San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas P. Matthews.


Thomas P. Matthews

“I can not thank Mr. Thomas P. Matthews enough for keeping me out of jail. Tom was an amazing criminal defense attorney. I was facing multiple years in prison and was very nervous and more afraid than i had ever been in my life. Tom calmed me down and made me feel comfortable about the whole legal process. He treated me as if i was a family member or a good friend of his. And he got my case dismissed” — Anthony S.

Attorney Thomas Matthews has over 25 year experience (since 1992) and has handled over 1000’s cases. He is a well respected trial attorney who is not afraid to fight for his clients freedom. Tom believes in integrity and being passionately invested in his clients legal problems. Thomas Matthews is caring and he sees himself as a problem solver who has to do everything in his power to help people get a second chance. Mr Matthews has many endorsement from reputable organizations and his clients. Because of his exceptional criminal defense and trial skills, Mr Matthews was recently voted as Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He has also received hundreds of five star reviews from his clients. A lot of attorney Matthews cases get dropped because of his commitment and unique strategic defense approach to all cases.

Experience & Skills Gets Results

Thomas Matthews was inspired to become a lawyer when he experienced what he believe to be a serious miscarriage of justice involving a close family member. Thomas Matthews graduated from Richard Stockton State College of New Jersey then studied law at California Western School of Law. He passed the very difficult California Bar Exam on his very first attempt and started his own practice. Tom has been an attorney serving San Diego County for over 25 years and is well respected by judges and his peers. He is one of the go to guys in San Diego criminal defense legal community. Thomas has A plus rating from the Better Business Bureaus and 5 star ratings from Avvo, Google and Yelp because of caring for his clients.

Thomas is licensed to practice before all state courts in California, The United States District Court for both the Southern and Central California Districts, the United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Tom is a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the United State District Court, The National Trial Lawyers Association, The Criminal Defense Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys of California.

Thomas resides in the Bay Park area of San Diego with his wife Jessica, their two children and dogs. In his leisure time, Tom enjoys surfing, and spending time in Mexico. He still surfs competitively, and consistently places among the top surfers in his division in national competitions year after year. Earlier in life, he played college football and many years of semi-professional football.


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