Our Focus

Criminal defense attorney Matthew S. Koken has devoted his entire practice exclusively to helping those individuals facing criminal charges. While other lawyers make it a point to handle as many cases as possible, Mr. Koken has maintained that the best defense can only come when an attorney is entirely devoted to one specialty of law. Because facing criminal charges is the scariest and most uncertain time any individual can face in his or her lifetime, you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer that knows the justice system to ensure that you receive the best defense possible. We can help you get your life back on track!

If you have been accused of any crime in San Diego, including DUI (driving under the influence), sex crimes, violent crimes, drug crimes, and more – The Law Office of Matthew S. Koken can help. We are more than qualified to assist you with a dedicated and aggressive representation in both state and federal courts in all of San Diego county.

Our clients appreciate what we do for them.

"Mr. Koken handled my criminal case a few months ago. He actually got the thing dismissed. He kept me posted of what was going on, answered any question I had, and gave me a great result. I couldn't ask for more. I highly recommend him."

- from YP.com

"My experience with Mr. Koken was awesome. I saw him in an ad and called and he personally answered right away, returned all of my calls immediately, and made an effort to meet with me personally whenever I felt nervous. I was having some financial issues and he was understanding and we worked out a good pay plan, and overall he was pretty affordable. He was really knowledgable about DUIs and got me a great deal and actually made an effort to explain how DUIs work. I don't have a lot of experience with lawyers but he was vey friendly and seemed to actually care about my situation and wanted to get me a good deal. I was able to talk to him about other personal issues too and he really listened and offered me free advice. If I ever need a lawyer again for any reason I will definitely go back."

- from YP.com
We're well-respected by other lawyers, too.

"I worked with Matthew Koken on a number of cases including a case where my client was accused of resisting arrest and the jury came back not guilty on all counts. Mr. Koken assisted in that case and his help proved invaluable to my client. Having worked closely with Mr. Koken on a number of criminal cases I have always found him well-prepared, thorough, and with an excellent grasp of the issues in any particular case. I highly recommend him as a smart and tough defense attorney who is also empathetic to the plight of his clients."

- Brian Mcneil, on Avvo

"Mr. Koken is an exceptional attorney who always goes above and beyond for his clients. He is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and dedicated to work in criminal defense. Mr. Koken takes pride in personally handling all his cases which ensures that clients remain well informed at all times. Any client would be lucky to have Mr. Koken to represent them."

- William Concidine, on Avvo