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Matthew was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Social Thought with a concentration in Spanish.  While attending California Western School of Law, Matthew served as President of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society and Vice President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and earned various awards such as the Academic Achievement Award and the Telecommunications Award.

Matthew joined the Kazerouni Law Group, APC in 2011 and served in an of-counsel capacity to the firm.  In March of 2013, Kazerouni Law Group APC took on Matthew as a full time associate.  Matthew has been an instrumental litigation attorney on Consumer Rights cases.

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN:
All California State Courts
California Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the District of Arizona (pro hac vice)
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida (pro hac vice)
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (pro hac vice)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (pro hac vice)
United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Northern (pro hac vice)
United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Southern (pro hac vice)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (pro hac vice)
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (pro hac vice)

RECENT MEDIA INTERVIEWS
Horrific Post Short Sale & Foreclosure Collection Practices: Interview with Mike Turnquist of 7th Level Real Estate regarding the January 21, 2016 California Supreme Court decision of Coker v. JPMorgan Chase

Real Estate Radio, AM 1220 KDOW: Consumer Rights, Credit Questions & Identity Theft. 

Lawsuit Filed Against Grindr Dating App.  By Brenda Craig, LawyersAndSettlements.com. 

Wall Street Business Network, AM 1220 KDOW: Anything & Everything Credit Bureaus and Consumer Rights. 

Junk debt: How the open market for delinquent debts leads to lawsuits and wage garnishmentsBy Colin Rigley, New Times SLO, Cover Story. 

KLAS-TV Interview re Kazerouni Law Group, APC Class Action Against Manny Pacquiao; and, Pacquiao's Promoters. 

Dating App's Premium Package Has Unfair Cancellation Process.  By Brenda Craig, LawyersAndSettlements.com. 

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Ethical Conundrums in Debt Collection, Ethics MCLE presented by the State Bar of California. 
Guest Lecturer for AP English at Morro Bay High School
Debt Collection in the Age of Technology and the CFPB, 88th Annual California State Bar Association Meeting. 
Home Buyer's Workshop with Century 21. 
Hot Topics with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act presented by the American Bar Association ("ABA")
California Western School of Law
University of California, Irvine
Central Coast Paralegal Association
California Polytechnic State University
Business Networking International
San Luis Obispo County Drug & Alcohol Services

ORGANIZATIONS
Business Law Section, State Bar of California
Lawyer Referral & Information Service
National Association of Consumer Advocates
NACA Debt Defense eCourse Development Team
Member of American Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
San Luis Obispo Bar Association

AWARDS
2015 M&Awards - Best Consumer Rights Lawyer - California
The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services presented by the State Bar of California, Board of Governors
Award for Academic Excellence presented by California Western School of Law
Andrea L. Johnson Telecommunications Award presented by California Western School of Law
Academic Honors in the Creative Problem Solving Concentration presented by California Western School of Law
Pro Bono Honors Society Award presented by California Western School of Law

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Consumer Protection: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Michael Frederick Cardoza

    Matt Loker is a bulldog! Long after other lawyers may have given up on a case, Matt is still in there working a new angle for his client. I would hire him myself!

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  • Wayne A. Sinnett

    Matt is an amazing attorney and an all-around great guy. I highly recommend him.

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Contact info

KAZEROUNI LAW GROUP, APC

1303 East Grand Avenue, #101
Arroyo Grande, CA, 93420

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive201105/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Consumer Rights Lawyer - CaliforniaM&Awards2015
Award for Academic ExcellenceCalifornia Western School of Law2011
Andrea L. Johnson Telecommunications AwardCalifornia Western School of Law2011
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2011
Academic HonorsCalifornia Western School of Law2011
Pro Bono Honors Society AwardCalifornia Western School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkSpace and Naval Warfare Systems Command2011 - 2011
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Michael E. Cindrich2010 - 2010
MediatorGirls Rehabilitative Facility - Juvenile Hall2010 - 2010
MediatorNorth County Lifeline2010 - 2010
Law Clerk & MediatorSan Diego Restorative Justice Mediation Program2010 - 2010
Law ClerkEmployee Rights Center2009 - 2010
Law ClerkThe Law Offices of Debra Scheufler2009 - 2009
Lexis AssociateLexis/Nexis2009 - 2011
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services CommitteeVice Chair of Programming2016 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2016 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionMember2015 - Present
SLO Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
LA Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
OC Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2011 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesDebt Defense eCourse Development Team2015 - 2016
Alternative Dispute Resolution SocietyVice President2011 - 2011
Pro Bono Honors SocietyMember2010 - 2010
Entertainment and Sports Law SocietyPresident2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Jiffy LubeCase settled for $47,000,000
B.L. v. Oxnard European Motors, LLC, et al.Settled
C.W. v. Arstrat, LLCJudgment in favor of Plaintiff
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
SLO Debt Defense$14,000,000.00 Settlement Between Kazerouni Law Group, APC and Wells Fargo Granted Final Approval2016
LawyersandSettlements.comKazerouni Law Group, APC Helps NFL Fans Fight Bak Against DirecTV's "Package Deal."2016
LawyersAndSettlements.comDating App’s Premium Package Has Unfair Cancellation Process—Suit Alleges2015
LawyersAndSettlements.comLawsuit Filed against Gay Dating App2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Calif. Woman Seeks Class Cert. In DISH Retailer TCPA Suit2015
El Editor$1,000,000.00 Settlement between Kazerouni Law Group, APC and Asset Acceptance, LLC2015
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Obtains Judgment Against The Credit Bureau Of Santa Maria dba Credit Bureau Of San Luis Obispo And Santa Barbara Counties2015
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Awarded Summary Judgment Against Credit Bureau Of Santa Maria2015
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Defeats AT&T's Motion To Compel Arbitration2015
Top Class ActionsDish One Satellite Faces TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Over Cell Phone Calls2015
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Defeats First National Bank Of Omaha's Dismissal Attempt2015
SLO Debt DefenseON CALL CASH's Racial Slurs Lead to Kazerouni Law Group, APC Judgment2015
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Obtains Judgment Against French Hospital Debt Collector2015
SLO Debt DefenseFox 5 Reports on Kazerouni Law Group, APC Class Action Against Tinder2015
Heritage Credit Repair BlogAnother Heritage Credit Group Client Wins Cash Award!2015
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC ReceiveS FInal Approval Of TCPA Class Action Settlement With Kaiser Permanente2015
Heritage Credit Repair BlogArroyo Grande Home Buyer Workshop Huge Success!2015
SLO Debt DefenseKLAS-TV Reports On Kazerouni Law Group, APC Class Action Against Pacquiao; and, Pacquiao's Promoters2015
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Obtains Class Certification Against General Electric2015
SLO Debt Defense$13,000,000.00 Settlement Between Wells Fargo and Kazerouni Law Group, APC Approved By Court2015
SLO Debt Defense$11,000,000.00 Settlement Between Kazerouni Law Group, APC and Chase Approved By Court2015
Spit FireYahoo May Have Violated the TCPA with SMS Welcome Message2015
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Defeats Dish Motion To Transfer2015
Law 360Plaintiffs Look To Combine Six Calif. Oil Spill Suits2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Trojan Condom Maker Sued Under Calif. Made-In-USA Law2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Lands' End Tries To Kick 'Made In USA' Suit For Good2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)AT&T Debt Collector's Notices Expose Info, Suit Says2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)49ers Fans Say Season Ticket Resale Rule Harms Competition2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Macy's Settles Class Action Over Customer Info Collection2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)HSBC Will Pay Up To $6.5M To Settle Call Recording Suit2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)NFL, DirecTV Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Broadcast Deals2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Calif. Spill Fouled Beaches And Gutted Tourism, Suit Says2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Manny Pacquiao Punched With Suits Over Undisclosed Injury2015
Top Class ActionsAsset Acceptance TCPA Class Action Settlement2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Calif. Dater Sues Match.com Over No-Cancel Contract2015
AVVO Legal GuidesAnswering Debt Collection Complaints for Pro Se Litigants2015
New TimesJunk debt: How the open market for delinquent debts leads to lawsuits and wage garnishments2014
SLO Debt DefenseFIghting Credit Card Lawsuits2014
SLO Debt DefenseFlat Fee Defense for Collection Actions2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Obtains Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Progresses Past Progressive Casualty Insurance Company's AttEmpt To Dismiss Nationwide Class Action2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Defeats Yahoo!, Inc.'s Attempt To Dismiss Class Action2014
SLO Debt DefenseFederal Judge Affirms Ruling In Favor of Kazerouni Law Group, APC in Discovery Dispute With Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group LLC2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Certifies Class Against Los Angeles Debt Collector2014
SLO Debt DefenseNinth Circuit Rules In Favor Of Kazerouni Law Group, APC Against Sirius XM Radio2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC's $2,600,000.00 Settlement with Bank Of America Approved By Court2014
SLO Debt Defense$750,000.00 Settlement Between Kazerouni Law Group, APC and Apria HealthCare Preliminarily Approved By Court2014
SLO Debt Defense$8,000,000.00 Settlement Between Kazerouni Law Group, APC and Comenity Bank Preliminarily Approved By Court2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Obtains Final Approval Of $2,750,000.00 Settlement With FIA Card Services2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Obtains Preliminary Approval Of $2,500,000.00 Settlement With Schwan's Home Service, Inc.2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Defeats SGS Automotive's Attempt To Dismiss Recording Class Action2014
SLO Debt DefenseYahoo! Loses Bid To REVERSE Ruling In Favor Of Kazerouni Law Group, APC.2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC's $11,000,000.00 Settlement With JPMorgan Chase Bank Approved By Court2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Doubles The Maximum Recovery For California Consumer2014
SLO Debt DefenseKazerouni Law Group, APC Awarded More Than $20,000.00 In Attorneys' Fees and Costs Following FDCPA Action Against Michael & Associates2014
SLO Debt DefenseSLO Debt Defense Blog2014
Kazerouni Law Group, APCKazerouni Law Group, APC Blog2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of ToledoLaw and Social ThoughtBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Archbishop Moeller High SchoolN/AN/A2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of California CLEEthical Conundrums in Debt Collection2016
California Polytechnic State UniversityLegal Responsibilities of Business2016
Wall Street Business NetworkConsumer Rights, Credit Questions & Identity Theft2015
University of California, IrvineGuest Lecturer for Political Science2015
San Luis Obispo County Drug & Alcohol ServicesCredit Report Rehabilitation2015
Morro Bay High SchoolGuest Lecturer for AP English2015
KLAS-TVKazerouni Law Group Class Action Against Manny Paquiao2015
Century 21Home Buyer's Workshop2015
American Bar AssociationHot Topics with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act2015
88th Annual California State Bar MeetingDebt Collection in the Age of Technology and the CFPB2015
Central Coast Paralegal AssociationEthics & Social Media2014
California Polytechnic State UniversityUnderstanding Debt, Credit Reports & Other Consumer Finance Issues2014
Business Networking InternationalIntro to Consumer Law2014
AM 1220 KDOWAnything & Everything Credit Bureaus and Consumer Rights2014
California Western School of LawIs Law School for Me?2011