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Matthew William Clark

Matthew William Clark

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Insurance, Personal Injury

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Matthew Clark is an attorney at Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP whose practice focuses on bad faith litigation as well as personal injury and wrongful death cases. His experience includes representing individuals and businesses in bad faith lawsuits seeking restitution from insurance companies on a variety of matters including denial of coverage and breach of contract.


Mr. Clark’s experience includes:



  • Lead law and motion attorney on an insurance dispute arising from a major commercial property fire in downtown Los Angeles. After the insurers’ repeated law and motion attempts to delay the case were denied, the matter resulted in a confidential high seven figure settlement with the insurers.


  • Representing 28 tenants on a pro bono basis against the landlord and landowners permitting uninhabitable living conditions to persist on a property in Downtown Los Angeles. Resulted in nearly $4 million in settlement/refurbish/repair benefits going to the tenants.

  • Law and motion attorney assisting with the case against an insurer who failed to settle claims against its insured. After confidential arbitration, the matter resolved for an eight figure settlement.

  • Representing a former oil refinery employee who alleged breach of implied contract for continued employment against his former employer for wrongfully reduced the employee’s profit sharing agreement without good cause. Mr. Clark sat second chair at trial where the jury awarded approximately $2 million in past economic damages. (George Sturges, Jr. vs. Kern Fuels Research, LLC, et al.)

  • Representing the family in a wrongful death case where a woman was tragically killed during the repossession of her automobile. The case resulted in a confidential seven figure settlement for the husband and daughter.


Mr. Clark joined the firm in 2010 after attending the University of Notre Dame Law School where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Notre Dame, Mr. Clark was an Article Editor for the Notre Dame Law Review. Mr. Clark obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Insurance: 70%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • William M. Shernoff

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    William Shernoff Insurance Attorney
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    Michael Bidart Litigation Attorney
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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201005/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2015

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyShernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP2010 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pasadena Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of Los AngelesMember2010 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Failure to settle against major insurance companySeven figure settlement for the injured motorcyclist
28 Angelinos Receive Quality Housing Due to Efforts from Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP and the Inner City Law Center$3,000,000+ settlement
Death of an American citizen abroad, and the fight for life insuranceHigh six figure settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Advocate MagazineThe Lid is Off the Policy . . . But what's next?2015
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Editor and Drafter of "Taking on the Big Guns: Bringing and Winning Lawsuits Against Insurance Companies"2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor, magna cum laude2010
Univ of MichiganPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007