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Jagjit Matto

DUI and DWI Attorney at Kent, WA

5.0   569 reviews

also known as Jag Matto

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jagjit

Learn Jagjit’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%

    21 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    21 years, 12,000 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    5%

    21 years, 3,000 cases

  4. Violent crime
    5%

    21 years, 100 cases

At The Matto Law Firm, P.L.L.C., I work on criminal defense cases every day. I am in court every week representing the interests of my clients.  I have helped hundreds of people accused of crimes such as DUI, Hit and Run, and Assaults.  I understand that this is probably the most serious accusation you have ever faced and will ever face.  I know that your license, your freedom, and perhaps your job are at stake.  I am here to help you navigate the confusing and scary world that becomes your reality when you are issued a Washington State criminal citation.  The potential consequences of criminal misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor convictions can include up to a year of jail time, up to five thousand dollars in fines, mandatory substance evaluation and treatment programs, denial of federal education loans, bar to future employment, and potential deportation for non-US citizens. 

When you hire my firm to represent you, you can expect to be advised about every step in your case and to receive advice about the strengths and weaknesses of the State’s case.  You can also expect my firm to argue court motions on your behalf, including, if possible a motion to suppress evidence, and negotiate aggressively for a reduction or dismissal of charges.  For instance, in many cases, convictions and incarceration have been avoided altogether.  However, each client’s case is unique and past results are not a guarantee of any particular resolution of your case.

Our goal is to provide strong and effective legal representation to our clients.  I care about individual rights and I limit the number of clients, so I can achieve optimal results.  I effectively and aggressively represent your rights

 

Location

Jagjit Matto
15215 SE 272nd St.
Ste 110
Kent, WA, 98042

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Joey | April 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
57 in a 40 - Dismissed
Super simple process, just sent over a picture of my ticket, sent payment, and then Jag got my ticket dismissed within a few months. Would definitely recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in the Pacific Northwest.
A family member of mine received a ticket for allegedly going 80 in a 60. I had messaged Jag, and within moments I had the ticket sent out to him. Waited for a few weeks and I received a message saying the tickets dismissed. I’ve always used Jag in the past and will always recommend family and friends to him truly one of the best attorneys in the PNW. Thank you Jag!
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing outcome!
In February 2022, i made a really stupid mistake that could've ruined my life for a very long time. It was a felony that could've put me in jail, along with thousands in fines. The first thing i did was contact Jag and he was helpful from day 1. He explains everything in detail, picks up every call and answers every text. My case was lowered to a simple misdemeanor with very reasonable terms. Thank you!
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Response from Jagjit Matto April 18, 2024
My pleasure sir. A felony eluding charge is a serious offense that requires mandatory jail and 1 year license suspension. I am glad I was able to get this offense reduced to a simple misdemeanor with no jail and no license suspension. Here to help!
Posted by Sunny Singh | April 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The BEST hands down!
Jag has been my family and mines lawyer for almost 10 years, and never fails to disappoint, from a minor infraction to any other legal troubles. HIGHLY recommend Jag for any of your legal needs!
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in PNW
Jag, is a master of his craft. He is always great to communicate with and wins all cases. If you receive a ticket don’t think twice just hire him right away.
Posted by Jacob | April 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding tickets dismissed
I hired Jagjit to handle multiple speeding tickets fot me. He got then both dismissed without me doing anything. I heavily recommend him! Thank you Jagjit!
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AROUND
I was down on my luck and was arrested in two separate counties and received two different charges. I was charged with Assault as well as Violation of a Domestic Violence Protection Order. I was referred to Jag by a friend who assured me that this guy knew what he was doing. My friend was not wrong. Jag worked his magic and was able to get both cases DISMISSED!!!! He has literally been a blessing from God, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney. His reputation and experience precedes him. He his extremely responsive and actually cares about his clients. Overtime, he was not just my attorney anymore, but he became a friend. Don't waste your time looking for other criminal defense attorneys and hire Jag if you want your case dismissed so that you can move on with your life.
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Response from Jagjit Matto April 12, 2024
Thank you for the kind words. I strive to get my clients the best possible outcome and I couldn't have done any better on these two cases.
Posted by Chingun | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did it again!
Welp… Here I am again haha. I think this is the fourth or fifth time Jag has taken care of a ticket for me. I think it is safe to say that he is the man and if I get another ticket (hopefully not but probably will), I will have him on a speed dial :)
Posted by Patrick | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The man. The Myth. The Legend
Thank you again for a completely seamless experience. I had a handful of violations that I put off and just didn’t know where to begin to reinstate my license. Reached out to Jag and with almost no effort on my end, everything was taken care of. It’s magic. I will always use you in the future. Very professional and knowledgeable. Much appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2024
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Dismissed my tickets, highly recommend!
I received tickets in the mail for 2nd degree negligent driving and failure to yield and Jag was able to dismiss both. He’s very nice and responds very quickly, highly recommend!
Posted by Awil | April 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Review
I had the pleasure of working with jagjit matto recently, and I cannot recommend their services highly enough. From the outset, their communication was impeccable, always keeping me informed and addressing any concerns promptly. Not only were they professional and responsive, but they also demonstrated a genuine dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for my case. Thanks to their strategic approach and diligent efforts, we were able to resolve the matter efficiently and successfully. I am truly grateful for their outstanding representation and would not hesitate to enlist their services again in the future. If you're seeking a knowledgeable, reliable, and results-driven lawyer, look no further than jagjit matto .
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Response from Jagjit Matto April 11, 2024
Your extremely welcomed my friend. I was thrilled to get the hit and run attended case dismissed!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired Jag to help me with a first time traffic offense. He was able to get me one of the best possible outcomes. He made sure I was knowledgable about the whole process and made me feel very secure in this process.
Posted by Alex | April 9, 2024
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The very best
I’ve worked with Jag for close to a decade now, he has never once delivered anything less than an exceptional result. Always very friendly and communicative. I’ve sent over many,many referrals and I will continue to do so.
Posted by Matt | April 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reduced DUI Charge
I contacted Jag after an arrest for DUI in Seattle and he immediately responded to meet him for a consultation (one calendar day after my arrest, on a Sunday, even). At the consultation he went over my options, his approach, cost, and assured me he would do his best. I think the best advice he gave me was to still live my life and to not let the inevitable judgement consume me - it would be handled appropriately in time. After hiring, I followed his recommendations, performed the necessary obligations (alcohol assessment, dui victims panel, DOL hearing), and followed the recommendation from my assessment (e.g. intensive outpatient and outpatient therapy). All told, Jag was able to strike an agreement with the prosecutor for me to plea down to a Negligent Driving in the 1st degree instead of a DUI. No active probation, no mandatory jail time or mandatory fine (suspended sentences) - just court fees, abstaining from the vices that got me in this position, and following the law/no future criminal convictions. I recommend Jag wholeheartedly. He put my mind at ease from the beginning, handled all of the administrative court paperwork throughout the process, and attended almost all court hearings on my behalf. Now that it's all behind me, I'm ready to move on with my life, while remembering the things I've learned and what got me in this position in the first place. Thanks for all of your help, Jag!
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Response from Jagjit Matto April 11, 2024
Thank you for the kind words Matt. I wish you the very best moving forward and am always here if you need anything
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
DUI CASE
I have worked with Jag many times for traffic violations. He has gotten every single one of those incidents dismissed and is always prompt, professional, and efficient. Unfortunately, I had a situation where I was charged with a DUI with an accident involved. Jag immediately began handling my case and walked me through everything, soothing my worries at the time. I was very happy with the outcome. The charge was amended to reckless driving, I did not face any jail time, did not need a breathalyzer. Overall, I am very happy with Jag's services and will continue to use him for all of my infractions. I could not recommend him enough.
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Posted by HS | April 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Jagjit Matto is the lawer you need!!
This is the second time I’ve required Jag’s legal representation, and he does not disappoint! Without hesitation I would recommend him, 10/10. In 2018, Jagjit Matto was recommend to me by a friend when I was dealing with a criminal case (I was facing the possibility of jail time and fines imposed by the courts). Jag got the case completely dismissed in a quick and timely fashion. Most recently, I received a speeding ticket from WSP on I-5. It was a no brainer to hire Jag again! The ticket was dismissed today! Jagjit Matto is the man, and the only lawyer I would turn to for criminal or traffic court issues. He is professional, kind, and knows the law extremely well. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Lisa | April 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Ticket dismissal
Jagjit was very easy to work with and got my speeding ticket dismissed, would definitely recommend!
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissed speeding ticket
I was driving in the carpool lane late at night after having a drink and was doing about 70 mph. I was pulled over by an undercover cop camping in the right lane driving slow. He put his lights on and pulled me over. I didn’t argue and accepted the ticket. Called Jag the next morning and he said to send the ticket and payment over. About a month later Jag texts me saying it’s dismissed!!!! No headache, didn’t have to appear in court, and best of all no record! Couldn’t recommend Jag enough. I definitely will continue using him in the future
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2024
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Great
Awesome communication and very friendly. Jagjit was quick to answer any questions and extremely helpful with guiding me through the process. Great experience overall!
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissed
My lawyer was able to dismiss my ticket. He spent a long time gathering everything he needed for the court date to dismiss the ticket.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principle Attorney
  • Matto Law Firm PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Phillip Wakefield
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Public Defender
  • Office of Assigned Counsel
  • 2003 - 2003

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2003
  • Seattle University
  • Bachelors
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI - DISMISSED
  • DISMISSED
  • DUI CASE
  • Reduced to Negligent Driving
  • DUI CASE
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Top 100 in the Nation
  • 2023 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Citizen for Judicial Excellence
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Treasurer
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Honors and Awards

  • Best DUI Lawyers in Aubern
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Contributor Level 5
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 2021 Top 10 DUI/DWI Attorney's
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2019
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Completion - Defending DUI's in Washington
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2007
  • Cum Laude
  • Seattle University
  • 2000
  • All American Scholar Collegiate Award
  • United States Achievement Academy
  • 2000
  • Kelliher Award
  • Seattle University
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Crminal Law Blog
  • Matto Law Firm
  • 2016
  • DUI Blog
  • Matto Law Firm
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (10)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse Jag Matto. He is an Icon in the defense community. Jag is a phenomenal attorney, quite possibly one of the best in our State. He is highly respected by judges, prosecutors, court clerks, and defense attorneys alike. You cannot go wrong with having Jag on your side. I recommend him without reservation for any DUI, DWI, Speeding, or Criminal Defense matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jag Matto for many years. For years I would only see him in court and all I could do was marvel at the way he reassured his clients. Each time I saw him in court, with or without a client he was a friendly face that reassures even attorneys, for whom, appearing in a courtroom setting may still be nerve wracking. But, watching his clients being counseled, reassured and then prepared for each step of the upcoming hearing was inspiring. Because I believe, as an attorney myself, that the client deserves the very best in and out of the courtroom, I could easily recognize that Jag has a similar philosophy towards his clients. He sweeps them in and out and through the legal system as though it is merely a walk in the park. If you want that sort of attorney at the helm of your legal case, then you shouldn't hesitate before calling Jag Matto for help. Besides all that, for me, his beard is enviably amazing. If only I could sport one as naturally impressive as his :)"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Motto is a well known attorney who works hard for his clients in order to give them the best results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jag for many years and can say without a doubt that he is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is respected by his peers within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Mr. Matto in court and he is a great advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have always known Mr. Matto to be highly knowledgeable, attentive and professional, in addition to being well respected by judges, prosecutor and fellow attorneys alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm happy to be able to write an endorsement for Jag. He is a hardworking and effective attorney. I'm always impressed with the effort he puts into fighting for his clients. He is knowledgeable, aggressive and gets results. In addition, his demeanor is calm, friendly and empathetic. If I ever get in trouble I will call Jag."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jag is an excellent attorney. I know him both as a colleague and as a lawyer who represented my son for a speeding traffic ticket. Jag is experienced, aggressive and responsive. I have no hesitation recommending him as a fellow bar member and a valued colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Matto is an excellent Attorney. We have worked along side each other in Court for many years, and occasionally we have worked together on cases. I know Jag has the experience, knowledge and skill to help people experiencing criminal charges, including DUI. There is no question he will fight hard to get his clients the best possible outcome in their case. Because of this, I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have tried three cases recently with Jag. He works hard to get the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jag Matto for many years. He is an honest and effective advocate for his clients. He works extremely hard to advocate for his clients and obtain the best possible result for their case. I have seen him successfully communicate with prosecutors and judges to help win his clients' cases. I would strongly endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work.Jag is a highly competent, aggressive attorney with experience in courts throughout the Puget Sound area. I recommend him without reservation.""
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Matto is a true professional. He work ethic is one to none. If you are looking for a dedicated legal advocate and can settle for only the best result, selecting Mr. Matto will not disappoint."
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