Rowley Long & Simmons

Firm Overview

Mr. Long is a criminal defense attorney who is able to defend anyone accused of or arrested for a crime in Arizona. Mr. Long has extensive trial experience in all felony and misdemeanor cases including:

Sexual Offenses DUI and DWI Cases
Child Pornography Cases Domestic Violence Cases
1st Degree Murder/Homicide Vehicular Homicide
Violent Crimes Drug Offenses
Child Abuse White Collar Crimes

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.
He has extensive experience in examining and cross- examining experts in the following fields:

DNA and Serology Forensic Pathology
Sexual Assault Exams Injury and Medical Trauma
Shaken Baby Syndrome Mental Health
Fingerprints Handwriting Comparison
Financial Records Computer Forensics
Cell Phone Analysis Crime Scene Reconstruction
Accident Reconstruction Firearms and Ballistics

Mr. Long is also experienced in areas of criminal law beyond the trial level. He has drafted several appellate briefs and has conducted several post conviction hearings related to judicial error, newly discovered evidence, and ineffective assistance of counsel.

Mr. Long is a strong advocate with a diverse and extensive background. He recognizes that each case and client is different and is able to meet the individual's needs based on their unique set of circumstances.
Main Office
Main Office
3707 East Southern Avenue
Suite 1103
Mesa  AZ  85206
Phone
  • (480) 447-0239
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Criminal Defense
Dedicated attorneys with the proven experience and courtroom skills get results for our clients.
Rowley Long & Simmons is a full service law firm built on experience and skill in the courtroom. Our firm is established to handle your case in the right way based on proven strategies, techniques, and an understanding of how law enforcement and prosecutor offices think and work. Our criminal practice includes attorneys with 19 years of experience as felony prosecutors. Our criminal attorneys have distinguished themselves as some of the most qualified and experienced attorneys in the State of Arizona. Your case will be handled by a team of lawyers which include a State Bar recognized Criminal Law Specialist and an attorney authorized by the Arizona Supreme Court to be lead counsel on death penalty cases.

Due to our experience, we work efficiently and effectively to save you time and money. We enjoy what we do and have demonstrated that we do it well.

Our attorneys specialize in the following areas:

Sex Crimes,, DUI/DWI, Weapons Offenses, Drug Offenses, and Violent Crimes.

Divorce and Family Law

Personal Injury

Call for a free consult to see how we set ourselves apart from other law firms.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The attorneys at Rowley Long & Simmons work in the areas we do after many years of dedicating our careers to a specific practice area. If you need help in criminal law, divorce/family law, or personal injury, our attorneys have the background, skill, and experience proven to get the best results for our clients.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Our criminal attorneys worked as prosecutors in the largest and most aggressive prosecutor offices in the State. This experience enables them to know the best strategies and techniques to use in your individual case.

We have a criminal law specialist and a death penality qualified attorney which demonstrates real world trial experience and an understanding of how to get the best possible outcome for our clients short of trial.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

The attorneys at Rowley Long & Simmons have worked in national firms, government offices, and firms that have been around for 30 years. We have learned that way other firms do things aren't always what's in a client's best interest. We established our firm to apply our knowledge and experience to a 21st century lifestyle. We understand technology, modern attitudes and how the legal system operates today.

Our firm brings proven skills and experience to the modern and changing legal world.

Matthew Long

Matt graduated cum laude from the Arizona State University School of Law. Before founding his law firm, Matt was a felony prosecutor for over 10 years . During his career he has handled and tried every type of criminal case. He has successfully handled numerous simple case where a person faces a minimal fine. He has also been in trial with some of the most complex and challenging cases. He has examined and cross examined virtually every criminal law expert and has been in trial where the results determine whether someone lives or dies. Regardless of the nature of the case, Matt approaches every client's matter with the same care and attention. He does this because understands that each case is the most important case to his client.

Matt has a particular background and skill set in understanding and defending sexual offenses. His unique experience allows him to vigorously and effectively defend the accused while not needlessly traumatizing the accuser. He also spent numerous years focusing on weapons and violent offenses, theft and white collar offenses, and DUI and vehicular cases.

Matt also worked at a national insurance defense firm where he litigated cases involving accidents, injuries, and victim loss.

Matt is able to combine his experience in criminal law with his experience in personal injury cases to help victims of crimes recover from people that caused their loss. Often governments, organizations, and institutions contributed to the loss or failed to protect the victim. We represent victims to help recover in these instances.

Since 2007 Matt has trained veteran trial attorneys in seminars on strategic case management systems, effective plea bargaining, and persuasion in trial presentation. Matt continues to speak and train attorneys and law enforcement nationally. Matt uses his training, experience, and demonstrated skills to get results for his clients.

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