Wallin & Klarich have been helping clients in need for over 35+ years. Let us help you now!Wallin & Klarich have been helping clients in need for over 35+ years. Let us help you now!Wallin & Klarich have been helping clients in need for over 35+ years. Let us help you now!Wallin & Klarich have been helping clients in need for over 35+ years. Let us help you now!Wallin & Klarich have been helping clients in need for over 35+ years. Let us help you now!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Superb Rated Attorney 10 out of 10||AVVO.com||2016|
|Superb Rated Attorney 10 out of 10||AVVO.com||2015|
|Superb Rated Attorney 10 out of 10||AVVO.com||2014|
|Top Attorney Criminal Defense & DUI||AVVO.com||2014|
|"10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys in California||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Superb Rated Attorney 10 out of 10||AVVO.com||2013|
|Top Attorney Criminal Defense & DUI||AVVO.com||2013|
|Top Lawyers In California||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Top Attorney Criminal Defense & DUI||AVVO.com||2012|
|Superb Rated Attorney 10 out of 10||AVVO.com||2012|
|Top Attorney Criminal Defense & DUI||AVVO.com||2011|
|Superb Rated Attorney 10 out of 10||AVVO.com||2011|
|Certification||National College for DUI Defense, Inc.||2009|
|Notable Mention DUI Trial||Daily Journal (Los Angeles)||2009|
|Notable Mention DUI Trial||Orange County Register||2009|
|Field Sobriety Testing||National Highway Transportation Safety Administration||2009|
|DUI Trial Seminar||National College for DUI Defense||2009|
|Certification||California DUI Lawyer's Association||2009|
|Summer DUI Trial Seminar||College for DUI Defense||2009|
|American Jurisprudence Award (AmJur) - Criminal Law||Chapman University School of Law||2008|
|Wallin $ Klarich Top Defense Firm||OC Metro Magazine||2008|
|Top Attorneys||Orange Coast Magazine||2008|
|DUI Trial Seminar||National College for DUI Defense||2008|
|Juris Doctorate||Chapman University School of Law||2008|
|Attorney||Wallin & Klarich||2008 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|South Orange County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2009 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|People v. MP||Dismissal|
|People v. SL||Dismissal|
|People v. DT||Charges dropped.|
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|Schools.com Law & Criminal Justice||Orange County Creates a Veterans Court - by attorney Matt Wallin||2010|
|Law & Criminal Justice: Court is in Session||Medical Marijuana Sales in California||2010|
|Law & Criminal Justice: Court is in Session||Dismissal of Criminal Charges For Employment Purposes||2010|
|Law & Criminal Justice: Court is in Session||Orange County Collaborative Courts||2010|
|SCHOOLS.com||Infractions, Misdemeanors & Felonies: Understand The Differences||2010|
|Orange County Bar Journal||DUI Defenses||2009|
|Southern California Defense||California Drug Diversion Programs: Penal Code 1000 or Proposition 36?||2009|
|Southern California Defense||DUI Enhancements - VC 23152(a) and VC 23152(b) -||2009|
|Daily Journal||DUI Trial Overview||2009|
|Schools.com||Drunk Driving Laws: Educate Yourself||2009|
|Schools.com||The Burden of Proof In A Criminal Case||2009|
|Southern California Defense||ISSUES THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED AT THE DMV ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE HEARING FOLLOWING A DUI ARREST||2009|
|Southern California Defense Blog||PROSECUTION HAS THE BURDEN TO PROVE THE CONSENT GIVEN TO SEARCH WAS FREE, VOLUNTARY AND UNEQUIVOCAL||2009|
|Southern California Defense||KNOW WHEN YOUR FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED BY THE POLICE||2009|
|Southern California Defense Blog||Standardized Field Sobriety Tests... Do they accurately simulate mental/physical tasks required to drive safely?||2009|
|Southern California Defense Blog||DMV Administrative Per Se Hearing Not In Your Favor - Now What?||2009|
|Southern California Criminal Defense||California Medical Marijuana Laws||2009|
|Southern California Defense Blog||Tension Between Pretextual Stops And Profiling Stops||2009|
|James Publishing publication||DUI Defense||2005|
|Schools.com - Law & Criminal Justice: Court is in Session||One-on-One with Matthew B. Wallin -- Criminal Defense Attorney||N/A|
|Southern California Defense Blog||Orange County Veterans Court Is Designed For Veterans Facing Either Misdemeanor Or Felony Charges||N/A|
|Southern California Defense||Probable Cause To Stop A Vehicle||N/A|
|Southen California Criminal Defense Publication||What To DO and SAY When Stopped By Police?||N/A|
|Southern California Defense Blog||Scope of Law Enforcement Authority During A Traffic Stop||N/A|
|Southern California Defense Blog||California DUI - No Drive Defense||N/A|
|Southern California Defense Blog||When Does MIRANA Apply?||N/A|
|Chapman University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||Law and Society||BS - Bachelor of Science||2004|
|The Sports Radio Network||Sports & The Law||2010|
|Orange County Bar Association||Criminal Defense Overview||2010|
|Chapman School of Law||Criminal Defendants With Disabilities||2010|
|MCLE Seminar||Gender Bias In The Legal Profession||2009|
|Chapman University School of Law||Individuals with Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System||2008|
Posted by anonymous
Here is my story. One day I come home and go to check the mail and to my surprise I have a letter from the DA saying I am being charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, stemming from an accidental overdose 16 months ago. To top it off it stated that I had to appear in court 2 days later!
After that much time had elapsed I figured nothing would come of it, but to my surprise sure enough the letter came. Now having never been given more than a speeding ticket, to say I was totally freaked out would be an understatement. After the initial shock settled down, I knew I had to seek legal counsel immediately, so I started researching law firms ASAP. I narrowed it down to a few that had good reviews on the internet. Now mind you this was in the evening (probably around 8 pm) so I immediately started making calls to a few firms that looked reputable. LUCKILY for me I called the law firm of Wallin & Klarich (who have been in the business for 30+ years). Having called so late and leaving messages for a few firms so late at night, I wasn't expecting a call back until the next day. To my surprise, I got a call back almost immediately from Paul Wallin about 20 minutes after I left the voicemail (very, very professional).
I told him my story and he went over some of the laws and possible scenarios that I would be looking at. He let me know because of the location and the fact that his son is in that particular courthouse everyday, his son Matt Wallin would be handling my case. With my court date only 2 days away, I was in their office the next morning.
I spoke with another one of their knowledgable attorneys, Stephen Klarich, because as he is everyday, Matt was in court that day. He thoroughly explained the process, possible outcomes and put me more at ease and reassured me I was in good hands with Matt, not only because of his vast knowledge, but because he's basically in that particular courthouse everyday and has a great rapport with the DA and the other power players there.
So the day after that I met Matt at the courthouse, he looked over the police report and told me he was pretty confident he could get my case dismissed. He said he couldn't guarantee a dismissal, but was fairly confident he could. Again I appreciated the honesty, and was starting to feel better about the whole thing.
So I spoke with Matt a couple times over the phone before my next court appearance, and he let me know he initially said he couldn't guarantee a dismissal, but after a few conversations with the DA, the case was going to get dismissed. To say I was elated would not even be close to explain how I felt. So at the next court appearance, just as Matt had said, CASE DISMISSED!!!!!
No plea deal, no drug diversion, an outright dismissal! I cannot stress to you how relieved and happy I was that I chose Matt and his law firm to handle my case. Professional from beginnning to end.
So if you are ever in trouble with the law, or need a lawyer, please do not hesitate to call Wallin & Klarich. They are a top notch law firm and you will not be disappointed.
Thank you again Matt, you are the absolute best!
Posted by anonymous
I personally selected lawyer Matthew Wallin to handle my extremely delicate criminal case. My personal and professional well being hinged on a favorable decision. This was about survival not only for me but for those I employ. The ability to care for my elderly father and two young adult children were additionally at risk.
Our professional relationship spans several years. I have been fortunate to witness Matthew Wallin’s abilities first hand. Like I have said before to Matt, "it is nice to have the Michael Jordan of attorneys" representing me.
In my opinion his experience and knowledge provided me the best possible outcome. Whether it be negotiating with a District Attorney or carefully presenting the facts to a panel at the DMV hearing.
I was expecting to retain the best available attorney and frankly believe I did so.
Posted by anonymous
My son was charged with a drug crime and faced substantial jail time. Attorney Matt Wallin represented my son in court and during extensive negotiations with the prosecutors and judge. Attorney Matt Wallin calmly and realistically presented the legal options and consequences of the case. I was extremely pleased by his professionalism, knowledge and availability throughout the criminal court process.
Because of Attorney Matt Wallin’s dynamic personality and outstanding relations with the court, he saved my son from going to jail. He was able to convince the prosecutor that my son was worthy of drug treatment and rehabilitation in lieu of any jail time. Even more remarkable, the criminal case against my son will be dropped and DISMISSED, never appearing on my son’s record.
Attorney Matt Wallin resolved the case with my son beyond our expectations. I have no hesitations in highly recommending his office and services.
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