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Matt R Cadwell

Family Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Dissolution and Legal Separation Proceedings Spousal Support Property Division Business Valuations and Cash Flow Analysis with Forensic Experts and CPAs Post Judgment Modifications Marital Settlement Agreements

  2. Family
    Child Custody and Visitation Interstate Custody Matters Child Custody Investigations Paternity Child Support

I am an associate attorney in the Family Law Division at Boyd Law. My practice focuses exclusively on family law matters, including dissolution and legal separation proceedings, child custody and visitation including child custody investigations, property division including experience with forensic evaluations, child support, spousal support, post judgment modifications, establishment of parental relationships, review of marital settlement agreements and contempt proceedings. I have had the pleasure of working with high net worth clientele, teachers, members of the armed services, border patrol, Hollywood executives, entertainers and a politician.

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Boyd Law
300 Spectrum Center Dr, #1185
Irvine, CA, 92618

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Posted by Julie | August 9, 2017
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Matt Cadwell is AWESOME!!! Matt Cadwell, and the entire staff at Boyd law, gave me reasons to believe that lawyers are not money suckers. In my experience, Matt has proven that the team at Boyd Law actually cares and thinks about their clients first. Divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. Matt was right there with me every step of the way. His commitment to my case give me the courage to fight for what is rightfully mine and not be taken advantage of. He is the most kindest, supportive, easy to talk to attorney I've ever met. He attended court with me on several occasions throughout my long complicated divorce and won some unthinkable hearings. I am very grateful for all the help and support Matt provided me and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a top-notch attorney.
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Posted by Samantha | July 7, 2017
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Extremely Thankful - Dissolution
It has been an amazing experience in what could be the most stressful time in someone's life. I'm extremely lucky to have worked with such an amazing group of professionals who were supportive, caring and treated me with the utmost respect. Matt Cadwell (Managing Attorney), Maggie, Susana, Ashley, Richard and Kimberly were amazing (there are probably a few others that have helped - it felt like I had the entire firm on my side)! They were relentless (in a good way) and kept me aware of what was going on with my case at my pace. They were extremely responsive to any questions I had. Matt was an amazing individual - he truly tried to keep my options open and gave me different routes we could take - balancing financial and time concerns. He never quit and always had a plan in place if certain avenues didn't pan out - this was a very intricate dissolution. I'm fortunate that we were able to get a resolution and it was worth the time and investment. Overall I’m very thankful for all of everyone's efforts - especially Matt's. I would definitely recommend them to anyone that needs legal support!
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Posted by Melissa | October 28, 2016
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Matt Cadwell is an attorney you need!
I never imagined having to fight for my kids. We always said it would never happen. Well my ex banked on the fact that I would not be able to fight. I almost couldn't until I found Matt Cadwell. As an attorney Matt went above and beyond to help me and my children. As a human being he understood my position and took all necessary stes to make sure my case was heard and my needs were met. Listening to all my concerns, wants and needs, Matt developed a strategy that proved to be successful. While preparing for trial, Matt gave me the opportunity to read and review all questions and gave me an opportunity to insert questions of my own while constantly reminding me that this was all up to me and he would do whatever I wanted. He showed concern for my well being each and every step of the grueling court process. Matt is not only smart and professional, he has a heart and understands his clients needs. This was not easy, but Matt prevailed and the judge had no choice but to make a decision in my favor. Each time I was nervous or scared, Matt was able to calm me down by reminding me that being nervous was good because I cared. He cared too. Whether I needed help with emails or understanding procedures, Matt made sure I understood. He fought hard and spent countless hours preparing himself and me for trial. I would recommend Matt Cadwell to anyone that should find themselves in need of services through such a difficult time in life. Trust me. I had to interview several attprneys after firing the first one I had. Matt is honest, dependable and will work extremely hard for each of his clients. If you found yourself on this page because you need someone to fight for you, Matt is the fuy you want and need to stand with you and fight for you.
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Posted by John | September 28, 2016
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Best I've ever worked with.
Matt Cadwell is the best attorney I have ever worked with. He: - Listened attentively. - Provided strong strategic thinking. - Communicated well with an experienced understanding of the law. - Was always reliable and dependable. - Was incredibly responsive to my messages and delivered fast turn around times on any edits or questions. - Was very thorough, answering every single question I had. - Produced top quality work. I've worked with several attorneys over the years on various matters, and Mr. Cadwell was easily the best lawyer I've ever worked with. I highly recommend him. I wish every lawyer was this good.
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Posted by Bracken | March 27, 2016
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Excellent Experience
Divorce is never a journey you want to experience and so having a lawyer who helps you understand the process, stays on top of it and gets it done is such a blessing. I truly appreciate everything Matt did for me during this challenging time in my life. He did an excellent job and also help me keep my own confidence up that I could get through it. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by Pete | February 9, 2016
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Very Professional
I whole heartedly would recommend Matt. The prospect of going back to court regarding child support/custody is already nerve racking so picking the person that is going to fight your battle is equally daunting. During the process Matt was very involved and knowledgeable about all the aspects of my case and realistic in the outcomes of each argument. I felt that I was making very informed decisions both in and out of the courtroom, he made himself available for communication whenever something unexpected happened and we were able to develop a strategy and move forward very quickly. The outcome was that I gained more certainty involving my child custody agreement and we were able to defend accusations against me not only playing defense but smartly taking to task opposing counsel. I highly recommend Matt for child custody issues along with divorce/separation, he was very professional and we had a very good working relationship. I can't thank him enough for the work he did.
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Posted by Ashley | November 16, 2015
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Great Choice!
I never thought I would need to retain a family law lawyer, or any lawyer in fact! Though a very difficult time, Matt Cadwell put a lot of my stress at ease. Matt was referred to me by a prior co worker and I am very glad I met with Matt and retained him for my matter. I would recommend Matt to anyone looking for a family law/divorce Attorney.
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Posted by Shawn | November 15, 2015
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Good Lawyer!!
As a military man who lives across the country I am happy to tell everyone that Matt Cadwell is without question an honest, caring, knowledgeable lawyer. He tells you exactly all options within the law, even if you don’t want to hear them, in order for you to make the best decision. He looks beyond just the paperwork in front of him, he is in your corner and will go the extra mile. More times than not Matt was patient with me when I was frustrated with the case and kept calm this allowed me to calm down and look at the bigger picture. I would also like to point out that his rates are more than fair and they will work with you. Thank you Matt Cadwell and Boyd Law all the way from Georgia!
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Posted by Lynnette | September 11, 2015
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Refreshing to find a lawyer who cares
I never thought I would need to find a Family Law Firm, after almost 31 years that suddenly changed. I do not believe I could have found a better group than Boyd Law to represent me and my interests. Everyone is so young yet so intelligent, very ethical as well as very caring and detail oriented. From Century City to Irvine and San Diego everyone on staff that I encountered worked pleasantly with me to get me more than I ever expected. They helped me even more by allowing me to make payments that did not put a strain on my fixed income. When my husband and I reconciled they were very happy for us. It was also a first for Matt Cadwell to have a client reconcile and he was thrilled for us. Boyd Law started out as my representation and ended up feeling more like friends. Even staying in touch after everything was finished just to see how things are going for me and making sure I am doing well. I do not believe anyone could find a better Family Law Firm than Boyd Law. Lynnette
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Posted by Ryan Hall | November 24, 2014
Great Experience
Matt was wonderful to work with and always kept me informed on where we were in the process. He made the proceedings effortless and really took a lot off my plate.
Posted by Dennis | November 6, 2014
Excellent Representation
Matt dealt with a long standing issue I have that recurs and the issue appears to be questionable as it regards its ethics. The issue is about child support. Matt listened to my situation, researched it for CA specific application and proceeded to support my argument effectively. He succeeded in limiting the Court to the issues at hand, shielding me from the normal criticisms an apparent child support scofflaw is subjected, and presented the case to the Court in such a manner that child custody recriminations and allegations were not the primary subject. The issue is legally difficult, a state being CT, insists that no other states may alter its decisions regardless of the agreements among the states.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2014
I cannot express my gratitude for Mr. Cadwell. I was in a very tough situation and Mr. Cadwell made me feel at ease. He helped me with a very difficult case with the utmost respect. He was always prepared and forthcoming. I was very pleased with the result and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needed his assistance.
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Posted by Michelle | September 17, 2014
Amazing and a GREAT attorney!!!
I hired Matt in Dec 2013 and my case continues to this day. It is complicated and a mess but Matt manages to swift through my ever lasting nightmare. Matt is very thorough and holds his ground against an aggressive mean ex. He is also great of reminding me of court dates even from DCSS. thanks Matt!!!
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2014
Always responds quickly to any emails or phone calls Continued to help me with issues even after divorce was final
Posted by denise.m.lee | September 7, 2014
Child Support Modification & Custody
Mr. Cadwell, did an excellent job of helping me through the California legal system while I live in Illinois. He kept me well-informed and explained the process step-by-step. I really appreciate his attentiveness to my case. Thank you!
Posted by Rodney | September 4, 2014
Child Support Modification
I reside in Oklahoma and was struggling trying to modify a support order in Orange County, California. After a year on my own of motions and evidence requests my support modification was denied. I was referred Mr. Cadwell and he accomplished what I couldn’t. My modification to reduce the amount of my monthly support was lowered as well as the arrears in a short four month period. I highly recommend Mr. Cadwell for any Family Law issue you may have.
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Posted by Zack | September 4, 2014
Excellent attorney
Matt did a great job on my case and was a joy to work with throughout the process. Courteous, respectful, and very conscientious, Matt and his team went above and beyond, and at a very reasonable price. I couldn't have been happier with the results.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Boyd Law
  • 2014 - 2014


  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
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  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Board of Trustees
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a great attorney that connects with all his clients. I practice criminal law and anytime a family member or past client needs assistance with a divorce, prenup, child custody case, or family law issue I send them to Matt. He is always available for his clients, he fights hard for his clients, and every person I have sent to Matt have been very happy with the outcome and representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt Cadwell takes excellent care of the firm's clients. Matt is skillful and strategic, prepares thoroughly, is accessible to clients. He has a good manner with clients and cares about helping them through difficult situations."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Matt Caldwell. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and has proven results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cadwell is a skilled and experienced attorney who provides advocacy for his clients goals and objectives."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a very knowledgeable attorney who will strongly advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent divorce attorney and cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Matt Cadwell as a family law lawyer. I have known Matt for many years and he is well respected by peers and judges both for his ethics, candor, and knowledge of the law. I have known him to be direct and honest with both his own clients and opposing attorneys, which helps to settle cases. If litigation is needed, he is a knowledgeable, aggressive, and worthy opponent and client's should feel comfortable having Matt in their corner."
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Irvine Family Lawyer Matt R Cadwell
Matt R Cadwell
Family Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 15 years