Matthew Lombard has been a dedicated criminal defense attorney for over 12 years. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of legal matters, including: white-collar crimes such as investment fraud, counterfeiting, and credit card fraud; international extradition agreements, drug offenses, bank robbery, passport and social security fraud, identity theft, alien smuggling, violent crimes and death penalty cases. Mr. Lombard also has a successful track record in recovering property seized by the government.
In addition to negotiating pre-indictment and post-indictment pleas, Mr. Lombard has also received a number of not guilty verdicts in jury trials and has had numerous cases dismissed via effective pre-trial motions. Some of his most recent trials have included complex wire fraud, health-care fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering.
Mr. Lombard began his legal career after completing a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University School of Law. While in law school, he was chosen from a large pool of candidates to work on the Terry L. Nichols Defense Team in Denver, Colorado. He then moved onto the highly-regarded Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. for several years before moving to Los Angeles in 2004 where he became a federal public defender. He founded Lombard Law in 2006 and has since been representing clients in both federal and state matters nationwide.
A member of the California State Bar, Mr. Lombard is also licensed with the District of Columbia Bar. His other associations include the Criminal Justice Act Central Panel for the Central District of California, the Federal Bar Association of Los Angeles, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. In 2011-12, he served as co-chair for Lawyer Representative for the Central District of California.
Mr. Lombard is invited to lecture frequently at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and has been featured as a legal commentator for local news stations for cases such as the Conrad Murray trial.
As the son of a civil rights activist, Mr. Lombard has dedicated his career to upholding the belief that all people should be afforded equal rights under our Constitution. He has been a zealous and effective advocate in protecting these rights despite prosecutors, district attorneys and law enforcement.