Free Consultation: (732) 887-2479Tap to Call This Lawyer
PREMIUM
Leon Matchin
  • Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • New Jersey
Review This Lawyer
Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Reviewed by H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. May 21, 2018
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have known Leon for about 15 years being a local attorney in town. I have seen him come up the ranks and I am impressed. I can say without hesitation that anyone who hire him as their attorney will have a real fighter on their side.
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII PlatinumSocial Media
Summary

I always knew I would be an attorney because my uncle was a prosecutor and then a successful defense attorney and I wanted to do what he did. I graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1998 and I started Seton Hall University School of Law at Newark, New Jersey the fall of that same year. I attended law school part time, however, because I also worked a full time job at a law firm in Elizabeth, New Jersey from which it was an easy 15 minute commute to my night classes. That was my life for four years until I graduated Seton Hall in 2002 and immediately hung my shingles. I never worked for anyone as a practicing attorney, except my clients of course. After all, I did everything an attorney does at the firm I worked at while attending law school for four years, except representing clients in court. Still, I accompanied the attorneys I worked for plenty of times on the cases I worked on, filed motions, briefs, etc… When I got my license to practice, I was ready to go out on my own. I was 26 years old. My four years working and studying gave me the confidence and knowledge to take such a leap of faith at such a young age.
I am still working for myself as a practicing attorney to this day representing clients in court charged with various criminal, drunk driving and traffic offenses.

Practice Areas
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I meet with clients for 30 minutes at no charge to the client.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
3rd Circuit
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian
Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Law Office of Leon Matchin LLC
- Current
Clerk
Law offices of Robert Diorio
- Current
Adjunct Professor
State University of New York Stony Brook
-
Education
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D.
Seton Hall University School of Law Logo
State University of New York - Stony Brook
B.A. (1998) | History and Political Science
-
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Intramural Basketball and President of Alpha Epsilon Pi Iolta Delta Chapter Senior Year of College
State University of New York - Stony Brook Logo
Awards
Top 10
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service
A+
Better Business Bureau
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Featured Attorney
Avvo
Client's Choice
Avvo
Professional Associations
South Jersey Legal Services (Private Attorney Involvement Program)
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Federal Court Third Circuit
Secretary
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
New Jersey State Bar  # 000062002
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Preparing for a DUI Marijuana Charge
Leon Matchin
Caught Toking and Driving?
Attorney Leon Matchin
Speaking Engagements
Criminal and DUI Representation
BNI
Future Lawyers
Law Club
Internship , Business Law Class , Rutgers University
Rutgers University Business Law Class
Spoke before an intern's business law class at his university. The intern interned for me during his last semester of college.
Certifications
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Municipal Court Trial Attorney
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Websites & Blogs
Website
Leon Matchin's Website Profile
Website
Law Office of Leon Matchin LLC Website
Legal Answers
235 Questions Answered

Q. I wanted to know if fingerprint evidence needs to be handed over in Discovery
A: if the state is using it to prove the case then yes definitely if not you may request it as exculpatory evidence and if they refuse you file a motion with the court
Q. What exactly is considered "peering" in windows. And how high is the burden of proof?
A: burden of proof is beyond reasonable doubt
Q. How close do you have to be to a window to be charged with peering in the window?
A: It depends on whether you are with or without binoculars and/or a telescope.
View More Answers
Contact & Map
Law Office of Leon Matchin LLC
Milltown, New Jersey - Main Office
86 Washington Ave.
Milltown, NJ 08850
Telephone: (732) 887-2479
Fax: (732) 662-7660
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Toggle tool

There are no recently viewed profiles.

There are no saved profiles.

There are no profiles to compare.

Select up to 3 lawyers.

Compare