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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|High Honors Trial Practice||Willamette University College of Law||1985|
|Criminal defense attorney||Alternate Defense Counsel||1989 - 1991|
|Deputy District Attorney||Los Angeles County District Attorney||1986 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||1986 - Present|
|Long Beach Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|People v. Juan Herrera||Murder conviction reversed, case dismissed.|
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|ICDA Summer Seminar 2013||Defending A State Wiretap Case||2013|
|Willamette University College of Law||Law||N/A||N/A|
|University of the Pacific||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ICDA Summer Seninar 2013||Defending A State Wiretap Case in California||2013|
Posted by EM
I'd like to give my thanks and deepest gratitude to criminal defense specialist, Matt Kaestner. I needed his services twice. Matt was highly recommended to me by my family law attorney. Matt obtained a dismissal of my first case due to his hard work and diligence. My second case went to trial and through Matt's dedication and detailed, heart felt, closing arguments, I was found Not Guilty.
Matt made me feel like my case was his only priority and he gave my case his full undivided attention. I was very impressed with his insights and how focused he was on the things that he had to prove my innocence. I'm the sole provider for my family of five, and was terrified of possibly going to jail for something I didn't do.
When going to criminal court, picking your attorney is crucial. Matt looks the part, knows the law, and worked to know my situation and my feelings. I was able to go into court feeling safe with Matt on my side.
I highly recommended him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. My family and I truly appreciate what he did for us. Matt has given us back our peace of mind and has allowed us to get back to our normal life!
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with battery and vandalism. The charges were bogus, but the DA would not drop them. The case went to trial and the on the first day, Kaestner was able to convince the DA to drop all charges. I'm confident I would not have gotten the same results with a public defender; you've got to have somebody who's 100% on your side and will fight for you like a bulldog. Matthew did just that for me. I'd definitely recommend contacting him if you're in the unfortunate situation of facing charges in Long Beach.
Posted by Julie
What can you say about needing a Criminal Attorney? 45 Years old and I had never even given it a thought. Completely overwhelmed, terrified, and at a total loss, I had no idea where to even start. So Google it was. I spoke with many on the phone and made five appointments for consultations to screen the finalists. After my fourth meeting I was still a mess. No one I had met with really seemed to care it was more of a "show me the money" conversation. I still didn't understand the process or what my options were. Thank heaven I didn't just jump at the chance to work with the first person that sounded like they knew what they were talking about. The fifth meeting was with Matt Kaestner, Certified Criminal Specialist. First of all if you want a stuffy, droll, powdered wig esquire, this isn't the guy for you. He took the time to really talk with me and understand my unique situation. He gave me great advice, calmed my decidedly frazzled nerves and when it came down to necessity, I paid him. It was worth every penny. Do not trust the system to do the right thing. It doesn't. It's an endless, confusing, backward numbers game, and you won't get through it with stellar results without top notch representation and a sense of humor. Mr. Kaestner gets you both. I never could have gotten through it without him. He's a bulldog with a heart and my outcome was great, my life goes on and while I will never need to hire him again, I would not hesitate to refer anyone to him. Call him, talk to him and then hire him. You won't be sorry. I am telling you. Worth. Every. Penny.
Tracy Rogers, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I believe Matthew Kaestner is one of the most effective and diligent attorneys in the criminal defense bar. I am an appellate attorney and have had the opportunity to review transcripts of dozens of defense attorneys- Mr. Kaestner consistently provides top quality legal representation for his clients.