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Jagjit Matto

also known as Jag Matto

About me

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



Languages spoken: Hindi, Punjabi

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    13 years, 300 cases
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
    13 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($275-300/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Virginia M Amato

    I endorse this lawyer. I have tried three cases recently with Jag. He works hard to get the best possible outcome for his clients.


    Virginia Amato DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Raymond W. Ejarque

    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.


    Raymond Ejarque DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

119 1st Ave S Ste 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-3400


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum LaudeSeattle University2000
Kelliher AwardSeattle University2000
All American Scholar Collegiate AwardUnited States Achievement Academy2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principle AttorneyMatto Law Firm PLLC2005 - Present
AssociateLaw Office of Phillip Wakefield2003 - 2004
Public DefenderOffice of Assigned Counsel2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Citizen for Judicial ExcellenceMember2013 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
National Criminal Justice Honor SocietyTreasurer1998 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI CASEDismissed
Felony Vehicular Assaultmisdemenor reduction
DUI CASEDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Seattle University School of LawCriminologyOther - Bachelors1998