigate my son's case even after he had been sentence. His sentence was amended, which resulted in much less time. If it wasn't for Mr. Munson's hard work, dedication, knowledge and compassion, my son's future would look quite different. We can't thank him enough for all he did for our son and our family. He kept us informed, promptly answered our questions, gave us facts not empty promises, went the extra mile and genuinely cares for his clients and their family. He has an amazing , efficient and friendly staff who also helped us along the way. Thank you to them for all they did. Mr. Munson is a great supporter of our veteran's and goes to great lengths to see that they are treated fairly and correctly. If you are in need of legal representation, do not hesitate to call Matt Munson, he is simply the best.
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Posted by Marcy | March 1, 2023
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Client
M.A. Munson Law Practice, has the Best Attorney ; Matt Munson; and Best Paralegal Chris Smith, I have ever worked with. I was an out of State car accident victim. Their attention to detail was amazing, responding to my email, Excellent! Communication, Excellent! When negotiations started they were able to exceed my expiations of my settlement!! I highly recommend this Law firm!! Especially if you are in need of an car accident attorney. I can't thank you both enough, THANK YOU Matt and Chris!! Sincerely; Marcy
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Posted by Nguyen | January 4, 2023
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BEST LAWYER
The first time that I worked with lawyer and really successful. He showed me and answered all of my questions. Help me through all the step, and my court all done without problem, best lawyer and highly recommend
Posted by Chelsea | December 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal services
Matt was a lifesaver to me when I needed legal help. He was responsive, ethical and offered great counsel. I felt like he really cared and valued getting me the best possible outcome. He was honest and supportive and exactly what I needed!
Posted by Luong | December 20, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing
Hello everyone, this is a good thing if you know about it, if you have court or legal issues in the state of Utah and you are in another state you can go to MR. M.A. Munson to looking for help and counsel. Because I had a case for illegal drugs, speeding with a illegal drugs in the car and it was a high criminal offense but he helped me bring it down and reduce the sentence as low as possible or possibly expunge! He is nice and really helpful!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2022
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Professional, prompt and friendly! Highly recommend!!
We contacted and then hired Mr. Munson to represent us regarding a class A misdemeanor involving our 16 year old daughter. He showed concern for our situation and discussed the matter with us thoroughly. Mr. Munson was not only professional, but friendly as well. I highly recommend his services and would not hesitate to have him represent us in the future if needed.
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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

  • Attorney
  • M.A. Munson Law, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Multiple Felony Criminal Charges
  • Multiple charges dismissed, successfully negotiate plea agreement to single Misdemeanor charge.
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. USFWS
  • Prevailed in Federal District Court. Government appealed to 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Formal Probate
  • Successful Estate Administration
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Associations

  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • BNI
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Extraordinary Contribution to Builders Property Rights
  • Iron County Home Builders Association
  • 2019
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Iron County Board of Realtors
  • 2018
  • President's Appreciation Award
  • Iron County Board of Realtors
  • 2017

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Iron County Home Builders Spring Home Event
  • Asset Protection 101
  • 2012
  • Utah State Bar New Lawyer Training Program CLE
  • Advice for Starting a Solo Law Firm
  • 2011
  • BNI Synergy Chapter
  • Bankruptcy--Differences Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Matt
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Matt to be very committed to representing and helping his clients. He has solid communication skills. He has the utmost integrity. I have observed him in the courtroom where he demonstrates a prominent courtroom presence. Matt can be very creative in reaching desired results for his clients. He is always well-prepared and vigorous in his client representation. He also has a great rapport with his clients. I whole-heartedly recommend Matt Munson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ive known Matt for several years now and have been impressed with his sincere desire to help his clients. Hes energetic and always looking for a way to get past a difficult legal issue so that his client will fare better. i recommend Matt Munson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. For criminal law related issues in Utah, Mr. Munson can help you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Munson and I have handled several criminal cases together over the years. I have found Matt to always be prepared, hard working, and honest. Although we disagree on cases, Matt zealously defends his clients, while also listening to law enforcement’s positions. Matt is dependable and will represent his clients honorably."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is very attentive to detail and he honestly cares about his clients' situation and fights zealously to protect his clients' rights and interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Matt. He is professional, prepared and insightful. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Munson has always been very diligent in making sure his clients' needs are being met. My experience working with him is that he makes sure to look at every issue and not just the ones that are easier to deal with. He makes sure that, when a client leaves his office, that person is completely comfortable with the resolution that was reached. They can rest easy knowing that Matt treated each matter as if it were his only matter, and that he made every effort to get the best possible result for each of his clients. I would unequivocally endorse Mr. Munson, not just on estate planning matters, but in every area of law."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Matt for about 5 years since I started practicing in the area. I've worked with Matt on a number of matters and on the opposite side of him in others. He has always been professional and a credit to his clients. Whether in matters of estate planning, bankruptcy, family law, and criminal law, Matt has always represented his clients well and is an asset to our legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt since about 2013 and he has an excellent reputation for doing top-notch legal work. I do not hesitate to recommend his office for bankruptcy, estate planning and criminal defense."
General practice Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Matt almost daily for a year. He was prepared, reasonable, and a fierce advocate for his clients. He knows the law and how to apply it."
Juvenile law Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt Munson is a dedicated attorney who is a strong advocate. He understands the law and uses it to effectively counsel and advise his clients, even when the counsel may not be what his client wants to hear. Matt is easy to talk to and very friendly, and I enjoy working with him."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Matt Munson in various capacities throughout my legal career, but most importantly I was able to work with him as opposing counsel on a divorce case. That case was handled quicker than most, and I believe it was due in large part to Matt's ability to find common ground, and build on that to reach a fair and speedy resolution. Matt's personality, truthfulness, and passion to achieve an equitable resolution in a case, are what make Matt such a great attorney. I have also seen Matt advocate for his clients in cases where I have not been on the other side, and his demeanor and willingness to go above and beyond what is typically required of an attorney, set him apart from the rest. I have referred clients to him when I could not help them, and he is someone I can trust as a fellow attorney. I have no reservations endorsing this great attorney."
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