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Matthew Scott Crider

Estate planning Attorney at Davis, CA

4.0   29 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    60%
    While every one of our clients has specific concerns and goals, there are certain questions that come up often, which include: How can I efficiently pass my assets to loved ones? How can I ensure that my minor children will be well-cared for if something happens to me? How can I ensure I will get the care I need if I become incapacitated? How can I ensure a loved one with special needs will get the best possible care? We help provide solutions to these questions, and more.

  2. Elder law
    40%

Matthew Crider grew up in Texas and moved to California because he didn’t feel he was paying enough in taxes. OK, it was also because his wife, a California native, refused to move to Texas. But Matthew brought his Texas gentility to Cali with him. 

Matthew has distinguished himself in the field of law in both Texas and California, where he’s licensed to practice. When he had a case go to the U.S. Supreme Court, however, it was rescheduled because another matter was deemed slightly more pressing – Bush v. Gore. Go figure! (The Crider name goes a long way, but it isn’t quite as powerful as the names Bush or Gore.)

Matthew loves his work at Crider Law Group. It requires forward-thinking and creativity to come up with the best possible solutions for his clients, who call Matthew “dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate.”

At the firm, he provides a wide range of estate planning services, advising individuals and families how to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their financial assets. He says there’s nothing more rewarding than helping people protect themselves and their loved ones at any stage of life's journey. 

Matthew works with men, women, couples, seniors, young families with minor children, families with special needs children of all ages, entrepreneurs with business considerations, and established families.

Matthew frequently speaks to public and private groups on a variety of legal issues. He’s active in the community as a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, the Sacramento County Bar Association, Placer County Bar Association, and Yolo County Bar Association. He’s accredited by the Department of Veteran Affairs to assist veterans in filing claims. He’s also a member of Rotary International.

In his spare time, Matthew loves to spend time with his wife and two young children. He’s an adventurous and active sort, who loves camping, snow shoeing, and traveling – especially if the trip involves cycling. But since his kids are currently little, the cycling travel is on hold until they’re a bit older. Then, those kids are in for a treat!

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Licensed for 26 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/09/2022
State TX
Status Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Crider Law Group
750 F Street
Suite 2
Davis, CA, 95616
Crider Law Group
3017 Douglas Blvd Ste 300
Roseville, CA, 95661
Crider Law Group
333 University Avenue
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA, 95826
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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by Kyle and Diane | June 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Communication
We really enjoyed our experience with Matthew. He is personable and wants to know his client as we go through the process of determining who will manage our affairs in our life. Good questions and he listened well. So nice to have this important work done and grateful to Matthew for getting us there.
Response from Matthew Crider June 7, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. It was wonderful working with you, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to help you. Thanks again!
Posted by Marcus | April 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Matthew Crider did a great job !!! My wife and I needed estate planning and a living trust. Our goal was to have our assets avoid probate. Mr. Crider did an excellent job explaining the process to us and prepared all documents quickly. The process was done within a few months and the cost was reasonable. We definitely feel better that our family is prepared for the future.
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Posted by Jenne and Brian | February 5, 2022
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Exceeded our expectations
We did our estate planning with Matthew and it could not have been easier. He was very clear with expectations and the timeline. He answered all of our questions, gave sound legal advice and helped us feel secure with the decisions we made for our beneficiaries.
Posted by Jesse | October 7, 2021
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Estate Planning
Matthew and team did a really nice job with our estate plan. They were very methodical and thorough throughout the entire process. They answered all of our questions and provided the necessary guidance when requested. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Janet | August 22, 2021
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Estate Plan
Matthew Crider did a thorough job on my estate plan and I am very pleased with the results. I later made some changes on my trust and that was done very well. I feel very confident in his work and would recommend him to others.
Posted by Jake | December 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Matthew and his team were terrific! We needed help with our estate planning process and they walked us through every step of the way. I would definitely recommend them for your legal needs!
Posted by Diane | October 14, 2020
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Living Trust
My experience with Matthew Crider was beyond my expectations. Considering my personal circumstances, Mr. Crider was very thorough in covering what he felt I may want to incorporate in my trust. I felt completely at ease and very confident with his advise and most of all his kindness. I would highly recommend Matthew Crider to a friend if in need of an attorney for a will or trust.
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Posted by Andrew | July 25, 2020
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Estate Planning
Matthew did an excellent job. He was courteous, professional, and patient as we navigated the process. Matthew was able to answer our questions, provide guidance, and help us come with a plan that we feel great about. Moreover, He helped give me the peace of mind I wanted by having a clear estate plan in case the unfortunate were to happen.
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Posted by Jessica | December 6, 2016
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Trust Attorney
Matthew Crider and his associated were extremely professional in helping my husband and I establish a trust for our family. They took the time to answer all of our questions, get all of our documents right and kept us informed throughout the process. We would definitely recommend their group for any of your law related needs.
Response from Matthew Crider September 27, 2017
Thank you, Jessica. It was great working with you and your husband. I'm thrilled that you're pleased with our services. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Thank you again!
Posted by Marc thompson | December 6, 2016
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Very helpful and great service.
Thank you Matthew Crider for your awesome service. We now have a family trust in place that protects my family. I love your detailed process and highly recommend your firm.
Response from Matthew Crider September 27, 2017
Thanks, Marc. I was a pleasure to work with you and Heidi. I really appreciate the opportunity to help you get your estate plan in place. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2014
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Divorce & Separation advice session
Very knowledgeable, made everything easy for me to understand, suggested things I hadn't thought of. Great experience and a great value!
Response from Matthew Crider September 27, 2017
Thank you for your great feedback! I truly enjoyed working with you, and I'm glad you were pleased with my services. Thank you again!
Posted by Brian | March 19, 2016
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Outstanding Living Trust / Special Needs
Mr. Crider was very thorough in the requirements and worked through all the questions we had. Provided a comprehensive matrix of changes that needed to made to our accounts once the Trust was complete.
Response from Matthew Crider October 2, 2019
Thank you, Brian! It was a pleasure working with you, and I'm happy that you're pleased with our services.
Posted by John H | December 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
Very pleased with my experience with Matthew. Matthew set up my estate plan documents including my Trust, Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney and Advance Healthcare Directive. At the end of the process he delivers a binder with all original documents laid out and all instructions to fund the trust. He also included an electronic copy of all documents. Matthew was responsive to my questions and explained every step of the process.
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Response from Matthew Crider October 2, 2019
Thanks, John. I'm glad you're happy with working with us. Thank you for selecting us for your estate plan. Please let me know if I can help you with anything in the future.
Posted by Alan | July 14, 2015
Excellent, professional attorney
I found Matthew to be a professional, on-time, and knowledgeable attorney. He prepared our full set of legal/medical powers of attorney and wills documents. They were ready on time and were well organized and understandable. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Posted by Brenda | April 21, 2015
Knowledgeable, Friendly, Helpful
My husband and I attended a dinner seminar at Season's Restaurant that Matthew books in a private dining area at the restaurant. Not only was the dinner great, but the seminar itself was very informative and Matthew made it really easy for us to follow along as he explained the procedures of how to create a trust. We still had a few questions for Matthew so he invited us to dinner again (at Season's) so we could fully understand how he would prepare a trust for us. After attending the second seminar (and yes, another delicious dinner) my husband and I realized that Matthew Crider was the attorney that we wanted to prepare our trust for us. The overall process was relatively simple -- Matthew met with us in his Davis office, explained the process of the paperwork he would need, how we could obtain it and what the fee would be to prepare our trust. Any time we had a question or problem, either Matthew or someone from his office was available to answer our questions. I really liked the finished project; everything neatly contained within a binder and tucked away up on the shelf. Matthew will meet with you every few years to go over the information in case you have a life change; so far we have not had to use that service. I was so pleased with his work, I recommended my sister-in-law use him as her attorney to prepare her trust.
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Posted by Anthony | March 27, 2015
Family Trust
Matthew did a thorough job in completing our family trust. During the entire process he listened to our concerns and was easy to talk to. I would recommend Matthew to anyone seeking a good attorney.
Posted by Peter | March 17, 2015
Mathew Crider Review
Matthew Crider helped me set up my new business and I found him knowledgeable about how we needed to go about venture. He made the process so much easier and we were very pleased with his work.
Posted by Paul | October 16, 2014
Great Place for an Estate Plan
Matthew provides the experience and knowledge to construct a complete estate plan; not just a will or a trust. This is exactly the service we were looking for, and we were very pleased with the result. He's friendly and very easy to talk to.
Posted by Patricia | November 22, 2013
Sound and Honest Council
Matthew Crider guided me though two difficult law suits with favorable results both times. Due to his thorough preparation and attention to details both cases were settled to my satisfaction without going to trial. He has my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2013
A great experience
I have had the opportunity to work with Matthew in a very difficult situation and he has thoroughly surpassed my expectations! He has the utmost integrity & has a great understanding of people's needs, which is very important in what he does! He kept me thoroughly informed about my case. I was impressed. In the past, my experience with other lawyers and their office staff has been horrible! But not this time. I would recommend Matthew without reservation to anyone that I know.
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Response from Matthew Crider September 27, 2017
Thank you for your feedback! It was a privilege working with you, and I'm glad you're happy with the results. Thanks again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Crider Law Group
  • 1999 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Colantuono & Levin, PC
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Of Counsel
  • Paul & Hanley
  • 2005 - 2006

Education

  • South Texas College Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • MA - Masters
  • 1992
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Texas v. Cobb
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Yolo County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Elder Counsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Placer County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc.
  • Chairperson
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • E. E. Townes Memorial Award
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1995
  • Claire Ruskin Mudge Memorial Scholarship
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1995
  • Leroy Jeffers Moot Court Competition
  • Top 10 Brief
  • 1994

Publications

  • Texas Independent Bar Association
  • Making Objections To Violations Of Vienna Convention Rights After Rocha
  • 2000
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Experts in Crashworthiness Cases (co-authored with Brent Carpenter)
  • 1997
  • South Texas Law Review
  • Police Officers Must Meet "Reasonable Officer" Standard to Withstand Pretext Claim
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
  • 2017
  • Private Event
  • 10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2015
  • Private Event
  • 10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2014
  • Private event
  • 10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2013
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Value of Insurance in Business and Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Private event
  • 10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2012
  • Private event
  • Protect Your Life Savings Against Expensive Long-term Care Costs
  • 2012
  • Private Event
  • Protect and Preserve Your Life's Work
  • 2012
  • SEDCorp Business Boot Camp
  • Business Minefields and Pitfalls
  • 2010
  • SEDCorp Business Boot Camp
  • Business Minefields and Pitfalls
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (17)
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Crider is an accomplished attorney with a level of professionalism, responsiveness and balanced approach to the practice of law that clients deserve."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is a thoughtful and detail-oriented attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew several times over the past few years and am always impressed by his professionalism and ability to communicate in clear, simple terms. I can confidently endorse Matthew Crider, Esq."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matthew for several years through a professional organization we both belong to. I have asked for his advice on several occasions and am always impressed with his knowledge and creative planning strategies. He is always willing to share his knowledge and wisdom with other attorneys to the betterment of our profession. I highly recommend Matthew."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Crider professionally for 18 years. He is an excellent communicator and pays close attention to details. A skilled writer, Mr. Crider does an excellent job developing and implementing the best estate plan for his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is trustworthy, works hard for his clients, and stays on top of the law."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an excellent attorney with a caring attitude & a gift for representing his clients with zeal. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great lawyer with skills."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the pleasure of knowing Matthew both professionally and personally.He is dedicated to his clients and knowledgeable about estate planning. Any client would be fortunate to work with Matthew, and I endorse him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a diligent, insightful attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. Matthew focuses on excellence and maintains a balanced approach to problem solving, which is what clients both need and deserve."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt has an uncommonly friendly approach and I would recommend him for any estate planning or elder law needs."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an attorney committed to excellent client service, professionalism and ethics."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Crider is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am personally aware of Mr. Crider's commitment to continual improvement in the area of bankruptcy law and I endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When working together on behalf of the Placer County Bar Association, Matt has always been personable and professional."
Business Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Matt for a number of years and I'm happy to provide him with an endorsement."
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