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Mathew Kidman Higbee

Expungement Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

4.8   94 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 2 years
    Ohio - OH 7 years
    Texas - TX 12 years
    Oregon - OR 13 years
    Washington - WA 13 years
    Michigan - MI 13 years
    Nevada - NV 15 years
    Minnesota - MN 15 years
    Utah - UT 17 years
    California - CA 18 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Mathew

Learn Mathew’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Expungement
    40%
    Expunge your record with a trusted, national record clearing and expungement law firm.

  2. Copyright infringement
    35%

  3. Litigation
    15%

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    Primarily criminal record expungement and sealing.

    19 years

Mathew Higbee is the founding attorney of Higbee & Associates, a national law firm with offices in 17 states and a winning tradition that includes more than 20,000 successful cases.    The law firm employees more than 90 dedicated legal professionals who handle a wide-range of legal matters.  

 

Higbee utilizes his unique blend of legal and professional experience to deliver success for his clients. He has handled a wide-range of cases in both criminal and civil courts. He has served as a prosecutor and defense counsel. He is a frequent commentator and guest writer for various media.  He has also provided expert opinion to multiple legislative bodies.

 

His commitment to pro bono work earned him awards and recognition from the Utah Supreme Court and the City of Los Angeles.   He received an award from the Mayor of Los Angeles for his work on behalf of veterans.  

 

Higbee is a licensed to practice law in 10 states.  He earned his JD from the University of Utah, where he served as president of the student body and was a finalist for the American Bar Association's President of the Year honor. Other honors included being a member of one of the national moot-court teams, receiving numerous scholarships, awards, and fellowships, including an invitation to participate in the prestigious US Presidential Management Fellowship. He has served as prosecutor and defense counsel.

 

He served as a member of the University of Utah College of Law's Board of Trustees.   The University of Utah named him Young Alumni of The Year in 2013.

 

He is the founder of , a national law firm that specializes in criminal record expungement.

 

 

 

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Location

Higbee & Associates
1504 Brookhollow Ste 112
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  94 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My recod.
I thank you so very much for your help. I most definitely will recomend you to my friends and family. Thank so again and God bless you and your staff.
Posted by Ramiro | November 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expungement
Thank you very much for your service ,from day one you been outstanding in keeping me informed on every step taken in my case and your staff also was very helpful in keeping me informed as well, thank you for careing I would highly recommend you God bless.
Posted by Brittany | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life changing
For years I was haunted by my past choices and decided to look into expungement, record gone came up in a google search and I took the plunge and I am so happy I did! The whole process took 6 months and I never had to appear in a courtroom. Matthew and Lydia made this process simple and got me results. I can now move on with my life!
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Posted by Tyler | November 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Straight to the point and honest about your case
Was a pleasure being a customer of Higbee and Associates at Recordgone.com. They were straight forward and honest and they got the job done. They kept me up to date on the progress of my case the entire time.
Posted by Miguel | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
I just want to say thank you for being a professional at your job and your team for being patient with me and coming through and may God bless you in his name JESUS.Amen
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Driver
Everything they done its excellent and promise they will help you which is they did. Im very happy and there honest. Thank you god bless.
Posted by Ryan | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING!!!
Everything that Mr. Higbee said he would do he did!!! His team is awesome too. They always responded to every questions quickly and in a timely manner. I am so happy with the service of this company. I can now get the job I have always wanted !!!
Posted by paul | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Succesful outcome easy and efficient
knowledgeable staff. every part of my case was explained step by step and successfully completed in a timely manner. i would recommend Higbee and Associates anytime.
Posted by Robert | October 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
I have been using Higbee & Associates to help stop people from using my photos without a license since January. Mathew promised great results and he and copyright team have delivered them again and again, including just recently winning a court case and obtaining a judgment for $40,000. Thank you.
Posted by ivan | July 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI expungement
I had doubts that I would be able to expunge my DUI misdemeanor but Mr. Higbee and his office just made my day. The process was easy and painless as everything was taken care of from my home. Talk about convenience. Now I'm excited about applying to a new job. Thanks again for your hard work!
Posted by Dana | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
misdemeanor
I had a misdemeanor over my head.for 16yrs.I finally made a good decision to contact highbee & Associates. The best thing I could of done.my case was handle in a great matter .I didn't have to go to court. Simple payments each month.Iam looking forward to the next chapter in my life. My opinion I highly recommend highbee & Associates. Thanks to Joanna.my case manager too.she always responded to my questions. Agin Thank you so mush.
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Posted by Thomas | June 21, 2015
Mere words cannot express
Mere words cannot express the supreme joy felt with the completion of a contract with Higbee. We were in the throes of an enormous financial burden and knew not where to turn. After speaking with Country Wide Debt Relief and Higbee & Associates we were encouraged to seek aide from them. The education we received during our four years on account is valued in that it has given us a brighter outlook on life in general and a promising future living debt free. It is with much appreciation and respect that we tell others of their honest and forthright services. Nothing seemed possible in the way of improvement for us until we were clients of Higbee. They took it upon themselves to meet and work with our creditors, even those who had entered legal suits against us. They represented us in court sessions and submitted our cause which was rendered in an open manner and those sessions were won by Higbee. Financial arrangements had been made for a five year contract, however due to their expert knowledge and processing the contract was closed several months shy of that. We applaud the firm and share our experience with them. We acknowldge their skills and encourage others in need of such services to give them a call. We shall forever be indebted to them. Thank you Higbee & Associates.
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Posted by Alvia | June 11, 2015
Excellent service!
I found your firm to be very trustworthy and responsive to my questions and to the requirements I needed. Your firm was very knowledgeable of my concerns and very reasonable with your cost of the help requested. Thank you very, very much, you got me out of a sensitive, serious spot. Again, I thank you very much.
Posted by Bennie | May 22, 2015
Relieved
Its good to have someone to back you up in situation of todays legal problems, and what I can tell is these are some good ones, they was good on handling my situation.
Posted by Donald Willox | May 21, 2015
saved by trustworthiness
I was scared in the beginning because of so much fraud but the creditors were harassing me strongly. I took my chance and went with higbee and associate and I'm glad I did. I was treated with respect and dignity and would recommend you to anyone, which I already have.
Posted by Yolanda | January 20, 2015
my Debt Relief experience
Im glad to get this help on time.It was like a prayer came true.Im very satisfied.They're very professional and I was treated with respect.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2014
All forgiven
I had some of the best experiences being represented by this firm from the very first call I made to them. I felt extremely awkward making the very first call but the professionals at this firm quickly eased the feelings I had and explained many of my options to better my legal circumstances. The updates of my case were easy to follow and it took a lot less work on my end to get the results I was looking for.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2014
Higbee & Associates - Top Notch Firm! Excellent Representation!
I have used this firm twice. The first was to reduce a 1990's California Felony to a misdemeanor and have it dismissed. Success!!! The second time was to restore my Firearm Rights in Washington after the Felony expungement. Again... Success! This team worked tirelessly to review my cases and take them in front of the court system with expertise and excellent representation. I would recommend them to anyone trying to pick up the pieces from mistakes in the past! Well done!
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Posted by GEORGE | July 7, 2014
RELIEF OF DISABILITY
dear higbee and associate Everything went well . i received my relief of disability. thank you very much. Maryam Jahedi is a wonderful attorney. She seems to really care about her clients and i was very impressed with the way she spoke and handled herself.. the probation department did not recommend my relief of disability it because it was there policy. the DA also did not recommend it because the probation dept did not recommend it. a real catch 22 situation, but the judge approved it regardless of the recommendations of the probation dept and district attorney. without maryam there i do not believe i would have been approved. thanks GEORGE H
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2014
One of the best decisions I've made!
I'm not usually one to write reviews, in fact, almost never but I remember when I was researching if I should use recordgone.com and other reviews helped me, so I thought I'd give my honest feedback in hopes of helping others. I'm in Washington state and hired them in 2013 to have my felony vacated. It went so smoothly that I again hired them in 2014 to have my firearm rights restored. Again, the process went flawless. They saved me so much headache and got the process right the first time. If you're looking to get a record cleared or gun rights restored, I would HIGHLY recommend you hire Higbee & Associates.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Firm President
  • Law Offices of Mathew K. Higbee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Salt Lake County District Attorney
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Siegfried & Jensen
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Univ of Utah COL
  • law
  • N/A
  • California Polytechnic St U
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fuller v. Department of State Police
  • Win - Published Case
  • People v. Marinelli
  • Win - Published Case
  • Law Offices of Mathew Higbee v. Expungement Assistance Services Inc
  • Unanimous Victory - Published Case
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Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Nevada Young Lawyers Associations
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar License #11158
  • Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Native American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Salt Lake Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Utah State Bar License #11133
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • University of Utah College of Law Board of Trustees
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Young Alumnus Of the Year
  • University of Utah College of Law
  • 2014
  • Nominee - President of the Year
  • American Bar Association - Student Division
  • 2005
  • National Moot Court Team
  • University of Utah
  • 2005
  • US Presidential Management Fellowship - Finalist
  • United States Office of Personnel Management
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Southern California Gang Intervention
  • Legal Remedies for Former Offenders
  • 2012
  • Utah Law Career Services
  • Strategies for Acquiring & Serving Clients
  • 2007
  • Succeeding At Solo Practice
  • Succeeding At Solo Practice
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (40)
Endorse Mathew
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mathew Higbee on multiple copyright and immigration matters. His knowledge and level of professionalism make him one of the best litigators and advocates I have ever met. He is considerate of his clients and works strategically to overcome the legal challenges they face. I highly endorse Mathew Higbee and recommend his legal services."
Copyright infringement Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mathew is a true problem solver, able to get things done that others have failed because he is careful and creative."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have collaborated with Mathew Higbee on quite a few cases. He is very good at seeing issues clearly and he is an excellent advocate and litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"For over five years, I had the honor learning from Mathew Higbee. Mat is an incredible attorney. He brings unparalleled charisma and tenacity to every matter he oversees. I look up to him, and endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mathew Higbee is one of the most innovative and respectable attorneys I've come to know. I'm proud to have learned from him. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mathew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Higbee is an outstanding attorney. He is an expert in the area of record clearing and is highly regarded throughout the legal community. I strongly recommend Mr. Higbee to any and all individuals seeking representation in criminal defense matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Higbee's expertise, passion, and dedication as an advocate are unparalleled in the legal profession. He genuinely cares about each and every one of his clients, and tirelessly pursues the best possible results for all of them. I strongly and completely endorse Mr. Higbee's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Higbee is an unrelenting advocate. His compassionate dedication to the success of his clients is unrivaled. I have complete confidence in his ability to represent his clients with the highest levels of professionalism."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Higbee for approximately six years. In this time he has been a very conscientious attorney. He takes his clients lives into account to determine the best course of action for their individual case."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mat is simply one of the most professional attorneys I know. My list of attorneys I would hire is short, Higbee & Associates is on that list."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Higbee is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a true credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Mr. Higbee. Mr. Higbee is a very hardworking attorney who is dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Higbee is a true role model in the legal profession. He is not only a great attorney with extensive knowledge and experience, he is also professional, trustworthy, and personable. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Higbee to my friends and family."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Higbee is a solid go-to lawyer for criminal record expungement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is quick thinking, confident, well researched, and secure in his approach: all the rare traits of a good lawyer. And, he is a very likeable person, furthering his impact as an advocate. Whenever asked for a criminal defense referral, I strongly recommend Mr. Higbee as counsel of choice. Without fail, all of my referral’s matters were handled efficiently and effectively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Never strayed from the highest level of professionalism I held him to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Higbee is dedicated to seeking relief for his clients and providing them with the resources to move forward with their lives. He truly believes in what he does and zealously advocates for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Higbee sincerely cares for his clients and the outcome of the cases. He has extensive knowledge in the area of record clearing and has helped many clients clear convictions off their record."
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