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The culture I employ in my practice is distinctive. Instead of hierarchy, I work in an environment where cooperation with my clients is key. Because I operate without layers of bureaucracy, I maintain a direct communication and close working relationship with my clients.


My flexibility enables me to assemble solutions to address your legal needs efficiently and effectively. My connection with other attorneys in the Anchorage legal community offers the strength and depth of a large firm, without sacrificing the responsiveness and personal service you receive from a solo practitioner.


On a daily basis, I achieve excellence in the practice of law, emphasizing practical problem solving, high-quality legal work, and cost-effective management of client matters. I endeavor to be a skilled client counselor as well as a lawyer. My approach to the practice and my commitment to quality of life combine to create a stimulating, informal, and ethical work environment. I take my work seriously, but not myself.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    3 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    6 years
  3. Appeals: 20%
    6 years
  4. Family: 10%
    3 years
  5. Social Security: 5%
    2 years



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  • Pearlette Vivian Toussant

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Michalski for over twenty years. He is an upstanding and trusted member of both the legal community specifically and the Anchorage and surrounding areas generally. Without hesitation, I recommend and endorse him for your legal issues.


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Contact info

135 Christensen Drive
Suite 2A
Anchorage, AK, 99501


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMatthew Michalski, Attorney at Law2013 - Present
Assistant Municipal ProsecutorMunicipality Of Anchorage2009 - 2013
Legal InternRonald A. Peterson Law Clinic2008 - 2008
Legal InternMunicipality Of Anchorage2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Boyd v. Municipality of Anchorage WL 1506160Positive memorandum decision
Osip v. Municipality of Anchorage WL 3764483Positive memorandum decision
Allen v. Municipality of Anchorage WL 6576736Positive memorandum decision
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Art Institute of SeattleAudio ProductionAssociate of Applied Arts1998
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeMusic (Performing)BA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
APD trainingPhoto lineups and showups2012