- Sex Crimes/Juvenile Sex Crimes
- Death Penalty Qualified
- Criminal Defense
- J.D. - Arizona State University cum laude & Truman Young Fellow
- B.A. - Arizona State University, magna cum laude
Death Penalty Qualified
Mr. Long is a former prosecutor and recognized trial attorney with experience in Juvenile and complex criminal matters. He represents individuals who have been accused of or arrested for a crime. He has advanced training and experience representing individuals accused of and families affected by sexual offenses.
Prior to founding Valley of the Sun Law, Mr. Long served for more than 12 years as a Deputy County Attorney for Maricopa and Pinal County, where he supervised and trained prosecutors and law enforcement in Arizona and across the country on trial advocacy skills and investigation techniques. During that time Mr. Long prosecuted many high-level cases including, but not limited to, Susan Brock and Andrea Martinez, cases identified by azcentral.com as among the “Top 20 most viewed cases that shook the state.”
Matt Long is recognized by the Arizona Supreme Court as one of the few attorneys in the State of Arizona qualified to represent clients as lead counsel in death penalty cases, he’s death penalty qualified with capital experience, and is a strong advocate for victims rights, recognizing that each case and client is unique.
I understand that life is complicated and there are many different reasons why someone would need my services. I have understanding of, and compassion for, every situation in which an individual may find themselves.
Furthermore, I treat all clients with dignity and respect, regardless of the crimes they’ve been charged with. I protect my client’s in an unforgiving system, hold the justice system accountable, and communicate regularly, because my clients have the right to know what’s going on with their case.
After spending more than a decade prosecuting these cases, I have the advantage of knowing the mindset, motivations, and tactics the prosecution uses, and wield that knowledge for my client’s benefit.