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Leonard Anthony Matsuk

Personal injury Attorney at Long Beach, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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About Leonard

Learn Leonard’s areas of practice.

I have argued over 100 cases to a jury and approximately 200 to a court without a jury. Many attorneys have never tried a jury trial.

For 30 years, I have successfully defended many hundreds of clients accused of a wide range of criminal charges — from drunk driving to murder and from first time juvenile offenders to corporate CEOs accused of white collar crimes.

When you retain me as your legal counsel, you get the benefit of my experience in the local courts, and dealing with our local judges and prosecutors.

Regardless of the specific facts of your case, chances are good that I have represented clients with similar cases in the past and prevailed at trial. Why take chances with an attorney who is going to learn at your expense?

What's more, I have been practicing for 30 years in the Greater Long Beach Area, including Norwalk, Downey, Bellflower, Compton, Long Beach and Orange County, so I have a deep understanding of our local justice system, including the various police departments, the judges, prosecutors and juries.

I give my clients an edge in court that less-experienced counsel can't provide. An edge that can be the difference between a successful and failed outcome.

I can help you prove your innocence and protect your reputation, save your job and your freedom.

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Law Office of Leonard Matsuk
400 Oceangate
Suite 800
Long Beach, CA, 90802

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Posted by Oscar | July 14, 2023
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Awesome and honest one of the best Attorneys
Mr Leonard one of the best attorneys and honest help me and my family he got the jod done wasn’t easy but his a fighter thank you so much!!
Posted by Caelin | January 10, 2019
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Leonard is amazing
I came to Leonard panicked and uneasy about a case that was about to be filed against me. This charge could’ve affected my future career and my whole life all together. Throughout my many court appearances, Leonard put me at ease and always explained to me what was going on in language that I could understand. He is extremely honest and doesn’t allow for his clients to be too hopeful because he is extremely realistic. Today (my last day of court), Leonard negotiated so well with the DA that my felony charge was dropped to “disturbance of the peace”. Leonard not only helped me through an extremely stressful time but fought for me and allowed for me to receive the lowest punishment possible. I highly recommend Leonard as an attorney and I honor him for not only being an amazing defender but an even more amazing human.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
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Outsatanding Lawyer!
Leonard Matsuk is an outstanding and caring lawyer. Mr. Matsuk goes through the whole case finding any and every mistake. Vary pestamisik, for your own good. Straight forward Lawyer, vary known and respected in the Long Beach court house. I have 2 strikes and walk out of court on Probation. Thank you Len!
Posted by Paul | December 26, 2017
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Leonard A. Matsuk did an excellent job for my brother
My brother had gotten arrested. Me and my mother found Leonard on the internet. He was very thorough with all the details regarding my brothers case. He even came by the site where my brother had been arrested to research any evidence that may be helpful. He was also very calming towards my mother whom was very upset and concerned about my brother. Speaking with and working with Leonard was very easy. I believe he got the best possible "deal" for my Brother. I spoke recently to my brother and he said he felt like Leonard got him a very favorable deal, especially considering the charges and evidence against my brother. His cost was very fair too. I highly recommend Leonard Anthony Matsuk for any legal needs one may have. Thanks for a job well done Leonard.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2017
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Leonard Matsuk
I highly recommend Leonard Matsuk. I was injured and my life changed in an instant. I was in pain and had no idea what to do. Leonard was recommended to me by a friend. Leonard gave me good advise and representation. He actually listened to me. He did a great job. I really appreciate him and his excellent staff (Lisa and Sue).
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2017
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Leonard Matsuk did a great job!
I retained Leonard Matsuk to handle a challenging case for my Godson. He had been convicted in the past when he was 18 y/o and was advised to plead no contest by his then public defender. The public defender met with my Godson for all of a few minutes as they were preparing to appear before the judge. This misdemeanor conviction had some serious immigration liabilities for my Godson. The only way to remove this conviction was to put a motion before the Judge to get the original conviction overturned or dismissed by the court. Leonard explained that there would be several roadblocks to overcome in a case like this. Generally, prosecutors and Judges do not like to go back and dismiss a conviction. So knowing it would be a challenge I believed Leonard would do his best. And he did, with Leonard’s legal knowledge and strategy along with all the good and positive contributions documented about my Godson giving back to our community. The motion was put together by Leonard. In the end, Leonard presented the motion to dismiss to the Lead Prosecutor and they did not block it. I was in the court last week when Leonard Matsuk addressed the motion before the judge, he answered the judge’s questions. The prosecutor advised the judge they were not blocking the motion. And the court room challenge was over, the judge overturned or vacated the original conviction thanks to Leonard Matsuk and his legal skills and knowledge. So here is my perspective on this case, and of Leonard’s work. Leonard was honest and upfront from the beginning about this case. He explained to us the challenges involved and the slim possibility of success with this matter. However always pleasant and in a down to earth manner, Leonard answered our concerns, he was available by phone and email. So I extend my gratitude to Leonard Matsuk for a job well done. I highly recommend his legal services, he is a good person! Oh and Sue who is his Legal Assistant is awesome too! Thank you, both.
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Posted by Karey | November 17, 2015
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Truly the best Attorney
My brother had found himself in a very complex, difficult, case and it was crucial that we found the best attorney. We found that attorney with Leonard Matsuk. He went to work right away and after a long stressful case he used his awesome negotiating skills with the Distect Attorney with a very favorable outcome. Leonard was very compassionate and understanding toward my family and we are all very grateful for what he has done to help my brother, he is truly the best!!!
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Posted by Gilda | September 15, 2015
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Thank you Mr. Matsuk
I would highly recommend Mr. Matsuk and his very capable staff Lisa and Sue for needed legal services. Mr. Matsuk clearly explained all aspects of my case with truth and understanding. The results were positive and my experience was the same. Thank you sir.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
One of the best lawyers in California!
An awesome, exceptional and focused attorney that will work for a fair and equitable outcome for his client. Our family will always trust Mr. Matsuk in representing our family's interest in All legal matters. He kept our son from going to prison for seven years. He got sentenced reduced to one year in Los Angeles County Jail.
Posted by Sary | May 21, 2015
Satisfied client
I was referred to Leonard by an attorney who I work with and I have to say I'm glad she sent me to him. I had some stuff that needed to be taken cared of and with Leonard it was no bull. These issues were from years ago that I ignored (traffic, FTA and FTP) which led to suspension of my drivers license and a bench warrant. He doesn't beat around the bush, straight forward and gets the job done with great results for my cases. Yes, cases. After court I was definitely pleased with the results I got with Mr. Matsuk representing me. I would definitely recommend Leonard if you need an attorney. Thank you Mr. Matsuk, I've already given your business contact to a couple of people already.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
Call Mr. Matsuk
Great lawyer I waited to long to take care of an issue, Mr. Matsuk came in years later and was very helpful in resolving my legal problems. I recommend strongly.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
Gets the Job Done
I hired Mr. Matsuk after a previous lawyer failed to follow through on what he promised to do. Police had confiscated some of my personal property during a search of my home; the search (and the charges that followed) had nothing to do with me but with a family member living in my home. The attorney that I had hired to represent that family member assured me that he would file an order for the police to release my property. He also assured me that he would work on the case and fight for my family member. None of the above happened, and when all was said and done, the attorney disappeared; he stopped answering my calls, and I was left with no computer (among other things). I called Mr. Matsuk's office out of desperation, and honestly, I didn't have much faith that he would be any different from the last attorney. But I was pleasantly surprised. First of all, his assistant is extremely professional and polite; she was sympathetic and just put me at ease. And Mr. Matsuk returned my call the very same day (Imagine that!). He was equally professional and polite. Most importantly, he did exactly what he said he was going to do in the time he promised to do it. Within two weeks, I had my stuff back. Frankly, I am surprised that Mr. Matsuk doesn't have more reviews on Avvo. Don't be swayed by glowing reviews of young hot shot attorneys who talk a good talk but don't do much of anything else. I have a feeling most of these attorneys are just fine if you're being charged with a DUI, but have no idea what to do when their client is facing more serious charges. Anyway, Leonard Matsuk is the real deal. If you want someone who actually does what he says he's going to do without making you feel like you're lucky to be blessed with his representation, call him. Perhaps you (or your loved one) might feel like you have a chance at a defense and won't end up just surrendering and going to prison.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2014
Wonderful outcome
Mr Matsuk is the best in a difficult situation. He answers messages and concerns quickly. He really works for your best interests. We had a the best outcome from a tense situation. Thankfully it is over. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2013
The Best out there!
First and foremost, I would like to thank you Mr. Matsuk for the outstanding job you did for me! I had a pretty complicated and serious case. I was out of the country and had a warrant issued for my arrest. All I could think about was being arrested in a foreign country and unable to ever return to my home country again. I called Mr. Matsuk for help. He eased my mind with the first phone conversation. Not only did Mr. Matsuk have the warrant removed almost immediately, he also had all charges dismissed in the case. I was extremely pleased with the communication and speed of the whole process. With me being out of the country I was sure it would be a very time consuming and “different” case. Mr. Matsuk knows what he is doing and did it perfect for me without any hiccups. A couple of months after I thought the situation was cleared up I was contacted by Mr. Matsuk with an email that said he had good news for me. I could not even guess what kind of news this could be. Mr. Matsuk went above and beyond anything I could ever imagine and had stepped up to the plate without my knowledge to have my situation removed forever. I am once again a freeman without worries and all thanks to my new best friend :-) in Long Beach. Thank you with all my heart!
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  • Contingency 25%-35%
  • Retainer Always
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)


  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972


  • Long Beach Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
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  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
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  • Long Beach Bar Foundation
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Long Beach Barristers
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Senior Instructor
  • Project Shortstop
  • N/A
  • Long Beach Bar Foundation
  • Board Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Western States Bar Association
  • Federal Law
  • 2013

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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I feel privileged to know Mr Matsuk. He is an excellent trial lawyer who gets excellent results for his clients."
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Long Beach Personal injury Lawyer Leonard Anthony Matsuk
Leonard Anthony Matsuk
Personal injury Attorney
Long Beach, CA
Licensed for 47 years