I primarily practice in the areas of environmental law, toxic tort, general liability, insurance and business litigation. While in law school, I served as Lead Articles Editor of the Whittier Law Review and member of the Moot Court Honors Board. I also received the CALI Excellence Award in both Trade Secrets Law and Remedies, was named to the Dean’s List and Honor Roll and was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship.
In my last year of law school, I was honored to serve as a judicial extern for the Honorable Andrew J. Guilford, United States District Court Judge for the Central District of California, which included a chance to work in chambers with former Chief Judge Alex Kozinski on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, WA.
Prior to law school, I received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona, which trained me in numerous health related disciplines, including epidemiology and environmental health. My thesis work was completed through a graduate internship with the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Epidemiology Division. In college, I was a varsity member of the track & field team and was honored with the Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award.
Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (30-50%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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I was fortunate enough to work with Matt for several years. In that time, Matt repeatedly demonstrated superb legal skill and advocacy. However, I have been most impressed by Matt's unwavering commitment to his clients and his personal investment in the outcome of their cases. Matt possesses the uncommon combination of legal expertise and compassion from which his clients immensely benefit.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Excellence for the Future Award||CALI||2006|
|Partner||Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP||2007 - 2016|
|Judicial Extern||U.S. District Court||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Self & Bhamre||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Claims & Litigation Management Alliance||Member||2014 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2015 - 2016|
|Best v. Allied Electric, et al.||Defense Verdict|
|Stein v. Asbestos Corp., et al.||Case Dismissed|
|Pell v. Allied Roofing, et al.||Case Dismissed|
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|Whittier Law Review||All or Nothing: State Reaction in the Wake of Granholm v. Heald||2006|
|Whittier Law School||Law||J.D.||2007|
|University of Arizona||Public Health||M.P.H.||2004|
|Westmont College||Biology & Philosophy||B.A.||1999|