Matthew Cohen is a highly skilled and experienced attorney in the area of DUI and criminal defense. Matthew has a decade of experience in Southern California courts where he has established great relationships with prosecutors and judges alike. He has a reputation as an aggressive and well-respected criminal defense attorney with a long history of success.
Matthew joined The Law Offices of Hart J. Levin after spending over three years at The Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, specializing in criminal and DUI defense. Matthew, who lives with his family in the San Fernando Valley, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Binghamton University in New York, and his law degree locally from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Matthew utilizes his expertise to vigorously defend and protect every individual that he represents. Matthew tries to give back to the community by coaching youth sports on weekends.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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The area of immigration law, in which I practice, and criminal defense, in which Mr. Cohen practices often intersect and I have been fortunate to work with Mr. Cohen on several cases. He has always proven to be a diligent, thoughtful, and intelligent advocate for his clients and I endorse him and his work without reservation.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney did something wrong and could have temporarily lost his or her license to practice law. Instead the Hearing Board placed the suspension on hold, monitoring the attorney’s behavior for a period of time.
Matthew’s comment: “The discipline occurred when first licensed and practicing Intellectual Property Law. Afterward, I have spent many years being properly trained as a criminal defense attorney and have been successfully practicing criminal defense for more than five years.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Associate of the Year||Daniel R. Perlman||2011|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Hart J. Levin||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman||2011 - 2014|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Matthew J. Cohen||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|DUI case out of Metropolitan Courthouse||Case reduced to 2 moving violations (infractions)|
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|Flock of Legals||Stuck with a straight felony, I don’t think so. You may have a “stealth wobbler” on your hands.||2013|
|Flock of Legals||Resisting, Delaying or Obstructing Officer under Penal Code 148(a)(1)||2013|
|Flock of Legals||Juvenile Cases, do I retain private counsel?||2012|
|Flock of Legals||When Health and Safety Code 11550(c) comes in handy||2011|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|State University of New York, Binghamton||Mechanical Engineering||Other - Bachelors||1995|
|Criminal Court Daily Proceedings||Criminal Defense||2012|