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Matt A Munson

Criminal defense Attorney at Cedar City, UT

5.0   107 reviews

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About Matt

Learn Matt’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    13 years, 950 cases

  2. Estate planning

    13 years, 475 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    12 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  Unlike the old and outdated billable-hour model, this set-fee approach allows our clients to know the extent of their legal fees before they ever retain our services--and they can be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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Licensed for 13 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 12/21/2022
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 01/07/2023

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

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


5.0 / 5.0
  107 customer reviews
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Posted by Nguyen | January 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
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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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
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Prefer lawyer
Keeps in contact every step worked with me helped a lot asked how u doing every time fights hard explains to the t on everything very recommended
Posted by Joshua | November 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Defense attorney, protective order case
Mr. Munson was referred to me from another attorney that is helping me out with another case. I hired Mr. Munson to represent me on a protective order case. He advocated for me in a vertical professional manner he was able express all the concerns I had about the case and after mediation, the case was closed for months and had done the job I hired him to do he was also able to get amended family counseling so that we could all learn how to communicate and get along that only did he do it was best interest of myself, but also my children and former wife, I would recommend him as an attorney to anyone that needs legal counsel
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Posted by Nela Otukolo | October 7, 2022
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Best attorney in the state of Utah
There’s this term called ‘the refiners fire’ and it’s essentially the belief that everything that happens to you is meant to mold you into becoming the person you want to be. Unfortunately, life has some funny ways of teaching you these lessons with felony charges. As the great Rocky once said its not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward. When your life gives you charges you call the Great Mr Munson. When I got my first felony charge I was lost, I was scared, and I was petrified, thought they were going to throw my butt in jail. When I saw my life flash right before my eyes, Mr Munson believed in me! He not only respected me as a client but cared for me like I was family. He was completely honest and up front about everything throughout my whole process! So next time life decides to teach you a new lesson, call on The Great Mr Munson! That good lookin smile and big bear hug made a Division 1 middle linebacker feel as if I was a baby in his moms arm for the first time and you just know everything is going to be a lot better from here on out. Mr. Munson is the best attorney in the state of Utah in my own very biased opinion.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2022
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Highly Recommend Mr Munson in both Utah and North Arizona!
We really recommend MA Munson Law for all traffic cases(criminal/civil) in both Utah and North Arizona! As tourists to Arizona from other states, we had a civil ticket in Mohave County that could cause huge effort to deal with. The courts in north Arizona are remote places far away from all major cities in Arizona and require in person hearing, which would cost thousands for Arizona lawyers due to the travel. After recommendation, I found Mr Munson who locates close to North Arizona and licensed in both Utah and Arizona. With a very reasonable fee, Mr Munson and his team worked hard on our case and did a professional job to have the case dismissed before the first hearing even took place! They really have professional advice and experience for the case preparation, and most importantly the effort and attitude definitely above our expectations! So I would highly recommend Mr Munson for legal assistance on all traffic cases in Utah and North Arizona!
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Posted by Kimberly | September 30, 2022
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Satisfied client
I retained Mr Munson regarding probate matters. I am pleased and very much satisfied as to the process and the outcome he was able to do for me. Talking to Matt was easy he understood what I was going thru and he handled the matter at hand for which I am so thankful for him and his office staff
Posted by Maria norzagaray | August 31, 2022
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Excelente Abogado
El Sr. Munson es un grandioso ser humano, paciente, amable, comprensivo y sobre todo muy inteligente. Tuvimos la suerte de contar con su representación legal y gracias a él todo salió muy bien y no nos dejó en ningún momento, es un gran abogado, él y su equipo de trabajo hacen que el proceso sea más tranquilo y fácil de entender, es una persona muy honesta y confiable
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Posted by Gordon | August 23, 2022
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By Faith You Will Win All Battles
A huge prayer for Matt and his team. A huge prayer of gratitude. Thank you so much for believing in me! You know when you're In the right hands when your attorney defends you with the faith of our Father in Heaven. A thousand prayers Matt + TEAM! Amen.
Posted by Matt | July 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
MA Munson, Defense Attorney
Mr. Munson did a very good job for us in our case. He is very knowledgable and he really knows the local courts. We received a very favorable outcome in our case, and I'm really glad we hired him. If we had not hired him, and handled the case on our own, the results would have been much more severe. His prices are also very reasonable. He is a good guy. He's trustworthy. I'm glad to have met him.
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Posted by Deb | June 24, 2022
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Grateful to have a lawyer that can be trusted!
I highly recommend Mr. Munson for your legal needs. He was very thorough and efficient with our trust and estate planning. He guided us through the process, answered all of our questions and eased our mind with the decisions that needed to be made. Grateful to have a lawyer that can be trusted!
Posted by Erin | June 4, 2022
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Would recommend
Very skilled & experienced. Super pleased with our outcome & the affordability of defense.
Posted by barry | May 24, 2022
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justice was served
communication was excellent, highly knowledgeable great job from start to finish highly recommended justice was served would hire again if needed
Posted by Riki-Desviking | May 5, 2022
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The only attorney who could have handled a complicated case
Also, after firing furst attorney, so refreshing to have an attorney who actually cared, got things done and communicated with us. Both my uncles are lawyers, one taught at Pepperdine, my son in law is also criminal lawyer so we knew what to look for. So grateful to Matt! , Surprisingly reasonable for criminal lawer cost wise. His staff immediately answered our desperate call.
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Posted by Chastie | May 4, 2022
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Very Knowledgeable
We went to Matt to update our trust and will. We needed to have special needs trusts for two of our children and we have an LLC, so it wasn't simple. Matt was very knowledgeable about every detail of what we wanted. After the trust and will were written, someone in his office went through it with us to make sure it was the way we wanted. I would highly recommend Matt Munson. I feel peace knowing our affairs are in order.
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Posted by Somphane | April 25, 2022
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Best lawyer ever!
Mr. Munson helped me and my husband who is a felon with out case and I highly recommend him. He was very responsive and communication was great!. Also his associates as well .
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2022
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Truck Accident Help
Mr. Munson and his team were very helpful and had a great response time, I hired them for my truck accident and they made sure I got the fair treatment I deserved. If you ever get in an accident or for any other issues while in the Utah and Arizona area come to the Munson Law office! They are the best
Posted by Chris | February 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Southern Utah
He has helped me with a quite a few drug related charges that I got. His assistants are very good at communicating and reach out to you when important information comes about. You can call them any day during the week and ask questions and ask for information and they will be very through with the information they give you. I have now had 3 plea and abeyances which has saved my life from Jail. I would choose Mr. Munson as my lawyer for anything that I need from now on. Could say the best of the best in Southern Utah.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

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


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

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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  • 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


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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