Matthew Crider provides a wide range of family law, divorce, and estate planning services, advising individuals and families on how to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their assets. His family law and divorce practice focuses on providing sound legal advice and being a strong advocate for his clients.
His estate planning practice focuses on preserving wealth by providing comprehensive, highly personalized estate planning counsel to couples, families, individuals and business owners.
He serves his clients by listening closely to their goals, dreams and concerns and working with them to resolve their legal issues.
His clients include individuals, young families with minor children, families with special needs children of all ages, and entrepreneurs with business considerations.
His philosophy is based on a forward-thinking approach focused on resolving issues and solving problems.
Matthew is an active member of the legal community, is a former Treasurer of the Placer County Bar Association, and is a former Chairman of Northern California Lawyer Access, a non-profit lawyer referral service.
Matthew is licensed to practice law in California and Texas, and is accredited by the Department of Veteran Affairs to assist veterans in filing claims.
Matthew speaks frequently to public and private groups on issues of family law, estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits, special needs planning, and business succession planning.
Matthew lives in Davis, California with his wife and two young children.
Hourly ($350-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|E. E. Townes Memorial Award||South Texas College of Law||1995|
|Claire Ruskin Mudge Memorial Scholarship||South Texas College of Law||1995|
|Leroy Jeffers Moot Court Competition||Top 10 Brief||1994|
|Attorney||Crider Law||1999 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Colantuono & Levin, PC||2007 - 2010|
|Of Counsel||Paul & Hanley||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Rotary International||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Placer County Bar Association||Treasurer||2008 - 2012|
|Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc.||Chairperson||2006 - 2011|
|Texas Independent Bar Association||Making Objections To Violations Of Vienna Convention Rights After Rocha||2000|
|Western Trial Lawyers Association||Experts in Crashworthiness Cases (co-authored with Brent Carpenter)||1997|
|South Texas Law Review||Police Officers Must Meet "Reasonable Officer" Standard to Withstand Pretext Claim||1996|
|South Texas College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Accounting||MA - Masters||1992|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Accounting||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Private Event||10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes||2015|
|Private Event||10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes||2014|
|Private event||10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes||2013|
|National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors||Value of Insurance in Business and Estate Planning||2013|
|Private Event||Protect and Preserve Your Life's Work||2012|
|Private event||Protect Your Life Savings Against Expensive Long-term Care Costs||2012|
|Private event||10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes||2012|
|SEDCorp Business Boot Camp||Business Minefields and Pitfalls||2010|
|SEDCorp Business Boot Camp||Business Minefields and Pitfalls||2009|