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About me

I am a trial attorney with more than 17 years of legal experience. I have a Bachelors degree in Accounting and started my legal career as a tax lawyer for Arthur Andersen doing tax planning for High Net Worth individuals. I am a licensed California Real Estate Broker and hold a patent for an online mortgage processing system.


Many of my cases involve complex financial and legal issues, including those where domestic violence allegations have caused an interplay between the family law court and a criminal proceeding.


My unique background offers me the perspective to identify opportunities that are not readily apparent to other attorneys. That is why they regularly retain me as associate counsel to handle litigation matters on issues related to criminal defense, family law and real estate.


I also act as a private fiduciary/trustee for High Net Worth clients who require real estate and asset management services.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Family: 40%
  3. Real Estate: 20%



Hourly ($400-475/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles B. Witham

    I am pleased to endorse Matt Dearmey as an excellent and well respected attorney. Matt and I have several common clients, and he consistently demonstrates his abilities as a diligent, conscientious, and talented lawyer. I recommend his services without hesitation.


    Charles Witham Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert R Beauchamp

    Matt is a great lawyer and a great person. More energy than 99% of all lawyers


    Robert Beauchamp Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

950 W 17th St Ste A
Santa Ana, CA, 92706-3556


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of San DiegoAccountingOther - Bachelors1995