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Matt has devoted his entire career to representing clients in labor and employment matters. He specializes in all types of employment litigation, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues (such as unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime, meal and rest periods, commissions, travel time, bonuses and expense reimbursement), leaves of absence, and employment contracts. Matt often handles complex, complicated cases as well as class actions.
Matt is an innovative litigator with substantial and diverse experience. He has obtained numerous successful results for clients at trials, arbitrations and various governmental hearings. Since 2015, Matt has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Southern California Rising Star, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40.
Prior to founding Ares Law Group, Matt spent years as an attorney at Jackson Lewis P.C., widely recognized as one of the leading labor and employment firms in the United States. While at Jackson Lewis, Matt represented and counseled local, national and international clients as well as insurance companies in all types of employment matters.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine. He then obtained his Juris Doctor from Chapman University where he was a competition member of the Appellate Moot Court Honors Board.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2021|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Lead Trainer||Elite Litigation Training||2019 - Present|
|Shareholder||Ares Law Group||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Jackson Lewis||2012 - 2015|
|Attorney||Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo||2007 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2015 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2007 - 2008|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Slashing of Incentives Associated with Wage and Hour Litigation||2011|
|Chapman University, School of Law||Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of California, Irvine||Bachelor of Arts Degree||2004|
|Jackson Lewis Breakfast Series||Employment Law||2014|
|Jackson Lewis Breakfast Series||Employment Law||2013|
|Employment Law Conference||Employment Law||2012|
|Employment Law Conference||Employment Law||2011|
|Breakfast Briefing||Employment Law||2008|
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