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Robert Matthew Cargal

also known as MATTHEW CARGAL

About me

After an arrest for DUI or other criminal offense, it is important that you immediately take action to protect your rights and liberty. Without the representation of an experienced DUI and criminal defense attorney, you could be facing very serious complications. The Law Office of Matthew Cargal stands ready to fight to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Whether you are facing a felony offense or misdemeanor charge, you need to contact a Pasadena criminal defense lawyer from the firm as soon as possible.The Law Office of Matthew Cargal aggressively defends their clients throughout the entire legal process and works to ensure that they will obtain the best outcome. They will thoroughly investigate your case and give you the best possible defense. This can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Matthew Cargal has experience handling all types of criminal cases including  DUI, drug crimes, white collar offenses, violent crimes and federal crimes. You can be assured that your case is in good hands when you work with The Law Office of Matthew Cargal. Attorney Cargal has been focusing exclusively on DUI and Criminal defense for over 20 years! You should never trust your future to an inexperienced lawyer. If you have been arrested, contact Attorney Cargal immediately for a free consultation with the experienced legal counsel that you deserve. Working with the Law Office of Matthew Cargal can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Get started today!


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    24 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    24 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Offices of Matthew Cargal

155 South El Molino, Suite 202
Pasadena, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appreciation of ServiceLos Angeles County Superior Court2002
Appreciation of ServiceLos Angeles County Superior Court2001
President's AwardCalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Matthew Cargal1997 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Matthew Cargal1997 - Present
Judge Pro TemLos Angeles Superior Court2000 - 2003
AttorneyLaw Office of Myles L. Berman1995 - 1997
AttorneyLaw Offices of Kenneth Miller1992 - 1993
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Laura Kerl1992 - 1995
Legal Intern/ AttorneySan Francisco Public Defender's Office1990 - 1992
Legal InternSanta Clara Count Public Defender1989 - 1991
Legal InternLaw offices of Martin A. Schainbaum1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Rotary Club of PasadenaMember2012 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1995 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMember1993 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
4th offense felony DUI facing state prisonDUI reduced, no jail, no felony
3rd offense DUIreduced to reckless driving- no jail
2nd Strike- assault with weaponReduced to misdemeanor-no jail only anger management class
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Publication nameTitleDate
LawReview-CLEYour First DUI Case2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - BerkeleyPolitics, Philosophy, and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Cambridge UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of DUI caseDUI Trials- How to Win Them2013
California Defense CounselYour First DUI case2011

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