Matt Kaiser has represented hundreds of clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Matt has represented corporate executives and folks living on the streets. He has represented large corporations in sophisticated civil cases, and individuals in less complicated matters.
He has defended people accused of almost every kind of federal crime including tax evasion, bribery, fraud, drug dealing, arson, weapons charges, and violating export controls. Matt has helped people with trials, appeals, and post conviction petitions, and he has represented people and corporations in both state and federal courts.
Matt Kaiser is a magna cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. Immediately following graduation, he clerked for The Honorable Catherine C. Blake on the United States District Court for the District
of Maryland. He was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland. He has been an attorney at two major law firms in the District of Columbia - Williams & Connolly LLP and Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. Matt graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with departmental honors from The College of Wooster, and holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Tulane University.
Matt has written on a number of topics in criminal law and procedure. His publications have appeared in the Legal Times, The National Law Journal, and The Georgetown Law Journal. He is a member of the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, an invitation-only professional organization devoted to white collar criminal practice.
Matt is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C., the United States District Courts in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
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- Criminal Law
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- White Collar Crime
- Appeals & Appellate
- Broker Fraud
- Federal Criminal Defense
- Fraud Crimes
- General Civil
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- 3rd Circuit
- 4th Circuit
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- 7th Circuit
- D.C. Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- English: Spoken, Written
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- Georgetown University Law Center
- Tulane University
- M.A. / Philosophy
- The College of Wooster
- B.A. / Philosophy
- Maryland State Bar
- District of Columbia State Bar
- The Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court
- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
- Bar Association of DC
- Board of Governors
- Hearing Panel for the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility
- D.C. Bar's Practice Management Committee
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- The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog
- Lack of probable cause and overbroad search warrant; “Good-Faith Exception” and theory of abandonment rejected–Police lacked probable cause to seek and obtain overbroad warrant to search cell phone located in home: United States v. Ezra Griffith, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 13-3061, Aug. 18, 2017).
21 August 2017
- Mandamus– petitioner satisfies stringent showing to justify removal of trial judge: United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 17-1156, Aug. 9, 2017).
10 August 2017
- Ineffective Assistance– trial counsel’s crafting of idiosyncratic defense and failure to secure assistance of expert witness leads to overturning of decision rejecting claim of ineffective assistance in defense of child sex conviction: United States v. Brandon Laureys, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 15-3032, August 8, 2017).
10 August 2017
- Ineffective Assistance– trial counsel’s wholesale ineffective assistance in investigating evidence of key witness’ bias leads to overturning of narcoterrorism claim: United States v. Khan Mohammed, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 16-3102, July 21, 2017).
25 July 2017
- Grossly Improper Closing Argument and Ineffective Assistance– prosecutor’s blatant misstatement of law and insufficient evidence requires reversal and dismissal of conspiracy and tax charges against one defendant; co-defendant prevails on unreliable loss calculations/sentencing issue and remand for evaluation of ineffective assistance claims: United States v. Davis, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 15-3044, July 21, 2017)
24 July 2017
- 9th Circuit: Court upholds illegal reentry defendant’s collateral attack of deportation
18 July 2017
- 9th Circuit: Oregon third-degree robbery not a “violent felony”
28 June 2017
- 9th Circuit: Rehearing denied in case barring sentencing judge from overriding affirmative jury finding of drug quantity; district court erred in barring defendant from arguing that statute did not apply to his postings on child porn bulletin board; jury instruction in firearms-transportation case erroneously failed to require intent to commit particular crime charged
25 June 2017
- 9th Circuit: Where purportedly administrative search of truck would not have occurred but for tip suggesting drug smuggling, evidence recovered during search must be suppressed
18 June 2017
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