Matthew J. Blancato is an associate at Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP and works in the Firm’s San Diego and El Centro offices. Matthew started as an intern while waiting for his Bar results and officially joined the Firm as an attorney upon passing the Bar in December 2011. Mr. Blancato’s practice areas consist of civil litigation, including worker’s compensation and personal injury.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Blancato had extensive legal experience, including clerking for a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County (IL). Additionally, Mr. Blancato worked as a Certified Law Clerk with the Chicago Housing Authority, which is the Chicago’s public housing agency, where he focused mainly on motion practice in personal injury and contract cases. Before attending law school, Mr. Blancato worked as a Legal Secretary and File Clerk at an insurance defense firm in San Diego, where he assisted in all phases of litigation, including drafting pleadings, composing discovery, and helping prepare for trials.
When he is not serving his clients, Mr. Blancato likes to play sports, including golf, football, basketball, and soccer. Mr. Blancato is also an avid traveler with experiences throughout Europe, Mexico, and the U.S.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (15-40%), Retainer (sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
Nichole Cristilli, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Matthew is the kind of attorney we should all aspire to be. Not only does he consistently get excellent results for his clients he does so in a way that is aggressive but also polite-- leaving even his opponents with an appreciation for his advocacy style. He is always responsive to his clients needs however great or numerous they are; he is impeccably organized, personable, polished, and effective. He is an attorney I would not only endorse but would hire for myself.
Brad Micklin, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Matthew Blancato is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.
|Associate Attorney||Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP||2012 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Circuit Court Of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Chicago Housing Authority||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Cisneros v. Higbee||$500,000 settlement|
|Sanchez v. Quality Interiors||$426,758 C&R|
|Adair v. Dr. Smith||$350,000 C&R|
|See all legal cases|
|DePaul University College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2013|
|University of California - San Diego||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Workers' Compensation Seminar for Teamsters Local 542||Workers' Compensation||2015|
|Workers' Compensation Seminar for SEUI Local 221||Workers' Compensation||2015|
|Workers' Compensation Seminar for CSEA in Calexico||Workers' Compensation||2015|
|Workers' Compensation Seminar for CSEA - San Diego||Workers' Compensation||2015|