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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2006||04/14/2017|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2012 Outstanding Volunteer||San Francisco Bar VLSP||2013|
|2011 Outstanding VLSP Volunteer in Public Service||Volunteer Legal Services Program||2011|
|Equal Justice Woks Fellowship||Equal Justice Works||2004|
|Magna cum laude||The Ohio State University||2000|
|Pre-Law Study Abroad, St. Anne's College, Oxford||The Ohio State University||1999|
|Attorney||The Brinegar Law Firm||2015 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Physicians' Advocates||2012 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Girard Gibbs LLP||2011 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||The Sturdevant Law Firm||2010 - 2011|
|Litigation Counsel||Center for Responsible Lending||2008 - 2010|
|Staff Attorney||AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly||2006 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Society for Healthcare Attorneys||Member||2013 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||2011 - Present|
|Volunteer Legal Services Program||Volunteer Attorney, Consumer Debt Defense and Education Clinic||2011 - Present|
|San Francisco Bicycle Coalition||Member||2011 - Present|
|Auluck v. County of Alameda||Defeated an Anti-SLAPP motion|
|Cahill v. Franciscan Health Systems, 3:12-cv-05829||Won a motion to dismiss and created new law|
|Gentry v. Empire Medical Training||Prevailed on an opposition to compel arbitration and a motion to dismiss.|
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|San Francisco Attorney||Homeowner’s Bill of Rights: What San Francisco Attorneys Need to Know||2012|
|The Northeastern University Law Journal||Policy and Litigation Barriers to Fighting Predatory Lending||2010|
|AARP Bulletin DC||Ask A Lawyer--Real Property Tax||2008|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD||2004|
|Ohio State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|2010 Mortgage Lending Litigation Conference||Depositions: Whom Should We be Deposing and What Should We be Asking?||2010|
|Northeastern University Law Journal Symposium||Representing the Resident: Advocacy in the Shadow of Foreclosure||2009|
|What State Legislators Can Do to Help Predatory Lending Victims||Federal Preemption of State Predatory Lending Laws||2008|
|Alliance||Medicare Part D||2005|
Posted by Hazel
I went to Matthew to get legal advice before getting married. I knew there were pre-nups, health care directives, wills and living wills that my fiance and I needed to think about before tying the knot. I didn't have any idea what any of these contracts meant, how they were constructed or how I should approach them. Matthew was fantastic about slowly walking me through every aspect of every kind of agreement, giving me examples to help me understand, and answering all of my questions.
He was extraordinarily helpful, accommodating and communicated promptly with me every step of the way. I absolutely plan to continue going to him for any and all of my future legal needs. =]
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Brinegar was kind, patient and understanding upon initial contact and offered advice. He listened to my situation carefully, despite my own difficulties explaining myself. He did a thorough and complete job answering my question, explaining my situation to me so it is clear. He was extremely prompt. He told me what I needed to know, why I needed to know it and also told me how to improve things. He was straightforward and honest about fees, and what he is able to do in my situation. There was one thing he doesn't usually handle. He told me, and recommended a solution that is useful and correct. I would/will contact Mr. Brinegar again if I needed help with the things he deals with. I felt relief that I could speak openly and was treated with dignity. Mr. Brinegar is the kind of attorney I would want to work with me. He explained everything I need to know, made suggestions, gave me a detailed explanation of what I might do, AND how to do it, which is fabulous. I have had a very positive experience with Mr. Brinegar.
Posted by An
I called asking if a workmen's comp settlement offer will affect my SSDI award. If yes, how to reduce the impact.
He told me it will not affect my SSDI but could affect my future SS income when I reach retirement age. He answered my questions thoroughly and patiently.
He gave me wording to use in any settlement to reduce the impact of a cash disbursement/settlement.