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Matthew Murillo

About me

Matthew Murillo is the Managing Attorney with Legacy Counsel - a California-based boutique law firm. Legacy Counsel is focused on quality representation to help get you through some of life's most difficult legal issues.  Our attorneys practice in a number of legal areas including Criminal/DUI Defense, Business, Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) Immigration, Worker's Comp, Social Security and Family Law.

Our attorneys have a vast array of, both, legal and non-legal expertise to help our Clients navigate the various aspects of the law, in a friendly and professional manner.  Come join our family, and let us help protect your Legacy.

Matthew Murillo's Admissions, Awards, Memberships & Certifications

  • State Bar Of California, Member

  • Federal District Court-Central District of California, Member

  • Federal District Court-Southern District of California, Member

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers (California Criminal Defense - 2014 & 2015)

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 (California - 2014 & 2015)

  • California DUI Lawyers Association, Member

  • Certified in Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

  • Featured in "Fox Hills Digest" Magazine - June 2012

  • Featured in "Hollywood Weekly!" Magazine - July 2012

  • Top 1% of Nation's Attorneys - National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015)

  • Featured on American Law TV - 2016

  • Recipient of Avvo's "Client's Choice Award" - 2013, 2014 & 2015


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Business: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Family: 20%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (50 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

70 total 

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  • Michael Charles Doland

    I cannot believe I have not recommended Mr. Murillo before now. His answers are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kareem A. Abou-Ramadan

    I have known Mathew for many years and I highly endorse him without reservation. Mathew is a sharp litigator and provides a strong courtroom presence when advocating for his client's interests. He consistently provides his clients with the effective advocacy that brings real results and has earned the respect of countless Judges and peers alike.


    Kareem Abou-Ramadan Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Legacy Counsel

2068 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 222
Redlands, CA, 92374

Legacy Counsel (Virtual Location)

1639 Highway 99
Gridley, CA, 95948



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best DUI Lawyers - RiversideExpertise.com2016
Top 40 Under 40 - CaliforniaThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers: California Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo.com2015
Nation's Top Attorneys - Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 40 Under 40 - CaliforniaThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo.com2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers: California Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo.com2013
Featured Attorney (July)Hollywood Weekly! Magazine2012
Featured Attorney (June)Fox Hills Digest2012
Certified in SFST AdministrationLa Pier & Associates2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLegacy Counsel2010 - Present
Board MemberPacifica University2012 - 2013
Law Clerk/AttorneyLaw Offices of Manuel J. Barba2008 - 2010
Law ClerkFriedman, Gebbie, Cazarez & Gilleece2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2011 - Present
U.S. District Court, Southern District of CaliforniaMember2011 - Present
U.S. District Court, Central District of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Pacifica UniversityBoard of Directors Member2012 - 2013
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2013
Federal Bar Association (California chapter)Member2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers Association (California chapter)Member2010 - 2011
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DMV APS Suspension DISMISSED!DMV Suspension Set-Aside (Dismissed) due to unlawful arrest and unreliable chemical breath test.
VC 23152(A) - Driving Under the Influence; VC 23152(b) - Driving with BAC .08% Or GreaterDUI Dismissed. Plea to VC 23103.5 (Wet Reckless) due to insufficient evidence. No jail.
Court 17DUI Dismissed. Reduction to VC 22450 Infraction (Failure to Stop). Probation violation dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Law TVAttorney Spotlight2016
Blog - Legacy CounselVehicle Code 23152(a) - What Does It Mean?2013
Blog - Legacy CounselVehicle Code 23152(b) - What Does It Mean?2013
Blog - Legacy Counsel"Buyer Beware" - Things To Consider When Choosing A DUI Attorney2013
Hollywood Weekly!Attorney Spotlight Feature2012
Fox Hills DigestFeatured Attorney2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of RedlandsPhilosophy & PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Podcast InterviewEstate Planning for Business Owners2014
Career Planning: Avenues After Law DegreeCareer Planning2012