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Matthew D Easton

Personal injury Attorney at Costa Mesa, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Matt Easton


Licensed for 13 years

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    My firm has a combined 60 years handling all types of auto and motorcycle accident claims.

    13 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    My firm has a combined 60 years handling all types of personal injury claims.

    13 years

  3. Slip and fall accident
    15%
    My firm has a combined 60 years handling all types of slip and fall claims.

    13 years

  4. Wrongful death
    15%
    My firm has a combined 60 years handling all types of wrongful death claims.

    13 years

  5. Brain injury
    10%
    My firm has a combined 60 years handling all types of personal injury and brain injury claims.

    13 years

Matthew D. Easton is the Managing Partner of Easton & Easton, LLP, located in Costa Mesa, California. The firm was originally founded by Matt's father, Doug Easton, in 1993 after he had spent more than 20 years representing personal injury and medical malpractice plaintiffs. Matt now practices with his father and two brothers, Brian and Travis. Between them, they have more than 100 years of combined experience representing personal injury/wrongful death victims and have recovered more than $100,000,000 for their clients in the past 5 years alone.


Since joining the firm, Matt has become a central figure in some of Easton & Easton’s most prominent cases, including a 2019 mediated settlement for $20,000,000, a 2016 settlement for $3,060,000, a 2013 settlement for $2,750,000, and two 2017 settlements for $1,875,000 and $1,800,000 – all of which were selected as Top Million-Dollar Settlements in California for their respective years, and which contributed to Matt’s lifetime selection to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® – The Top Trial Lawyers in America® (an honor given to less than 1% of all attorneys in the United States).


Matt is a partner at Easton & Easton and has been selected each year since 2016 among Super Lawyers’ Up-and-Coming Top 100 (Southern California) and Super Lawyers’ Up-and-Coming Top 25 (Orange County), honors given to less than 0.5% of attorneys. Matt has also been chosen each year since 2018 as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation. Best Lawyers selects attorneys who have earned peer recognition through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list. Matt has also been featured among Southern California’s “Best Lawyers” each year since 2017 in the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times Magazine.


Additionally, he has been chosen each year since 2014 for the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in California and Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, honors given to less than 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California under the age of 40. Matt has also been selected each year since 2015 for the American Academy of Trial Attorneys’ Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys “10 Best” Attorneys for California, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys’ Top 10 Under 40, and for the highest AV Preeminent rating offered by Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious peer rating service for legal ability and ethics.


Since joining Easton & Easton, Matt has litigated hundreds of cases for meritorious plaintiffs, including important cases against the State of California, numerous cities, numerous school districts, and countless large corporate entities and other defendants. In 2019, Matt acquired $20,000,000 in a hotly disputed matter for a client injured on the Defendant’s premises. In 2016, Matt litigated the mediated settlement of a difficult lane-splitting motorcycle accident for $3,060,000 (10 times the medical bills). In 2017, Matt acquired $1,875,000 and $1,800,000 for two auto accident pre-litigation cases where the plaintiff’s medical bills were less than $200,000 in each case. In 2013, Matt was instrumental in securing a negotiated settlement of $2.75 Million for the wrongful death of an unmarried 55-year-old man whose only surviving heirs were his 80-year-old parents, such that he received a Commendation from the City of Lancaster for his work in that case. In 2014, Matt represented a breast cancer survivor whose healed breast reconstruction incision ruptured after a T-bone collision. After litigating the case for more than a year, Matt negotiated an exceptional settlement of $1,240,000 one month before trial.

Matt has been the Managing Partner at Easton & Easton since 2019, where he and his family lead a team of seasoned litigators fighting for the rights and full compensation of injury victims in all types of personal injury matters. Given the impressive pedigree of success and results exhibited by Easton & Easton's attorneys, the firm has been chosen by U.S. News & World Report as one of Southern California's Best Law Firms each year since 2014 and has also been chosen as the Official Personal Injury Attorneys of the Anaheim Ducks and Proud Partners of the Angels.

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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 08/06/2022

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Posted by Terry | October 15, 2013
Beyond my Expectations
I was injured in an auto accident in 2009. The other driver admitted fault but his insurance company had stopped all communications with me and with the Statute of Limitations nearing, was attempting to 'run out the clock.' Matthew's firm was recommended to me by a colleague, whose wife had successful representation from Matthew's firm. From our first meeting I trusted Matthew. Even though my case went on for what seemed to be forever (almost 18 months), Matthew kept me informed during the entire legal process. Because of Matthew’s diligence and hard work, I received the maximum settlement from the other driver's insurance policy and the maximum permitted under my own insurance company's under insured policy provision. Matthew exceeded my expectations!
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2012
Excellent Attorney
I was thoroughly impressed with the way in which Mr. Easton handled my case-- with a great deal of expertise and care. I felt like he genuinely cared about me and made it a top priority to get me the help I so badly needed after sustaining some serious injuries. I have dealt with attorneys in the past and must say that my experience with Mr. Easton exceeded all expectations. He is intelligent, hard working, and honest-- a gifted lawyer despite having been an attorney for a relatively short period of time. I was very impressed with his work ethic. I highly recommend Mr. Matthew D Easton. He's an excellent attorney.
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Posted by jackie | September 23, 2015
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family firm, gives family worthy work
The Easton's are an amazing family that worked so hard for my little girl, I can't thank them enough. For a case (that I felt so strongly was a slam dunk!) turned into a long drawn out process that required tireless hours from the lawyers and staff at this firm. I know work was even being done while on vacation. They even found a separate issue that created a 'slam dunk' case, that I wasn't even aware of. They have set the bar high, and I would return to them, or send them a referral, anytime it was needed. Personal attention, detailed research, and incredible results. Great law firm to work with.
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Posted by Sam | August 28, 2015
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No case to winning the case
I had to switch attorneys to The Eastons because my previous attorney was so bad they filed my case under the wrong name.. I thought their was no way to get my medical bills paid from the accident I was in. This time I went to the right attorney because Natt found a way and I got all my Medicals paid for with some going to my pocket. Matt did an excellent job and I would recommend him and his firm to anyone.
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Posted by Joelynn | August 27, 2015
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Highly Recommend
If you are looking for high quality, honest, thorough, well educated, and makes sure you are constantly informed- then look no further!! I can say, without a doubt, my experience was amazing. Highly recommend!!!
Posted by Lloyd Weinstein | February 25, 2015
Great attorney
Matt helped me recover damages against Cal trans and the State of California for a bicycle accident I suffered from their failure to mark a damaged section of roadway on which I crashed and broke my leg. Matt prevailed in this difficult case. I had contacted several other attorneys who would not take on this case, but Matt was eager to go forward for me. I can't thank him and his family enough. He works together with his family comprised of his father, Doug and his brothers; and with this you get the all their expertise and experience working together for you. I highly recommend Matt and his firm.
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Posted by Kathy | February 24, 2015
Outstanding!
This is one smart attorney that excells in people skills, organization, and results! I would hire him again in a heartbeat! I just hope I don't need to!
Posted by Mark | October 15, 2013
Bike fall, almost died
My son is the one who recommended Matt and his firm. I never thought about filing a suit but on my son's recommendation I contacted Matt. I'm glad I did. It turned out that the uneven roadway that caused my fall was improperly built and not according to state codes. I of course had no idea. It was not an open and shut case, in fact it was a difficult case but Matt was able to reach a settlement to my liking. The defendant was a city and they had first class attorneys. It was obvious to me that the opposing attorneys and the arbitration judge who we dealt with, had great respect for Matt and his firm.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • EASTON & EASTON, LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • EASTON & EASTON, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Technology
  • Whittier Law School
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton
  • 2009 - 2013
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Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Lazarowitz v. Shuttle Bus
  • $3,060,000
  • Higashi v. Alhambra Birchwood Townhomes HOA
  • $2,000,000
  • Withington v. McCollum
  • $1,250,000
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Associations

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Moot Court Honors Board
  • Chief Justice
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Review
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Trial Advocacy Honors Board
  • Competing Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Moot Court Honors Board
  • Competing Member
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year
  • Whittier Law School
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Up-and-Coming Top 100 - Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Up-and-Coming Top 25 - Orange County
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated (Highest Rating)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Million Dollar Advocate - The Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate - The Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorney in California
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney in California
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Law Firms - Southern California
  • US News & World Report
  • 2014
  • City Commendation for Wrongful Death Settlement of $2.75 Million
  • City of Lancaster
  • 2013
  • Best Oral Advocate -- Susan E. McGuigan Competition
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Whittier Law Review
  • Disparate Outcomes Among Medical Malpractice Victims: A New Look At An Equal Protection Challenge to MICRA
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been in the Courtroom with Mr. Easton and witnessed a Judge commend his legal work on a case. Mr. Easton is personable and sharp and professional. I fully endorse Mr. Easton."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an extremely well respected and knowledgable attorney. Matt is one of the most ethical, highly competent attorneys around and I would not hesitate to recommend him for your personal injury needs."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Friend
"I had the pleasure of going to law school with Mr. Easton. He is an excellent person and attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for many years and know him to be an excellent attorney who will zealously advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Easton. I have known Matt since law school where he achieved great accolades, and have seen him develop into a talented and well respected attorney. I have also personally referred cases to Matt which he successfully litigated and I certainly would not hesitate to refer a friend of family member to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Easton is a fine attorney. He comes from a family of attorneys who are all dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who have suffered an injury or loss. He is a passionate and genuinely cares for those he represents and this shines through in everything he does."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt for many years and have referred several friends and family to him and his firm. Without exception, those I've referred each received personal and professional attention that yielded great results. Matt is smart, experienced, and passionate about what he does. Anybody seriously injured would do well to have Matt at their side."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Easton. He cares about his clients and is concerned about their cases. He and his firm are highly knowledgeable in personal injury matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Easton for several years. His tireless work ethic and ability to advocate for his clients make him a formidable opponent."
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Costa Mesa Personal injury Lawyer Matthew D Easton
Matthew D Easton
Personal injury Attorney
Costa Mesa, CA
Licensed for 13 years
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