Welcome To The Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Law Firm: White & Matern, PLLC

When your freedom and reputation are at stake, nothing is more important than a strong defense from a lawyer who is committed to your case. You need a lawyer who understands the consequences you are facing and who will fight as hard as necessary to protect your rights.

At White & Matern, PLLC, you will work directly with an experienced criminal defense attorney. The personal attention Daniel Matern gives each client allows him to fully understand your case and to develop a defense strategy tailored to your needs. Because he knows that you may be in the most frightening situation of your life, he is caring and easy to talk to.

Thorough preparation and investigation are hallmarks of his practice. In addition, their experienced, knowledgeable staff is also available to help you throughout your case.

When someone is accused of a crime, it is easy for society to immediately think the worst. Our job is to provide the best possible defense by protecting your rights and to help each client navigate through the legal process to ensure the best results. We understand the tremendous strain these charges can have on your life. At White & Matern, PPLC we are fully committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate and aggressive legal representation and counsel you deserve.

We represent Salt Lake City residents and visitors statewide in a broad range of state and federal criminal cases, including DUI/DWI, drug possession, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, gun crimes and white collar crimes.

Contact Salt Lake City Criminal Lawyer Daniel Matern Today

Countless people throughout Salt Lake City are charged with crimes they did not commit. Whether you are accused of theft, fraud, gun charges, drug charges or even homicide, it is critical to receive the best possible defense. Do not take chances with just any criminal defense attorney. Your freedom and reputation are at stake. The truth is not every defense lawyer has the level of experience, knowledge, skills or access to the legal resources needed to resolve your issue.  Put yourself in the best position to succeed. Schedule a free initial consultation with our firm by contacting us anytime, day or night, online or by telephone at 801-266-4114. White & Matern, PPLC bring a proven track record of more than 25 years for protecting the rights of clients and looking out for their best interests.

We offer reasonable fees, a 24-hour answering service, flexible appointments and skillful representation to individuals throughout Utah.

We accept all major credit cards.

Welcome To The Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Law Firm: White & Matern, PLLC

Our Practice Areas

Drug Crimes Lawyer

Drug crimes are met with severe punishments in the State of Utah. Criminal charges such as possession of drug paraphernalia, drug use, and minor possession of drugs like marijuana can have a serious impact on your life. While they are not as severe as manufacturing or distributing drugs, or driving under the influence, they can still result in stiff penalties in Salt Lake City. We are criminal defense lawyers David Paul White of counsel & Daniel Matern and we am ready to defend you against any drug charges. Read More

DUI Attorney

If you have been charged with a drunk driving (DUI) offense in Salt Lake City, you should count on the advice of an experienced attorney who can thoroughly and meaningfully walk you through your options. You should be given the opportunity to make the best possible decision and have the best possible outcome based upon the circumstances of your case. Read More

Gun Charges Lawyer

If you are facing gun charges, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help. My name is David Paul White and I have spent more than 25 years of legal practice defending the rights of people accused of crimes. I am ready to put his experience to work defending you. Read More

Internet Crimes Attorney

Use of the Internet to commit crime may be considered a federal crime. If you are charged with a federal crime, your attorney must have experience with federal court regulations and procedures. Read More

Violent Crimes Attorney

From threats and fistfights to homicide, violent crimes cover a wide range of offenses. One element they all have in common, however, is the need for a strong defense from an experienced lawyer. Having any violent crime conviction on your record can negatively affect the rest of your life. If you are convicted of homicide, you could face life in prison or the death penalty. Read More

Theft Crimes Lawyer

Theft is most simply defined as when one person takes personal property of some value from another person, with specific intent to permanently deprive him or her of that property. Read More

Sex Crimes Attorney

I am Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney David Paul White. For more than 25 years, I have stood up for the rights of people accused of sex crimes throughout Utah, including Salt Lake City, Ogden, Layton, South Jordan, and Price. I will work hard to defend your rights. I will defend your future against all of the punishments that come along with conviction of a sex crime, from jail time to sex offender registration. Read More

What our happy clients are saying

Good attorney, good friend. I would recommend Mr. White to anyone. Mr. White has completed work for our company for over 12 yrs. He has my trust.

The service I received from David Paul White, was not only excellent, but also far above and beyond what I would have expected from any attorney I could have hired. Not only are his prices fair and reasonable, but he is honest, hardworking, and understanding of his clients. At one point during court, the prosecutor had made up her mind and written out her notes and we had even begun discussing payment and trial options, when David went and spoke to her. There was absolutely no reason for him to do so, he was losing out on payment to continue with a trial, yet he spoke to her about my situation and I was saved countless more fees and court times. I couldn't describe what a great experience I've had with him and I would recommend him to anyone wanting a reliable, competent, and overall excellent attorney to represent them.

I was more than impressed with the services I received from Mr. David Paul White, he was very diligent and ethical in his dealings. He was great, honest, and very professional on all aspects. I highly recommend him, he was worth every dollar I paid him and more! We need more lawyers like him, I would go recommend him in a heartbeat. I am more than satisfied with the outcome. Thank you!!

My good friend that is very prominent in the legal world referred me to David. I can say today that David was a champion for me. He fought for me each day, returned every phone call, and was there for not only me, but for my whole family. He has a great relationship with the folks he works around and that could have only been formed by someone that is honest, sincere and of high moral character.

I was very pleased with Mr. White's work and the outcome. Again, thanks for taking my case.

I was facing multiple criminal charges and thought my life was over. I hired David Paul White and he explained the process from beginning to end, it made the process that much easier. I knew I was in the right hands when I came to his office. David asked lots of questions and was very understanding of my situation. He`s very professional and exceptionally reasonable about giving his time to his clients. David let me know it was okay to call him anytime I ever had any questions or concerns, and he really eased all my worries. He is truly a jewel in his profession because he listens to his client and acts in a clear and deliberate manner to protect not only his client`s interests but their integrety, as well. I wish there were more criminal defense practitioners with the personable expertise that he has. I am very happy with the outcome of my case, he really went the extra mile for me. It`s rare to meet somebody and immediately know they truly have your best interests at heart. Very highly recommended.

Mr. White represented me in two criminal matters. His services were excellent. He was truly professional. Mr. White is highly recommended by me to represent anyone with criminal matter. Thank you Mr. White.

David was phenomenal in helping me with my case. His knowledge and calm demeanor made me confident in hs ability to help in my situation. David was always available to me and always took my calls even when he was on the road. David was always on top of our case. Even though he has other clients, David always made me feel like I mattered and always had my best interest at heart. I couldn't have gotten through this without David.

The personal attention my family experienced by David Paul White and his whole staff was awesomely phenomenal. His personal attention and dedication to our family member's case went a step above and beyond anything we expected.


Working with Mr. White has been a real pleasure. During my entire legal process he has been approachable and professional. Whenever I had question and would call him he would always answer and take time to explain me everything. I'm very happy and satisfied with the outcome of my case. I definitely recommend Mr White to anyone who is looking for any legal help.


Recenlty we needed to find a criminal defense attorney for a family member.  We contacted David White and retained him to represent us.  David was excellent in his representation.  He was very responsive, knows the law and helped us tremendously.  He has a great sense of urgency and is driven to represent you in your best interests.  If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney that has integrity and is honorable, I would highly recommend David White.  We would hire him again with no reservations.