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About me

I am a Criminal Defense Atttorney based in San Diego, CA.  For the past 4 years, I have worked for one of the biggest Criminal Defense law firms in California.  While there, I handled every type of case from DUIs to murder.  I have practiced in all courts, including Federal, Juvenile, and Immigration.  


Recently, I left the big law firm life to start my own Criminal Defense practice.  I decided that I wanted to take the experience and open my own practice, doing the things I didn't like about the big firm differently.  I offer very affordable fees and unparalleled client communication and interaction.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    11 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    11 years
  3. Juvenile: 25%



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bradley R Corbett

    Matt is one of the most feared criminal defense attorneys in San Diego. His clients love him because he gets results. Fellow attorneys in the community love him because he is professional and outgoing. Matt is on the cutting edge of client communication technology. He always keeps his clients informed and thats important because navigating the criminal defense arena can be difficult. I would recommend any client to Matt Spiegel. Infact I myself have turned to Matt often for legal advice and help.


    Bradley Corbett Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Anna Reese Yum

    Matthew Spiegel is an excellent trial attorney who has developed an outstanding reputation in the legal community. He is a very smart and aggressive attorney who consistently gets great results for his clients. I highly recommend and endorse Mr. Spiegel.


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Contact info

Spiegel Law Group

109 W "C" St Ste C
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Top Young AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawSpiegel Law Group2009 - Present
Attorney at LawKerry Steigerwalt's Pacific Law Center2005 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersOfficer2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
San DIego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationOfficer2009 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Sex CrimeCase dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Spiegel Law Group WebsiteJuvenile CrimesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of ArizonaEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LexThinkClient Communication2012
San Diego Bar AssociationCloud computing in legal industry2010
SAE Fraternity MeetingCriminal Defense and Avoiding Legal Trouble2009
Double XX RadioCriminally Charged AthletesN/A