I am a Certified Family Law Specialist with over a decade of experience handling all areas of family law, although much of my practice has centered on complex custody litigation and the specialized areas of juvenile dependency and guardianship practice. I am an experienced litigator at both the trial court and appellate level.
Although I have found that the best, longest lasting outcomes for clients tend to come from negotiated settlements, there are situations where compromise is not an option for my clients or the children involved. When a case comes to that point, I will work hard to obtain the best outcome for my client and the children.
On the occasion when the trial court makes an error, I have successfully appealed cases to obtain favorable outcomes for my clients. I was the attorney of record at the trial court and appellate levels for the precedent setting 2011 case Jacob A. v. C.H. dealing with relocation and child custody.
If you would like a consultation, please feel to contact me or my wonderful staff at 916-985-4240.
Licensed since 2005
Matthew Purcell is an extremely intelligent and efficient attorney. I have had the opportunity to see his legal skills at work in court during complex custody litigation. This attorney genuinely cares about his clients and does everything in his power to achieve the best results. I endorse this Lawyer
Jason Sherlock Family Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certified Family Law Specialist||California Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization||2011|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Placer County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|El Dorado County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|El Dorado County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Executive Committee of the Family Law Section||Sacramento Child Custody Sub-Committee Member||2012 - Present|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Syracuse Univ COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Divorce Cases From Start to Finish||Intial Interviews and Pleadings, Discovery Guidelines and Case Management Tips||2014|