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Matthew J. Blancato is an associate at Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP and works in the Firm’s San Diego and El Centro offices.  Matthew started as an intern while waiting for his Bar results and officially joined the Firm as an attorney upon passing the Bar in December 2011. Mr. Blancato’s practice areas consist of civil litigation, including worker’s compensation and personal injury.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Blancato had extensive legal experience, including clerking for a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County (IL). Additionally, Mr. Blancato worked as a Certified Law Clerk with the Chicago Housing Authority, which is the Chicago’s public housing agency, where he focused mainly on motion practice in personal injury and contract cases. Before attending law school, Mr. Blancato worked as a Legal Secretary and File Clerk at an insurance defense firm in San Diego, where he assisted in all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, composing discovery, and helping prepare for trials.

When he is not serving his clients, Mr. Blancato likes to play sports, including golf, football, basketball, and soccer.  Mr. Blancato is also an avid traveler with experiences throughout Europe, Mexico, and the U.S.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
    3 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    3 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (15-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Brad Michael Micklin

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Contact info

Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP

2635 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 110
San Diego, CA, 92108


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyHiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP2012 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkCircuit Court Of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois2011 - 2011
Law ClerkChicago Housing Authority2010 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2013
University of California - San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation Seminar for Teamsters Local 542Workers' Compensation2015
Workers' Compensation Seminar for SEUI Local 221Workers' Compensation2015
Workers' Compensation Seminar for CSEA in CalexicoWorkers' Compensation2015
Workers' Compensation Seminar for CSEA - San DiegoWorkers' Compensation2015