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Matthew was born and raised in Northern Nevada. His practice primarily focuses on business litigation and appeals.  Since relocating from Southern California to Reno, Matthew has appeared in mediations, arbitrations, fact findings, bench trials, and jury trials on behalf of his clients, including a recent $7.7 million dollar employment award, which Matthew co-managed from beginning to end.  With seven years of experience, Matthew has not only learned the importance of aggressive litigation strategy, but also the importance of finding common ground and settling cases when that is the best option for the client. 



Matthew's litigation experience began in law school when he was selected for two prestigious federal clerkships at the United States Attorney's Office in California and Nevada, including service in the Special Prosecution's unit for the Central District of California.  After completing law school, Matthew was selected to clerk for former Chief Justice James W. Hardesty at the Nevada Supreme Court. There, Matthew was responsible for briefing the Justices on sophisticated legal issues involving land use regulation, commercial contract disputes, state purchasing contracts, water law, administrative law, public utility regulation, and medical malpractice. Several cases reached into the millions of dollars, including a public utility regulation appeal with over $900 million at stake.  After completing his clerkship, Matthew joined a reputable Southern California law firm defending several fortune 500 companies in various business disputes.  



When Matthew decided to relocate to his home town of Reno, he joined his Father to form The Digesti Law Firm LTD.  Since joining the firm, Matthew has focused almost exclusively on litigation, including experience in the following areas.



Matthew's Business Litigation experience includes the following:  


  • Discrimination 

  • Harassment 

  • Retaliation

  • Pregnancy Discrimination

  • Wrongful termination

  • Constructive discharge

  • Alter Ego

  • Intellectual property infringement

  • Misappropriation

  • Trade secrets

  • Fraud

  • Intentional interference with contractual relations

  • Intentional interference with prospective business relations

  • Real Estate Disputes

  • Breach of Contract

  • Derivative Shareholder Actions

  • Consumer Protection

  • Representation of the Reno Fire Fighter Association for fact-finding hearings, arbitrations, and original proceedings in District Court

  • Representation of the Sparks Police Association for fact-finding hearings

  • Property Disputes

  • Disputes between owners of limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures

  • Due process investigations of state employees

  • E-commerce disputes

  • State and Federal Court disputes


Matthew's Appellate experience includes:


  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - including oral argument for an employment dispute appeal

  • Nevada Supreme Court - including oral argument for an appeal from a criminal conviction

  • District Court - including appeals from arbitration awards and criminal convictions



In addition to Matthew’s civil and commercial litigation experience, Matthew advises businesses in all aspects of business operation including formation, operations, and dispute resolution. Matthew has worked with businesses ranging from restaurant companies to new media Internet companies. Matthew’s business practice focuses on contracts, new media, E-commerce, and technology transactions. In this, Matthew has negotiated, drafted, and advised clients on intellectual property transactions involving athletes and celebrities such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Daughtry, and T-Pain. Moreover, Matthew has negotiated and drafted transactions involving software and hardware technologies, including a consulting agreement between a client and T-Mobile for the development of cellular phones.



Matthew is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of Nevada and California, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He received his B.B.A. in Business Economics from the University of San Diego, a top 30 business school, earning a lifetime induction into Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international Economics Honor Society, and his Juris Doctorate, with an emphasis in Intellectual Property Law from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 55%
    10 years
  2. Arbitration: 30%
    10 years
  3. Appeals: 15%
    11 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark K. Smallhouse

    I recently co-counseled a case with Matt. He worked on the litigation aspects of a transaction, while I provided intellectual property and business transactional advice to the client. He was extremely capable and knowledgeable of the subject matter. He is an aggressive and effective litigation attorney


    Mark Smallhouse Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Rebecca Joy Olson

    If you are seeking representation in the areas of business, sports, entertainment or litigation, I highly recommend Matt Digesti. Matt is a diligent, detail-oriented attorney — he leaves no stone unturned in finding solutions for complex legal issues. He has excellent communication skills, a fierce loyalty and exceptional rapport with his clients. As a former clerk to the Supreme Court of Nevada, Matt was responsible for briefing the Court on a wide array of legal issues. He applies his masterful researching, writing and analytical skills learned in his position at the Court to his current client matters. I only hope I have the pleasure of working with him in the future.


    Rebecca Olson Election campaigns and political law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas

300 E. Second Street.
Suite. 1510
Reno, NV, 89501


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service with Distinction as a Judicial Law ClerkNevada Supreme Court2006
McGeorge School of Law Dean's Academic Excellence ListUniversity of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law2005
Omincron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor SocietyOmnicron Delta Epsilon2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Digesti Law Firm LLP2009 - Present
PartnerHeintz Robyn & Digesti LLP2007 - 2009
AssociateKoeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck LLP2006 - 2007
Law ClerkNevada Supreme Court2005 - 2006
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office, Central District of California2005 - 2005
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office, District of Nevada2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Nevada - Young Lawyers Executive CommitteeSecretary2012 - Present
Reno Air Races Family Assistance FundCo-Chariman2011 - Present
Inns of Court, Bruce R. Thompson ChapterAssociate2011 - Present
Technology Work Group, Board of Governors, State Bar of NevadaGroup Member2010 - Present
ThinkkindnessGeneral Counsel & Board Member2009 - Present
Washoe County Indigent Defense PanelAppointed Counsel2009 - Present
Information Technology Committee, Young Lawyers of the State Bar of NevadaChairman2009 - Present
Young Lawers of the State Bar of NevadaExecutive Committee2009 - Present
Washoe County Bar Associationmember2007 - Present
State Bar of NevadaMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Nevada Justice AssociationMemberN/A
Nevada Trial Lawyers AssociationmemberN/A
San Diego Inn of CourtAssociate2008 - 2009
San Diego County Bar Associationmember2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Snider v. Greater Nevada LLC d/b/a Greater Nevada Mortgage ServicesJudgment for defense
Gatson v. LongSettlement for Plaintiff
Asseko, et. al. v. Guardsmark LLC, et. al.Resolved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Nevada Young Lawyers NewsletterViews From the Bench2013
Nevada Lawyer MagazineThree IP Protection Strategies When Designing and Developing a Business Website2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San DiegoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Assistant InstructorUniversity of Nevada Reno Mock Trial Team2013
Nevada State Bar Bridge the Gap ProgramMaking the transition from law student to lawyer2010
Inns of Court CLEEconomical E-Discovery2010
ABA Annual Conference, Chicago, ILVoting Delegate Representing the State Bar of Nevada - ABA Young Lawyers Division2009
USD Sporfs & Entertainment Panel MixerSports & Entertainment Law Issues2008