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Matthew D. Easton is a partner with Easton & Easton, LLP, located in Costa Mesa, California. The firm was orignally founded by Matt's father, Doug Easton, in 1993 after he had spent more than 20 years representing personal injury and medical malpractic plaintiffs.  Matt now practices with his father and two brothers, Brian and Travis.  Between them, they have more than 65 years of experience representing personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt was awarded a full scholarship to attend Whittier Law School, where he served as Chief Justice for the Moot Court Honors Board and served on both the Trial Advocacy Honors Board and Whittier Law Review before receiving his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 2009.

In the years since then, Matt has represented hundreds of plaintiffs and litigated cases against the State of California, numerous cities, numerous school districts, and countless large corporate entities and other defendants.  As a result of his litigation successes in recent years, Matt was selected in 2014 for the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in California and as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, which is an honor given to only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.  Just recently in 2015, Matt was selected for the prestigious Top 10 Under 40 in California Award from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.

While he is always prepared and ready to take a case to trial if that is what is necessary to obtain just compensation for his clients, Matt has also used his negotiating acumen to arrive at numerous very favorable settlements prior to entering the courtroom. Among his recent successes are a settlement of $2.75 million for the wrongful death of an unmarried 55-year-old man with no economic losses, $1.3 million for a woman who was rear-ended by a drunk driver trying to evade the police, $1.24 million for a woman whose breast reconstruction incision ruptured after a T-bone auto collision, $350,000 for a slip-and-fall at a big box chain store, and a confidential amount for a defective product action involving The Walt Disney Company.

Believing in helping others, Matt spent two years in Mexico City on a mission for his church, during which he became fluent in Spanish and developed a love for the people and culture of the Hispanic community. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys camping, rock climbing, skiing, wakeboarding, waterskiiing, mountain biking, golf, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.

Matt is married with an amazing 2-year-old son, Ronan.  Ronan is already quite the talker, which Matt hopes might be a sign he will be able to continue the Easton litigation legacy in the future.  Matt and his wife, Rachel, are also excitedly expecting their second son, Liam, in March 2015.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 30%
    6 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    6 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    6 years
  4. Slip and Fall Accident: 15%
    6 years
  5. Brain Injury: 10%
    6 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Jason Daniel Cohn

    Matt is an extremely well respected and knowledgable attorney. Matt is one of the most ethical, highly competent attorneys around and I would not hesitate to recommend him for your personal injury needs.


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  • Martin Joseph Malloy

    I had the pleasure of going to law school with Mr. Easton. He is an excellent person and attorney.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Premier 100 Trial Attorney in CaliforniaAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
"10 Best" Personal Injury Attorney in CaliforniaAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate - The Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Million Dollar Advocate - The Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
AV Preeminent Rated (Highest Rating)Martindale-Hubbell2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Best Law Firms - Southern CaliforniaUS News & World Report2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
City Commendation for Wrongful Death Settlement of $2.75 MillionCity of Lancaster2013
Best Oral Advocate -- Susan E. McGuigan CompetitionWhittier College School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor of Trial TechnologyWhittier Law School2015 - Present
PartnerEASTON & EASTON, LLP2014 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of W. Douglas Easton2009 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2013 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2013 - Present
Moot Court Honors BoardChief Justice2008 - 2009
Law ReviewMember2007 - 2009
Trial Advocacy Honors BoardCompeting Member2007 - 2009
Moot Court Honors BoardCompeting Member2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Schenk v Joe's Street Sweeping$2,750,000 Settlement
Castaneda v Simon Property Group$400,000 Settlement
Weinstein v State of California/Caltrans$175,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Whittier Law ReviewDisparate Outcomes Among Medical Malpractice Victims: A New Look At An Equal Protection Challenge to MICRA2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Brigham Young UniversityEnglish Major; Editing Minor; Philosophy MinorBA - Bachelor of Arts2006