Mr. Long is a criminal defense attorney who is able to defend anyone accused of, or arrest for a crime in Arizona. Mr. Long has extensive trial experience in all felony and misdemeanor cases including:
DUI and DWI
1st Degree Murder/Homicide
White Collar Crimes
He is also a death penalty qualified attorney with capital experience and is recognized by the Arizona Supreme Court as one of a small number of attorneys in the State of Arizona qualified to represent clients as lead counsel in death penalty cases.
Mr. Long has handled several high profile cases. In 2010, two of Mr. Long’s cases which he prosecuted (Susan Brock and Andrea Martinez) were identified by as being among the “top 20 most viewed cases that shook the State.”
His cases have been featured in national and international news publications and on national television programs. His background and experience makes Mr. Long one of the most diverse and experienced trial attorneys in the State of Arizona.
Mr. Long graduated cum laude from the Arizona State University School of Law where he was distinguished as the Truman Young Fellow. Matthew joins the firm after spending over 12 years as a Deputy County Attorney in Maricopa County and Pinal County. During his time as a prosecutor, he supervised and trained prosecutors in Arizona on issues related to trial advocacy. He has also provided training to law enforcement in Arizona and throughout the country on legal issues and investigation techniques. This experience gives Matthew a unique perspective and makes him a strong advocate for individuals charged with a crime. Mr. Long continues to present and instruct nationally in the areas of child crimes and criminal law.
Mr. Long has demonstrated through years of experience and training a deep understanding of all areas of criminal investigation which enables him to represent individuals charged with any crime. He has extensive experience in examining and cross- examining experts in the following fields:
In addition to this experience, Mr. Long is a trained forensic interviewer and has a significant understanding about the interview techniques used to interview children who are alleged victims or witnesses to crimes.
Mr. Long is experienced in areas of criminal law beyond the trial level. He has drafted several appellate briefs and has conducted several post conviction hearings related to judicial error, newly discovered evidence, and ineffective assistance of counsel. Mr. Long is a strong advocate with a diverse and extensive background. He recognizes that each case and client is different and is able to meet the individual’s needs based on their unique set of circumstances.