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Matt C. Pinsker

Matt C. Pinsker

Award Winning Criminal Defense & VCU Professor
  • Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI...
  • Virginia
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Matt C. Pinsker is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Virginia. A former state and federal prosecutor in addition to a former magistrate, he has won numerous awards as a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Pinsker is nationally recognized as a leading expert in criminal justice and procedure, having taught as an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and writing the definitive textbook for teaching criminal justice all over the country. He also serves as a Captain in the US Army Reserves, doing Trial Defense Services for the JAG Corps.

The George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (2013) | National Security
Studied constitutional law as it relates to criminal practice.
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West Virginia University College of Law
J.D. (2012) | Constitutional Law
Earned a JD specializing in constitutional law
Honors: Pro Bono Service Award CALI Award
Activities: National Security Law Review Trial Advocacy
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College of William and Mary
B.A. (2009) | Government & History
Honors: Sharpe Scholar Public Service Award
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Professional Experience
Judge Advocate
Army JAG Corps
- Current
Judge Advocate in the US Army Reserves with Trial Defense Services
Matt C. Pinsker, Attorney at Law
- Current
Criminal and traffic defense.
Adjunct Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
- Current
Teaching criminal justice and homeland security at VCU
Special Prosecutor
US Attorney's Office
Selected for a 6 month assignment as a Federal Special Prosecutor for the US Department of Justice.
Articles & Publications
Homeland and National Security Law and Policy: Cases and Materials
Carolina Academic Press
Google Glass, Cybersecurity, and the Erosion of Privacy through Emerging Technology
Criminal Law Bulletin
Ending the Military’s Courts of Criminal Appeals De Novo Review of Findings of Fact
Suffolk University Law Review
Issues in Domestic and International Law if the US President Unilaterally Orders an Air Strike on Iran's Nuclear Facilities
West Virginia National Security Law Review
Rising Starts
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Reader's choice Award
Richmond Times Dispatch
Client's Choice Award
Top Attorney, Criminal Defense
Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Pro Bono Award
West Virginia University College of Law
In recognition of volunteering to provide legal aid to others
CALI Award
West Virginia University College of Law
For academic excellence
Public Service Award
College of William and Mary
In recognition of efforts to improve the community and helping others
Professional Associations
Henrico County Bar Association
- Current
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Virginia State Bar # 84314
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
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Testimonials by former clients
Contact & Map
Criminal Defense Attorney
2400 Old Brick Road
Henrico, VA 23060
Toll-Free: (804) 690-1228