Mr. Long is a criminal defense attorney who is able to defend anyone accused of, or arrest for a crime in Arizona.
He is also a death penalty qualified attorney with capital experience and is recognized by the Arizona Supreme Court as one of a small number of attorneys in the State of Arizona qualified to represent clients as lead counsel in death penalty cases.
Mr. Long has handled several high profile cases. In 2010, two of Mr. Long’s cases which he prosecuted (Susan Brock and Andrea Martinez) were identified by azcentral.com as being among the “top 20 most viewed cases that shook the State.”
His cases have been featured in national and international news publications and on national television programs. His background and experience makes Mr. Long one of the most diverse and experienced trial attorneys in the State of Arizona.
Mr. Long graduated cum laude from the Arizona State University School of Law where he was distinguished as the Truman Young Fellow. Matthew joins the firm after spending over 12 years as a Deputy County Attorney in Maricopa County and Pinal County.
During his time as a prosecutor, he supervised and trained prosecutors in Arizona on issues related to trial advocacy. He has also provided training to law enforcement in Arizona and throughout the country on legal issues and investigation techniques.
This experience gives Matthew a unique perspective and makes him a strong advocate for individuals charged with a crime. Mr. Long continues to present and instruct nationally in the areas of child crimes and criminal law.
Mr. Long has demonstrated through years of experience and training a deep understanding of all areas of criminal investigation which enables him to represent individuals charged with any crime.
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