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Matthew J. Rudy is the founding attorney of The Law Office of Matthew J. Rudy. A San Jose native, Matt has been a family law attorney since graduating from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2007.
Matt attended college at Fordham University’s Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx, New York. An eight-time Academic All-American on Fordham’s Division I men’s water polo team, Matt graduated with a double major in Political Science and History.
After college Matt returned to his hometown to attend law school at Santa Clara University. It was there that he discovered his passion for family law and first realized his desire to work directly with clients to obtain practical results-oriented solutions to real world problems. A recipient of multiple awards for receiving the top marks in his classes, Matt accepted a position with one of the South Bay’s premier family law firms following his graduation. There Matt gained tremendous experience representing a diverse range of family law clients in proceedings including custody and visitation proceedings, child support hearings, hearings on temporary and permanent spousal support, post-judgment modification proceedings, domestic violence restraining order proceedings and trials on complex property characterization, property valuation and property division issues.
Having passed the October 2011 Family Law Specialist Exam administered by the State Bar of California, and awaiting the completion of other requirements to become a Certified Family Law Specialist, in 2012 Matt decided to open his own practice dedicated to providing his clients with the best results in the most efficient and expeditious fashion possible. This vision guides Matt’s practice and he often extolls the virtues of performing a cost-benefit analysis before pursuing a course of action.
Outside the office Matt remains close to the sport of water polo. Having coached while in law school, Matt currently serves as coach of the Stanford University club water polo team.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
    9 years, 750 cases
  2. Alimony: 20%
    9 years, 750 cases
  3. Child Support: 20%
    9 years, 750 cases
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    9 years, 750 cases
  5. Family: 20%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($375/hour), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Gregory Scott Hartman

    Matt is a highly respected attorney and intelligent attorney. He has developed real expertise in the area of family law. I would highly recommend Matt in this area.


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  • Timothy Michael Etzkorn

    Matt is a dedicated professional who cares deeply for people.


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Contact info

The Law Office of Matthew J. Rudy

2033 Gateway Place, Suite 500
San Jose, CA, 95110


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Certified Specialist - Family LawState Bar of California2013
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Family LawThe Witkin legal Institute2006
CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Trusts and EstatesThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyThe Law Office of Matthew J. Rudy2012 - Present
Senior AssociateHoover, Bechtel, Hoover & Krepelka, LLP2012 - 2012
Senior AssoicateHoover & Bechtel, LLP2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyHoover & Bechtel, LLP2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2013 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners SectionExecutive Committee2012 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section Domestic Partners CommitteeSecretary2012 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers CommitteeMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association Family Law Section, Young Lawyer's CommitteeMember2008 - Present
American Bar Assoication, Young Lawyers Division Family Law CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Fordham UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Fordham UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Role of an Expert in LitigationRole of an Expert in Litigation2016
West Valley Bar Association Quarterly MeetingUsing Technology to Increase Efficiency in Your Practice2014
Evergreen Valley College Legal Studies Program - Family Law ClassThe Past, Present and Future of Domestic Partnerships and Same Sex Marriage in California2012
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationEvidence Traps and Tricks: The Play2009
Evergreen Valley College Legal Studies Program - Family Law ClassA review of same-sex relationships in the wake of Proposition 8 and Strauss v. Horton2009
Evergreen Valley College Legal Studies ProgramGuest Lecturer - General Legal Practice2007