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Lisa H. Mattern

Lisa H. Mattern


Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Mattern & Mendoza, LLP
Los Angeles, CA

About Lisa H. Mattern

Attorney Biography

Ms. Mattern represents individuals who have been accused of crimes. She has extensive experience defending clients in both State and Federal courts. She has defended clients charged with a range of offenses including: Possession for Sale; Possession of Controlled Substances; Drug Transportation and Manufacturing; Cultivation of Marijuana; Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs; Fraud and Money Laundering; Counterfeiting; Murder; Conspiracy; Robbery; Gang Crimes; Third-Strike; Appeals and Post-conviction Relief.

Ms. Mattern graduated from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1994. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1995. While she was a student at Loyola Law School, she was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Mattern worked for the Law Offices of the Public Defender for the County of Riverside.After that she opened her own law office and worked for a criminal defense panel in Riverside County. During this time, she tried and defended thousands of clients charged with a range of offenses.She and her partner, Lori A. Davis, formed Davis & Mattern, LLP, a firm dedicated to the practice of criminal defense, in 2000 and relocated to Newport Beach.In 2007, Ms. Mattern closed her law practice, but continued defending clients in private practice.From 2007 through 2011, Ms. Mattern worked as a Senior Attorney for two large criminal defense law firms. In 2011, she renewed her private practice, now under the name Mattern & Mendoza, LLP, in Los Angeles.

Ms. Mattern is a former Temporary Judge for the Superior Court for the County of Orange.She has been admitted to Federal and State courts throughout California and across the United States.She has achieved impressive results, including dismissals of charges against her clients who were facing various kinds of charges.

Also, Ms. Mattern has obtained sentences of electronic monitoring, work furlough and county jail for clients against whom prosecutors initially sought long state prison sentences. She is a member in good standing of:

The State Bar of California NORML California Public Defenders Association California DUI Lawyers Association Los Angeles Country Bar Association San Fernando Valley Bar Association Long Beach Bar Association California NORML Legal Committee

Practice Areas

 
Marijuana Defense (24%)
 
Criminal Defense (15%)
 
Drug Crimes (15%)
 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (10%)
 
Firearm and Weapon Charges (9%)
 
Sex Crimes (9%)
 
Juvenile Defense (5%)
 
Domestic Violence (5%)
 
Federal Crimes (2%)
 
Theft Crimes (2%)
 
Criminal Appellate Law (1%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (1%)
 
White Collar Crime (1%)
 
Probation Violations (1%)
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Résumé - Lisa H. Mattern

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
1995

Work Experience

Mattern & Mendoza, LLP
Partner/Attorney
2011

Senior Attorney
20072011

Partner/Attorney
20002008

Attorney III
19962000

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Education

Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University
JD
1994

University of California at Irvine
B.A.
1989

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Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
2000

California Public Defenders Association
Member
California Public Defenders Association
1997

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
1995

California DUI Lawyers Association
Member
California DUI Lawyers Association

Member
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
2013

Member
Long Beach Bar Association
2013

Member
Western San Bernardino Bar Association
2013

Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
2013

Member
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
2006

Member
California NORML
2000

Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
2000

Member
State Bar of California
1995

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Awards & Recognitions

Dean and Faculty Scholarship
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
1994

Dean And Faculty Scholarship
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
1993

Law Review
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
1993

Dean and Faculty Scholarship
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
1992

Law Review
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
1992

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Lisa H. Mattern
Mattern & Mendoza, LLP
6601 Center Drive Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90045
www.matternmendozalaw.com
Office: 310-342-8254
Fax: 310-342-8255

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

Lisa H. Mattern - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Lisa H. Mattern on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.


The NORML website also maintains its own


California DUI Lawyers Association -

CDLA works to promote a fair criminal justice system and protect the rights of the accused while providing support and education to lawyers focused on DUI defense in California.



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