Criminal Justice and National Security Expert

Professor Matt C. Pinsker is an internationally recognized expert in national security and criminal justice, and is regularly sought for his insights and commentary on current events

Experince where it counts

Matt C. Pinsker’s background in criminal just and national security is a product of the following accomplishments

state & federal prosecutor

Army Veteran (JAG)

Criminal Defense Attorney

University Professor


About Matt C. Pinsker

As a published author, Matt C. Pinsker has held professorships at multiple universities in both the US and abroad. He is regularly sought out by media and civic organizations alike for his commentary on current affairs.

speaking topics

War Powers Of The President & Congress

War Powers Of The President & Congress

The US Constitution is silent for when can the President unilaterally use the military on his own authority, and when must the President go to Congress. Because of this omission, there has been an on-going debate about how far the war powers of the President goes, and...

Know Your Rights: How to Safely Interact with Law Enforcement

Know Your Rights: How to Safely Interact with Law Enforcement

It feels like every day, there is a news story about an interaction with law enforcement which results in arrests, criminal charges, and sometimes even tragic and sometimes fatal outcomes. How do you avoid putting yourself in jeopardy, legally or physically, when the...

Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech

We know we have freedom of speech, but do we know what that means? What speech is protected by the First Amendment, and what isn’t? What about hate speech, offensive language, or language which may incite a riot? What do US laws and the Constitution say about...

Crisis on the border

Crisis on the border

In 2018, the US Army mobilized Captain Pinsker and sent him to the US/Mexico border. There, he was designated a federal special prosecutor and handled cases dealing directly with the border crisis including human trafficking, drug smuggling, and more. Matt Pinsker...

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