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About me

I am a results-driven trial lawyer whose sole focus is to win cases and get the best possible outcome for my client.  At the end of the day, that's all that counts. When not working, I enjoy cycling (road and mountain), golfing, and surfing.    

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 90%
    12 years
  2. Business: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($360-395/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Matt zealously represented his client, but was always professional in his conduct and pleasant in his demeanor which, unfortunately, all too often cannot be said about opposing counsel.

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    Eric Leenerts Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ahmed S. Diab

    Matt is a skilled trial attorney with a proven track record of success. He is a relentless advocate for his clients and is able to consistently achieve great results.

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    Ahmed Diab Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

73710 Fred Waring Dr Ste 120
Palm Desert, CA, 92260

402 West Broadway
Suite 1950
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200405/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2016
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life2015
Top LawyerPalm Springs Life Magazine2014
Juris Prudence Award Real PropertyCalifornia Western School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGreen Bryant & French, LLP2007 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of San Diego Paralegal Program2004 - Present
LawyerAguirre & Meyer2004 - 2006
Legal InternLuce Forward Hamilton & Scripps2003 - 2003
Paralegal InternCampbell, Souhrada & Volk2001 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2004 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember2001 - Present
Mock Trial ProgramMock Trial Judge2013 - 2013
American Inns of CourtMember2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Zachos v. HendricksJury verdict in clients' favor - $1,008,700.00
Nelson v. RushJury verdict in clients' favor - $122,000.00
Hornbeak v. Legacy At Mission HillsMotion for Summary Judgment granted in client's favor
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Palm Springs Life2016 Top Lawyers2016
Palm Springs Life Magazine2015 Top Layers2015
biketigerlaw.comWhat To Do After a Bicycle Accident2014
biketigerlaw.comKnow Your Rights, California Bicycle Law2014
Palm Springs Life Magazine2014 Top Lawyers2014
Palm Springs Life2014 Top Lawyers2014
Daily JournalDaily Journal Verdict2011
QuorumCase Analysis Regarding Anti-SLAPP Motion in HOA Context2010
San Diego: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, LLPSecured Transactions Under Mexican Securities Law (John McNeece & Matthew Poelstra)2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude2003
University of San DiegoGeneral Litigation With HonorsCertificate - Paralegal2001
University of California - San DiegoStudy of Religion, Political Science, Pan American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Redlands Bicycle ClassicCalifornia Bicycle Law2016
Redlands Bicycle ClassicCalifornia Bicycle Law2015
Making Your Board The Magnificent SevenEffective Board Meetings2015
Redlands Bicycle ClassicCalifornia Bicycle Law2014
Palm Desert Charter School Law DayCivil Lawyer2010