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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Certified Specialist - Family Law||State Bar of California||2013|
|Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Family Law||The Witkin legal Institute||2006|
|CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Trusts and Estates||The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2006|
|Principal Attorney||The Law Office of Matthew J. Rudy||2012 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Hoover, Bechtel, Hoover & Krepelka, LLP||2012 - 2012|
|Senior Assoicate||Hoover & Bechtel, LLP||2011 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Hoover & Bechtel, LLP||2007 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Member||2013 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Section||Executive Committee||2012 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association, Family Law Section Domestic Partners Committee||Secretary||2012 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association Family Law Section, Young Lawyer's Committee||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Assoication, Young Lawyers Division Family Law Committee||Member||2008 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity||Member||2005 - Present|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||N/A||Law||2007|
|Fordham University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Fordham University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Role of an Expert in Litigation||Role of an Expert in Litigation||2016|
|West Valley Bar Association Quarterly Meeting||Using Technology to Increase Efficiency in Your Practice||2014|
|Evergreen Valley College Legal Studies Program - Family Law Class||The Past, Present and Future of Domestic Partnerships and Same Sex Marriage in California||2012|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Evidence Traps and Tricks: The Play||2009|
|Evergreen Valley College Legal Studies Program - Family Law Class||A review of same-sex relationships in the wake of Proposition 8 and Strauss v. Horton||2009|
|Evergreen Valley College Legal Studies Program||Guest Lecturer - General Legal Practice||2007|