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Matthew D Scott

About me

Matthew D. Scott received a Juris Doctorate degree from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. 


He worked as a California State Bar-certified law student advocate and later as a team leader at the pro-bono Elder Law Clinic at McGeorge, assisting elderly clients with estate planning, Medicare/Medi-Cal issues, landlord/tenant disputes, and trust litigation.


Mr. Scott has worked for various law firms in the Sacramento region, focusing on estate planning, probate and trust litigation, estate administration, Social Security Disability, family law, and workers' compensation.  He opened his own practice in 2011.  


A vigorous advocate of alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Scott has taken courses in negotiations and settlement and has completed over 40 hours of mediation training.  He has assisted opposing parties to resolve their disputes without the need for court trials.


Prior to law school, Mr. Scott received a Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University, where he studied vocal performance and Spanish.  He has performed in several countries and sung in nearly a dozen languages in solo and ensemble appearances, including a performance in Carnegie Hall.  In the fall of 2011, he released a debut solo album under his own label (MDSMusic), which can be heard at


Mr. Scott is fluent in Spanish, having studied the language for over 10 years.  He lived in Mexico for two years and worked as a Spanish teacher at the university level for over four years.  He remains active in the Hispanic community and travels to Mexico as occasion permits.


Mr. Scott lives in Elk Grove with his wife and two children.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    8 years, 750 cases
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    6 years, 50 cases
  3. Trusts: 20%
    8 years, 50 cases
  4. Family: 5%
    8 years, 75 cases



Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Brian J Miller

    I endorse this lawyer. I went to law school with Mr. Scott and was impressed by his contributions in class. I also witnessed his competency and professionalism in probate court several times while I worked for the Judge.


    Brian Miller Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Matthew D. Scott

9245 Laguna Springs Drive
Suite 200
Elk Grove, CA, 95758


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AdmittedWho's Who of Distinguished Alumni2015
Lead Counsel Rated - Estate PlanningLaw Info2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Graduate Law ClerkFarrell, Fraulob & Brown2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
BNI Elk Grove HarvestersPresident2012 - 2014
McGeorge Alumni AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trust Litigation - alternative resolution (out of court)Favorable to my client, costs kept at a minimum vs. court litigation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sacramento Estate Planning BlogSacramento Estate Planning2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Elk Grove RealtorsPlan Your Future2015
Manage Your DollarFinancial Education, Estate Planning2012
Charitable Giving SeminarFinancial and Estate Planning2012