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.
- Business Law
- Criminal Law
- Securities Law
- White Collar Crime
- Appeals & Appellate
- Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
- Federal Criminal Defense
- Fraud Crimes
- General Civil
- Government Investigations
- 3rd Circuit
- 4th Circuit
- 6th Circuit
- 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
- KaiserDillon PLLC
- 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
- KaiserDillon PLLC Website
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- Matthew G. Kaiser's Litigation Website Profile
- The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog
- Finally, the Government is held to the same standard(s) as criminal defendants on appeal…
4 February 2019
- After Sentencing, Defense Counsel Learns a Juror Failed to Disclose Material Information During Pretrial Voir Dire. Now what?
8 October 2018
- A Generic Appeal Waiver Doesn’t Preclude Claim of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel at Sentencing—In re Sealed Case, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 16-3005 (Aug. 17, 2018).
25 August 2018
- Safety Valve: Statutory Construction Saves the Day in International Interdiction Appeal; Inter-Circuit Split Noted—United States v. Alfredo Mosquera-Murillo, et al, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 16-309 (Aug. 24, 2018).
25 August 2018
- A money-laundering conviction reversed for insufficient evidence plus the D.C. Circuit agrees that individualized jury determinations of drug quantity in conspiracy prosecutions are necessary to trigger mandatory minimum sentences – United States v. Calvin Stoddard, et al, __ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 15-3060 (June 15, 2018).
17 June 2018
- A deficient Rule 11 plea colloquy, plain error imposition of a consecutive sentence and an upwards departure that lacked a reasoned explanation: United States v. Dawayne Brown, et al, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 15-3056 (June 15, 2018).
16 June 2018
- A masterclass on the doctrines of Law of the Case, Waiver, Forfeiture, Remand and on Firearm and Role-in-the-Offense enhancements–plain error results in a remand: United States v. Miller, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 17-3001 (May 18, 2018).
28 May 2018
- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel–When the Sentencing Guidelines’ Language Controls the Commentary: United States v. Winstead, _ F.3d _ (D.C. Circuit, No. 12-3036 (May 25, 2018)
27 May 2018
- So you want to serve your sentence at home?
17 May 2018
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