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Attorney Matthew G. Kaestner
Long Beach's Criminal Law Specialist
One World Trade Center
Suite 800
Long Beach, California 90831
Phone: 562-437-0200
Fax: 562-983-8041

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Only one in every 700 California lawyers is Certified by the State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist.


Welcome to the Law Office of Matthew G. Kaestner.

Long Beach criminal law specialist, attorney Matthew Kaestner, is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a criminal law specialist. The practice is dedicated solely to the defense of criminal cases. There are only 3 criminal law specialists with offices in Long Beach, only 68 in all of Los Angeles County. (Data as of November 2015)

Attorney Kaestner has fought criminal cases for over 29 years. His vast experience includes successfully defending clients charged with virtually every type of criminal charge from capital murder to white collar and major drug crimes to serious misdemeanors. Mr. Kaestner has handled high publicity cases as well as those where privacy and discretion are the paramount concerns of the client.

For immediate assistance and advice, call attorney Matthew Kaestner directly at (562) 437-0200. Mr. Kaestner personally handles each client's case from arraignment through trial. Attorney Kaestner is a criminal defense attorney in Long Beach with instant credibility and a reputation as an expert in criminal law.


  1. This fall has been a season of dismissals for Long Beach Criminal Law Specialist, attorney Matthew Kaestner. Since September 1, 2015 through November 2, 2015, attorney Kaestner has achieved dismissals of the following 6 cases: Felony possession for sale of drugs, felony drug possession, misdemeanor petty theft, driving while suspended, misdemeanor vandalism, and misdemeanor building code violations.
  2. Another “Not Guilty” at trial for Long Beach criminal defense attorney Matthew Kaestner occurred before a Long Beach jury on a domestic violence case. On July 6, 2015 the jury took less than an hour to walk attorney Kaestner’s client free. (People v. M.C., Case No. 4LG02694)
  3. This acquittal for attorney Kaestner followed another on March 17, 2015. Attorney Kaestner's client was charged with murder, conspiracy, and attempted murder in a notorious Christmas Day shooting in 2010 that left one dead and four others seriously injured in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. The trial judge stated on the record that the prosecution's star witness had been "completely destroyed" after attorney Kaestner's cross-examination. After 12 days in trial, attorney Kaestner's client went home acquitted of all charges. (People v. Rafael C., Case No. BA417858-04.)
  4. In November of 2014, California Voters passed Proposition 47. This initiative reduced simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor, and made virtually all theft offenses with losses less than $950, misdemeanor offenses. This change in law applies to persons currently charged or serving a sentence or on probation. Persons convicted in the past can apply to designate their felony to be a misdemeanor.
  5. Long Beach criminal law specialist, attorney Matthew Kaestner has a new video providing tips on how to select the best criminal lawyer for your case Watch it now.
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Long Beach criminal defense lawyer, attorney Matthew Kaestner, is a board certified criminal law specialist. He has over 29 years of experience aggressively fighting criminal cases. From his office in Long Beach, Mr. Kaestner practices in Los Angeles County and surrounding Courts. He is expert in the defense of cases charging: murder, attempted murder, robbery, assault, domestic violence, three strikes, white collar crime, conspiracy, gang cases, manufacturing and distribution of drugs, fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, drunk driving (DUI), and others. He has vast expertise fighting search warrants and wiretaps. When you need an expert criminal lawyer in Long Beach, call attorney Kaestner.

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