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5.0 stars 28 totalReview Matthew Wallin
Posted by anonymous
Our teen was facing an expulsion and the specifics surrounding the case were devastating to our family. We were dealing with backlash from our community, the school and social media. The school district was aggressive and wasted no time making sure our teen felt like a criminal. They were dead set on throwing our teen away like garbage based solely off of accusations made by other students. Matt made contact with the district the moment we hired him. He wasted no time. It was obvious he put many long hours into thoughtfully preparing our case. He was prefessional and patient with all of our countless questions. He answered all of our e-mails and never left us hanging to wait for responses. He is incredibly knowledgeable and knew just how to appropriately negotiate with school district administrators who cared only about the image and their political agenda. It didn't take long for the district to understand that they were dealing with a highly skilled attorney and their confidence in their case diminished. Shortly after taking our case the tone from the district changed. Our teen was reinstated and the record will be expunged. What started off as one of the biggest nighmares of our lives, turned out to be the biggest and sweetest victory. Matt gave us our life back, he returned hope to our teen and changed the course of our future for the better. Had we not hired Matt, the district would have inevitably tossed our teen out into the bleak adult educational system where expelled kids are sent, and robbed our teen of traditional high school memories, prom, sports, friends, etc. If you have a child facing expulsion, do not go through that process without an attorney, you will not have a fair chance at beating it. School districts are not upfront about the entire process and Ed. Code doesn't work like the laws outside of school grounds. You need someone experienced who can negotiate on your behalf, who is knowledgeable about Ed. Code, and will be taken seriously by the district. Your best chance is with Matt. I have always said a good attorney is worth their weight in gold, and Matt far exceeded my expectations. It is always smart to have a skilled attorney in your pocket, you never know when you might need one. Skilled attorney's are not cheap, you get what you pay for, and while it did cost us, IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY. We would make the same choice if I had to do it again, we have no regrets. Ultimately this was the life and future of our child at stake, and we would give anything to help our child. I will look back at this situation knowing we won, we came out on top and it wouldn't have been possible had we tried to fight it on our own. Our family owes a great deal of gratitude to Matt, because he worked for us with a sense of urgency, he cared about the outcome, he cared about us. Thank you Matt.
Posted by Ted F
I originally hired attorney Matthew Wallin to represent me for a felony DV several years back. Matthew worked with the DA and no charges were ever filed; however, the arrest remained on my record and I wanted it removed, like it never happened. I hired Matthew to petition the court and have the arrest removed. I was able to experience a very professional attorney, Matthew Wallin, argue the reasons why I should have never of been arrested. The back and forth discussions between he and the judge was an impressive example of an attorney; who not only knows the law, but does so in a respectful and professional manner.
Our petition was granted and my arrest will no long be on my record! Thank you Matthew Wallin!
Posted by Anita
My son was facing a year license suspension due to a prior plead to a wet reckless. We hired Matthew Wallin to represent him in an effort to obtain a restricted license to allow him to travel to and from work and school. He was able to obtain the restricted license. His professional is comforting.
Posted by Jenny
My son was arrested for a DUI with other life changing charges. Matt provided excellent advice and representation through out the entire process. Matt is extremely prompt in responding to emails and phone calls. Yesterday Matt informed us that my son's case was rejected by the DA and no further criminal proceedings would take place. We attribute this success to Matt! If you are in need of an outstanding attorney, Matt is the one!
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 Julie
Thank you Matthew Wallin for a GREAT job representing Nathan! We are grateful for your professional service and for getting Nathan THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME! Wow!
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 Fred
I was arrested and charged with felony grand theft and embezzlement. I was caught stealing over $3,000 in cash from my employer. I was referred to Attorney Matt Wallin of Wallin & Klarich. After meeting with him, my family and I understood the charges against me, the potential consequences, and our approach moving forward to minimize the consequences of my conduct. Attorney Matt Wallin aggressively advocated on my behalf in court with the judge and prosecutors.
First, Attorney Matt Wallin was able to negotiate a REDUCTION OF CHARGES from two felony charges down to one misdemeanor charge. Then Attorney Matt Wallin met with the Judge and worked out a deal where I would complete community service and ALL CHARGES AGAINST ME WOULD BE DROPPED AND DISMISSED.
This allowed me to stay out of jail and avoid any felony or misdemeanor criminal conviction on my record. Thank you Attorney Matt Wallin for protecting my rights, my freedom, and my future.
Posted by Virgina
I was facing the realistic possibility of one-year in Orange County jail. I was in an altercation outside of a bar which resulted in my arrest and multiple criminal charges. I was charged with both Assault (Penal Code section 240) and Battery (Penal Code 242) in Orange County.
I was referred to Matt Wallin by a former client of his who ensured me I would be in the best of hands. Despite my apprehension and embarrassment, Matt Wallin never judged me or made me feel uncomfortable about my circumstances. He explained what he does to advocate for those facing criminal allegations and how is able to achieve favorable outcomes. Matt Wallin delivered on his assurance of excellent communication and diligent legal representation.
The outcome Matt Wallin was able to achieve on my behalf was truly amazing. He was able to negotiate a dismissal of both the assault and battery charges. I felt protected and hopeful throughout the entire process. Thank you Matt Wallin for being my guide through the legal system. Most of all thank you for getting my case dismissed and allowing me to continue on with my life without a criminal record or jail time or community service. Thank you.
Posted by WC
It is my pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Mathew Wallin, he was responsible for handling our case from inception to conclusion, including negotiating a successful resolution to our case.
Mathew is very intelligent in his field and had a strong understanding of our case from day one. We were impressed by his ability to help us understand our situation and the different potential outcome. Not only is he effective and efficient as an attorney, but he also possesses the empathy necessary to understand the client’s emotional support.
We were extremely happy and impressed by the outcome of our case. Mathew was realistic in his explanation of the potential outcome of our case. The actual outcome was better than we ever expected. Mathew definitely over delivered on our expectation.
Throughout our time working with Mathew he kept us in the loop of the necessary information, available at all times, dependable, respectful, supportive, and responsible with our case. Mathew is intelligent, confident, descent and an enjoyable person to work with.
Mathew Wallin’s professionalism and character makes him an outstanding person to represent the Firm of Wallin & Klarich