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Matthew Lee Spiegel

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All areas of criminal defense.

    19 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    19 years

  3. Juvenile law
    25%

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.

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Spiegel Law Group
109 West C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 338-0022
Spiegel Law Group
109 West C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 338-0022
Spiegel Law Group
109 West C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 338-0022
Spiegel Law Group
109 West C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 338-0022
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Location

Spiegel Law Group
109 W "C" St Ste C
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Paul | May 5, 2010
Assault with a Deadly Weapin (Naked Section 245(a))
Matt Spiegel provided service over and beyond what I expected when I was wrongly charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Naked Sec 245(a) CA Penal Code). Matt personally met with me at my house to gather details about the case and offer advice on how to proceed. The offense counted as a strike under CA's three strike law. Matt used his extensive network within the criminal defense community to communicate the facts of the case directly with the District Attorney before charges were filed. With these facts presented by Matt, the District Attorney decided to drop all charges. Beyond the charges, Matt contacted the local police department where the incident took place to have the arrest changed to a detention. The detention would not show up on any background checks in the future which was very important to me. Matt was also very receptive to different payment options and was happy to work something out with me to take the case. Without any doubt, I would recommend Matt Spiegel to any and everyone in need of some help or advice concerning issues with the law.
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Posted by Sarah | February 25, 2010
saved me
he did such a good job on my case. He did what everyone else said was impossible. He kept me up to date and made sure I didn't miss anything important. His didn't talk too big, so we understood everything that was going on and everything that needed to be done. Patient and friendly.
Posted by Cathy | May 2, 2013
Horrible Experience!
I wish I had checked Yelp before using Matt Spiegel...just a horrible experience. My son, age 17, got a DUI. I was referred to Matt by Anna Yum who had been referred to me by a friend. Matt met with us, charged us $3K and left us feeling very confident in his expereince and how things were going to play out in juvenile court. Well, it didn't happen. Matt never showed up to the court hearings and neither did his side kick Ryna Tegnelia. Alicia Freeze showed up who works at a different law firm and while she was very nice, she had no idea about our son or our case. It was a joke. We had several court dates and things just got worse and worse.....Alicia wasn't prepared and we looked like idiots. Then Ryan finally blesses us with his presence towards the end of the process to no avail. He didn't get my son's transcripts, letters of reference or made any attempt to defend my son. He ended up with a 725 and in getting to know the probation officer, I learned that this case wasn't handled correctly and that the public defender would have gotten us the 654. It was so, so bad. My son was on probation for 6 months and not one call or follow up from anyone at Matt's office. If I could have represented my son at the last hearing, I would have but that's against the rules so I had to call Matt's office and remind them to attend. Ryan showed up. Probation done. I called Matt to discuss my disappointment and he never called me back so I am writing this review and next I am reporting him to the Bar. Just unacceptable.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Spiegel Law Group
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Kerry Steigerwalt's Pacific Law Center
  • 2005 - 2009

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Sex Crime
  • Case dismissed

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Officer
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San DIego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Officer
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Young Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2007

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Cloud computing in legal industry
  • 2010
  • SAE Fraternity Meeting
  • Criminal Defense and Avoiding Legal Trouble
  • 2009
  • Double XX Radio
  • Criminally Charged Athletes
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (6)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Spiegel has an excellent work ethic and is extremely dedicated to his clients. He has handled many criminal matters competently and achieved just results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt and I have known each other since law school and have handled many co defendant cases together. I have rarely met an attorney more attentive to his client's needs and who strives so hard to achieve the best result on a wide array of cases. I would highly recommend Mr. Spiegel to anyone in need of representation in a criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a thoughtful yet aggressive attorney who will go the extra mile to ensure the best outcome possible for his clients. His technological savvy and knowledge of informational trends puts him uniquely above other attorneys in communicating with his clients as well as keeping up with the state of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've read a number of Attorney Spiegel’s answers on this forum. His legal advice is informative, practical, and clearly well thought out. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt and I worked on several cases together when we were previously employed at the same firm. In particular, I recall a juvenile case that Matt gave me advice about. Recently, I represented a juvenile in a murder case in San Diego. I immediately called Matt for some advice and it was spot on. Thanks, Matt"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Matt Spiegel for the last eight years. He is hardworking and dedicating to obtaining the best possible results for his clients. Matt will whole-heartedly fight for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is quickly becoming one of the highest quality criminal defense attorneys in San Diego. As a criminal defense attorney myself, I have the utmost confidence in Matt's ability to handle all types of criminal cases and would not hesitate to refer cases in the San Diego area to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with great pleasure I endorse Matthew Spiegel's work in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, and Juvenile Defense. I first met Mr. Spiegel when we were attorneys for the same firm in 2008. He has remained a friend and reliable colleague in the criminal defense community since he started his own practice in 2009. Matthew's vast knowledge in all areas of criminal defense, particularly juvenile defense, has been extremely helpful in my own practice. Matthew is on a short list of attorneys whom I would refer my own clients and their loved ones. I wish him and his clients years of continued success! -David P. Shapiro, Esq."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Matthew Spiegel has quickly made a name for himself in the San Diego legal community. His commitment to the clients he represents in court and good ethical standards causes many clients to reccomend Mr. Spiegel to their freinds and family members. He maintains good communcation with all of his clients and is readily available to help anyone in San Diego in need of legal services and advice. I would, just like many of his clients already have, recommend Attorney Matthew Spiegel to any person facing crimnal charges in San Diego."
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San Diego Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Lee Spiegel
Matthew Lee Spiegel
Criminal defense Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 18 years
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