Dedicated criminal defense lawyer. I protect your rights and give you the representation you need.I've got your back. I can help. 20 years of experience in practice. Call me now to talk.Don't be discouraged. I've got your back. I can help. 20 years experience. Call me now to talk.Let's do this. I've got your back. I can help! 20 years experience in practice. Call me now to talk.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor (Criminal Defense)||Avvo||2016|
|Nations Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2016|
|Nation's Top One percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|10 Best for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top Contributor (Criminal Defense)||Avvo||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top Lawyers in California||American Lawyer Media||2014|
|Top Lawyers in California||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|NHTSA SFST Practitioner||LaPier & Associates||2008|
|Admitted to practice||United States Central Court, Central District of California||1995|
|Dean and Faculty Scholarship||Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||1994|
|Law Review||Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||1994|
|Law Review||Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||1993|
|Dean and Faculty Scholarship||Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||1993|
|Dean and Faculty Scholarship||Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||1992|
|Dean and Faculty Scholarship||Loyola Law School, Los Angeles||1991|
|Good Citizen Scholarship||Daughters of the American Revolution||1985|
|Gold Seal Bearer||California Scholarship Foundation||1985|
|CEO||The Mattern Law Firm||2016 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Mattern & Mendoza, LLP||2011 - 2016|
|Managing Attorney||The Kavinoky Law Firm||2007 - 2009|
|Temporary Judge||County Of Orange||2006 - 2010|
|Managing Partner||Davis & Mattern, LLP||2000 - 2008|
|Of Counsel||Law Offices of Lawrence S. Eisenberg||1996 - 1997|
|Attorney III||Law Offices Of The Public Defender, County Of Riverside||1996 - 2000|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Randall C. Bertz||1994 - 1996|
|Legal Intern||Harriett Buhai Center For Family Law||1992 - 1994|
|Legal Intern||Los Angeles City Attorney||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Western San Bernardino County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Long Beach Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1997 - Present|
|NORML||Lifetime Member||1996 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|California NORML Legal Committee||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|People v. J.H.||DUI dismissed, client pled to exhibition of speed.|
|People v. A.D.||Case dismissed. Client granted factual innocence.|
|People v. L.W.||Case dismissed.|
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|www.matternmendozalaw.com||Use of Medical Marijuana: Conflicting State and Federal Laws||2013|
|www.matternmendozalaw.com||Issues With Medical Marijuana in California||2013|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of California - Irvine||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Step Together for Success||Veterans & Veterans' Families||2013|
|Proposition D||Medical Marijuana||2013|
|Patient Rights and Responsibilities||Medical Marijuana||2004|
|Workshop||Medical Marijuana Guidelines||2003|
Posted by anonymous
I have known Lisa for many years and she is a wonderful friend. I never expected to need the services of a criminal defense attorney but when the time came that I did, she was there for me. She handled all aspects of the issue quickly and efficiently, provided me with a very realistic perspective and guidance and kept me apprised of things on a regular basis until she was able to resolve everything to my satisfaction. It was great that she handled things in such a supportive manner. That certainly made all the difference in the world to me.
I strongly recommend Lisa to anyone in need of an attorney, especially if they want to get results quickly and get their life back in order and not get dragged through the system unnecessarily.
Posted by Thomas
From the initial consultation five months ago and at each contact after Lisa Mattern explained the process and my options relating to my case.. She called me before and after each hearing and followed up with a letter letting me know what happened in court or giving me the latest offer from the City Attorney. Thanks to her years of experience and excellent representation I only had to appear at one out of five hearings and the case will be dismissed at the next and fifth hearing.. Having worked for attorneys in the past I know how to recognize a great lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommends Lisa Mattern to anyone in need of legal help. Her law partner is Margaret Mendoza who also has many years of experience. They work well together and are familiar with each others cases and can fill in for each other if either necessary. I felt a strong connection to both women and believe no other attorney could have resolved my matter as quickly or successfully. From the onset you know Lisa Mattern and Margaret Mendoza genuinely care about their clients and have the knowledge and experience to help them.
Posted by Pat
If you want to be represented in a legal matter by a angel who has the prowess to conceive and execute precise strategies and tactics that will work to your advantage, contact Atty. Lisa Henderson Mattern immediately. Your fight will become her fight, and you'll be forever grateful you made a superb choice.
Looking at the total picture is part of Atty. Mattern's strategic planning for optimal results. At the beginning of a case, nobody knows for sure what tests may be inconsistent or what "secrets" will come out in discovery or what cutthroat and substandard manipulations an opponent may succumb to in an effort to win at any cost. Mistakes can happen by the bucketful in criminal trials, and you'll want an attorney who tailors a defense perfectly suited to your needs in light of the available evidence as well as exploiting any discrepancies in the discovery or proceedings. Atty. Mattern has a sweet and gently nature, but don't let that confuse you. I have no doubt she's a fierce bulldog in a courtroom and not afraid of grilling a witness to the point where any credibility he might have had disintegrates completely on the spot. You can count of having your rights protected to the fullest extent of the law instead of being steamrolled over by an over-enthusiastic prosecutor who wants a "guilty" verdict without having appropriate or adequate evidence.
The harsh ramifications of making a bad decision in selecting an attorney can leave you paralyzed in a system of corrections for an indefinite period of time. Atty. Mattern's strong work ethic, determination and commitment can assist you during the toughest of times, and all along you'll be amazed at how caring and compassion she is during the struggle to you and people you care about. She has the kind of initiative that any defendant would dream of seeing in his attorney, and her ability to explain complex legal "spider webs" in straightforward and easy-to-understand terms is incredible and impressive. You will understand everything that happens so there won't be any unexpected surprises to haunt you.
Ms. Mattern had no obligation to do what she did for me, and what started as answering a question on AVVO.com on Christmas Eve was pretty amazing in itself since most attorneys are not willing to sacrifice holiday time, but for her to help me beyond that shows her impeccable drive to see people get the best legal assistance possible. Her initiative and due diligence inspired trust when a legal process gone haywire and had stripped any faith I had in our system that is supposed to be fair and just. Atty. Mattern restored my faith in humans by her generous and exquisitely refined legal expertise and generous giving. She made a huge difference in my life, and her actions will help others, including taxpayers, because if it weren't for her, I'd have filed unnecessary papers. Selfless angels like that aren't everywhere; you have to get their help when you first find them.
Atty. Mattern has impressive professional credits, and she's an articulate legal scholar. Her dedication to help others regardless of the personal or professional cost to her is awesome. If your struggles are overbearing, you need someone you can depend on. Atty. Mattern knows the justice system like the back of her hand and can ease the burden immensely. She exemplifies the very best attributes of a superior attorney and displays a level of professionalism, confidence and skill that every attorney should aspire to achieve. Atty. Mattern loves the law, and her gift is giving back by helping people understand it in a way that it benefits them. She gives back with her honesty, dedication and integrity, all of which motivate her to help others with legal matters. Her inherent and uncanny talent of finding cogent solutions for problems of her clients will be well utilized, so call her now and let her help you solve your legal dilemma.
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