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Jagjit Matto

DUI and DWI Attorney at Kent, WA

5.0   335 reviews

also known as Jag Matto


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About Jagjit

Learn Jagjit’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%

    20 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    20 years, 12,000 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    5%

    20 years, 3,000 cases

  4. Violent crime
    5%

    20 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

 

Licensed for 19 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Jagjit

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

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Of The Best
I got a ticket for slight speeding around the town and as soon as I passed all the information to him, he took care of everything and I did absolutely nothing while I was focusing on my daily routines and didn’t have to check on the process. True master at his work. 100% easy and stress free
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence Assault 4 Dismissed
Very happy to say that Jag was able to get my case dismissed. I hired him and he handled everything perfectly.
Posted by Pilot | January 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Work With Again
Jag helped me get rid of a pretty hefty ticket; alleviated a lot of stress associated with the ticket. Jag was very quick and responsive to my questions regarding the case, letting Jag take on the case gave me a lot of peace of mind. His reputation serves him well.
Response from Jagjit Matto January 24, 2023
Your very welcomed. I am glad I was able to get you reckless driving criminal case dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend
I’ve been working with Mr Matto for less than a year, he’s 100% transparent when communicating. I was dealing with a violation of my no contact order, the evidence wasn’t accurate compared to the proof I provided that Mr Matto recommended to present and today it was dismissed. Thanks to this man I can move on with my life
Posted by Bogdan | January 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Jag comes highly recommended by everyone I asked. And now I can vouch for him as well. He's professional, knowledgeable, and a great communicator. He helped me deal with a traffic infraction, and at each step I knew what to expect and what to do. Thank you, Jag!
Posted by Alexander | January 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication, great results
Jag has proven to be fantastic. I highly recommend his services to anyone looking.
Posted by Michael | January 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
DISMISSED
Best words to hear! Dismissed..! Professional and on point .. jag is great and involved with the car community....understands tickets happen but see if jag can help...you out.
Posted by David | January 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed!
The past 5 years I have referred Jag. Why? He has had all the speeding and wreck-less tickets I’ve know all dismissed without us having to be present in court or in the zoom meeting. Most recently, a family member had two speeding tickets within a month and Jag represented him and GOT IT DISMISSED again.
Posted by Victoria | January 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Professional
My brother in law recommended Jagjit for my speeding ticket. He got back to me quick and got right on it! I am very thankful for his time and effort! I would definitely recommend!
Posted by Dylan | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Wonderful work! Got the ticket dismissed for me and I didn’t have to do a thing! Won’t hesitate to hire again if I’m even in a tight spot!
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First ticket and first dismissal
Hired Jag for my first speeding ticket based on many recommendations from friends and acquaintances. He was able to get my ticket dismissed. I only wish I was given a quick explanation of what to expect since I was unfamiliar with the process. However, he got it done and I'm happy with the results.
Posted by Parker | December 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissed a ticket and saved on insurance!
Was involved in an accident and the person played victim which resulted in months of headache and back and forth to determined fault. Jag Matto made it so easy and stress free. I am in awe in the process and is so happy to now getting the settlement i deserve.
Posted by Troy | December 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket dismissed
I was going over 120 mph in my 911 & when I slowed down to 99 mph the police pulled me over. I was issued a speeding ticket for 99mph. I hired Jag immediately and 2 months later it’s dismissed. Easy transaction, very professional and I’d recommend him with high regards. This is the place to be!!! I owe you a ride at high speeds Jag. Thank you
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Posted by Fernando | December 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and easy
Jag made the process of a ticket going away super easy and simple! Highly recommend!
Posted by Kevin | December 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t have gotten a better outcome
Jag got my speeding ticket dismissed, even with me waiting until after the deadline to contest it before I contacted him.
Posted by Han | December 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in the world, period!
I received a speeding ticket on i90 east on the way to ellensburg. I've been told that Kittitas county is difficult to fight when it comes to speeding tickets, but Jag handled it efficiently and had it dismissed. He's known to be the best, and definitely did not disappoint. I recommend Jag and his team without any worries.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Jag.
Jag was recommended to me by a professional real estate broker, who told me Jag is THE best lawyer for dealing with citations. I hired Jag and he got the citation dismissed. Jag is very responsive and very good at his job. I also recommend Jag if you have to deal with a citation.
Posted by Eyobel | December 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I have hired Jagjit to represent me for my dui and he helped with my case so much. He got it dismissed and that was a relief. He is always available and always answers your questions. He is an amazing lawyer and works hard on every case no matter how small it is. (I recently hired him for heavy weight semi truck volition and got that dismissed for me as well. It was quick and easy process.
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Posted by Sonu | December 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done, every time!!!
Jag has helped me get traffic violations dismissed since 2006. He’s reliable, prompt with updates, and always gets the job done. He is fantastic to work with and I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Ticket got dismissed
Jag did an amazing job on my case. Made the process very easy and was able to help me fight my ticket. All of my friends use him, and now I will continue to as well. I could not be happier with my experience with Jag
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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

Legal Cases

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

  • 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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