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Since 2007, I have practiced exclusively in the area of criminal defense.  I have never prosecuted another human being, nor would I ever want to do that.  Instead, I have spent my entire legal career zealously representing hundreds of clients in matters ranging from misdemeanor DUI cases to homicides and complex white collar investigations at every stage of proceedings from pre-charging to appeals and petitions for post-conviction relief.  I have achieved not guilty verdicts in cases ranging from drug offenses and felony flight to violent crimes and dangerous crimes against children. I have also successfully achieved dismissals in cases involving drug crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, conspiracy, aggravated assault, and various violent offenses.  I pride myself not just on my legal abilities and desire to help my clients, but also on my availability.  I provide every single client with my cell number and promptly return all calls, texts, and emails.  You are welcome to call me directly at (480) 299-2314 if you think I might be able to help you in any way.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Hourly ($275-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Robert E Smith

    Mr. Brown is of the highest caliber of defense attorneys. His attention to detail is second to none. He is tireless in defending his clients, in ascertaining every possible legal remedy for his clients, given the situation. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Smith Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Casey Kevin Yontz

    Most trust lawyers as much as communists or fellas that drink wine, but Matt is a knowledgeable gent that puts folks at ease. From his firm handshake to his enthusiastic coaching, Matt will be your North star. I'm sure that before your experience with Matt, the thought of meeting with a lawyer will be as enjoyable as enduring a kick in the bean pouch from a wild bucking bronco. Matt, however will alleviate all fears. If he wasn't a committed and loving family man, I'd try to pair him up with my daughter Geradline, who was runner up fair queen 2 years in a row. God bless America, and God bless Matt.


    Casey Yontz Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Brown & Little PLC

2151 E Broadway Rd, Ste 116
Tempe, AZ, 85282


AZActive 200707/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Jdog Memorial Best of 2012 Criminal Law Blawg PostSimple Justice2013
5th Annual Blawg 100 HonoreeABA Journal2011
Outstanding Volunteer Attorney AwardHLAP2011
Certificate of AppreciationTBFS Planning Committee2011
Certificate of Achievement in Recognition of Outstanding ServicePierce County, Washington2004
Not Guilty VerdictsJuries throughout ArizonaN/A
DismissalsJudges throughout ArizonaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrown & Little, P.L.C.2007 - Present
Clerk / Research AssistantMarc J. Victor, PC2005 - 2007
MusicianSelf1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Society of HomebrewersChair, Competition Committee2013 - Present
Supervising AttorneyASU Public Interest Post-Graduate Fellowship Program2012 - Present
United States Courts for the Ninth CircuitAdmitted2012 - Present
NASLA Pro Bono CommitteeAttorney Member2011 - Present
ABATE of ArizonaState Treasurer2011 - Present
Arizona Chamber OrchestraBoard of Advisors2010 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaAdmitted2009 - Present
Homeless Legal Assistance ProjectVolunteer Attorney2009 - Present
ASU Moot CourtJudge2008 - Present
Fort McDowell Yavapai NationAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Gila River Indian CommunityAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2007 - Present
MRO Lobbying GroupAdvisor2007 - Present
Too Broke for Sturgis Planning CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMentor2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. JNNot Guilty of Murder, Guilty of a Lesser-Included Offense
State v. DRNot Guilty
State v. DHDismissed with Prejudice
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Publication nameTitleDate
MasterlinkSomething Everyone in ABATE Should Consider2013
Tempe Criminal DefenseA Waste2012
MasterlinkRestoring Your Rights2012
Tempe Criminal DefenseDemanding Lies2012
Chandler Criminal DefenseA CPS Nightmare2010
East Valley TribunePrison Prosecution Wastes Tax Money2009
Tempe Criminal Defense"Gen Y" Lawyers vs. "Gen Y" Clients2009
Brown & Little, P.L.C.Another Irritating Non-Lesser Included Offense2008
Brown & Little, P.L.C.An Irritating Non-Lesser Included Offense2008
VariousThe Rule of Lenity in Arizona Statutes and Case Law2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctorate2006
New England Conservatory of MusicMusicBM - Bachelor's of Music2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SeriesThe Nuts and Bolts of Motions to Remand2013
Continuing Legal Education SeriesLitigating Discovery Issues2013
Search and Seizure SeminarThe Good Faith Exception2012
General MeetingDUI and Liquor Licensing2012
Continuing Legal Education SeriesRepresenting Clients Prior to Charges2012
Continuing Legal Education SeriesDrafting Better Fee Agreements2012
Caught on CameraCommentary2012