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Over 40 Years of Experience in Criminal Defense Providing Trusted Legal Counsel in Long Beach.

Attorney Leonard MatsukAttorney Leonard Matsuk

Backed By More Than 40 Years of Experience

For more than 40 years, I have successfully defended many hundreds of clients accused of a wide range of criminal charges — from drunk driving to murder and from first-time juvenile offenders to corporate CEOs accused of white collar crimes. In that time and unlike many other attorneys, I have also I have argued over 100 cases to a jury and approximately 200 to a court without a jury.

Attorney Leonard Matsuk Has Practiced in Various Areas

I have been practicing for more than 40 years in the Greater Long Beach Area, including:

  • Norwalk
  • Downey
  • Bellflower
  • Compton
  • Long Beach
  • Orange County

Due to this wide range of experience, I have a deep understanding of our local justice system, including the various police departments, the judges, prosecutors, and juries.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. 1976
  • California State University at Long Beach, B.A. 1972

Professional Recognition

  • Lawyer of the Year, 2002, Long Beach Bar Association
  • Southern California "Super Lawyer", Criminal Defense, 2004 and 2005
  • "AV Preeminent" (Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Memberships

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Long Beach Bar Foundation (Past President)
  • Long Beach Barristers (Past President)
  • Project Shortstop, a juvenile crime diversion program (Senior Instructor)

To learn more about how Attorney Leonard Matsuk handles cases, read his interview.

Our Victories

Take a look at our most recent wins!
  • Informal Probation Client Accused of Attempting to Carry a Gun on an Aircraft
  • No Jail Time or Probation Client Arrested for Fraud in Federal Sting Operation
  • Charges Reduced Client Charged in Federal Court with Multiple Counts of Drug Sales
  • No Time in Custody & No Probation Client Charged with Conspiring to Sell Marijuana
  • Case Dismissed Client Charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Charges Dismissed Client Charged with Battery on a Police Officer
  • Charges Dismissed Client Charged with Child Endangerment
  • Not Guilty Client Charged with Robbery After Police Chase
  • Not Guilty Client Accused of Assaulting a Victim Inside Their Home
  • Case Dismissed Father of Three Accused of Child Abuse

Our Testimonials

Hear from our former clients about their experience with the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk. We are proud to protect the rights of the accused and be their trusted advocates in their time of need. Experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of case types, we are prepared to defend you.
  • “Very fast and was kept updated step by step through the processes.”


  • “He can help in a big way”


  • “Call Mr. Matsuk”

    Former Client

  • “We can't Thank Leonard enough!”


  • “Satisfied client!”


  • “You have been amazing through this process”


  • “Thank you Leonard Matsuk. You ROCK!”


  • “The best out there!”

    Former Client

  • “His expertise is best seen in the courtroom.”


  • “5 stars for the whole staff.”


  • “I would want someone too to make an effort this great on my behalf...”


  • “I can say thankful the issue was resolved with the BEST possible outcome.”


  • “I highly recommend Mr. Matsuk for any complicated issue.”


  • “Thanks for a job well done.”


  • “Leonard Matsuk is an honest and conscientious criminal defense attorney”

    Former Client