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Matthew Crider provides a wide range of family law, divorce, and estate planning services, advising individuals and families on how to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their assets. His family law and divorce practice focuses on providing sound legal advice and being a strong advocate for his clients.

His estate planning practice focuses on preserving wealth by providing comprehensive, highly personalized estate planning counsel to couples, families, individuals and business owners.

He serves his clients by listening closely to their goals, dreams and concerns and working with them to resolve their legal issues.

His clients include individuals, young families with minor children, families with special needs children of all ages, and entrepreneurs with business considerations.

His philosophy is based on a forward-thinking approach focused on resolving issues and solving problems.

Matthew is an active member of the legal community, is a former Treasurer of the Placer County Bar Association, and is a former Chairman of Northern California Lawyer Access, a non-profit lawyer referral service.

Matthew is licensed to practice law in California and Texas, and is accredited by the Department of Veteran Affairs to assist veterans in filing claims.

Matthew speaks frequently to public and private groups on issues of family law, estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits, special needs planning, and business succession planning.

Matthew lives in Davis, California with his wife and two young children.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Divorce: 40%
  3. Guardianship: 10%



Hourly ($350-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Denise E Chambliss

    Matt Crider is an accomplished attorney with a level of professionalism, responsiveness and balanced approach to the practice of law that clients deserve.


    Denise Chambliss Trusts Attorney
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Contact info

Crider Law Group

202 Cousteau Place
Suite 260
Davis, CA, 95618

Crider Law Group

333 University Avenue
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA, 95826

Crider Law Group

3017 Douglas Blvd Ste 300
Roseville, CA, 95661



TXInactive 199608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
E. E. Townes Memorial AwardSouth Texas College of Law1995
Claire Ruskin Mudge Memorial ScholarshipSouth Texas College of Law1995
Leroy Jeffers Moot Court CompetitionTop 10 Brief1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCrider Law1999 - Present
Of CounselColantuono & Levin, PC2007 - 2010
Of CounselPaul & Hanley2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary InternationalN/A2009 - Present
Placer County Bar AssociationTreasurer2008 - 2012
Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc.Chairperson2006 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Texas v. CobbAffirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Independent Bar AssociationMaking Objections To Violations Of Vienna Convention Rights After Rocha2000
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationExperts in Crashworthiness Cases (co-authored with Brent Carpenter)1997
South Texas Law ReviewPolice Officers Must Meet "Reasonable Officer" Standard to Withstand Pretext Claim1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Texas System, AustinAccountingMA - Masters1992
University of Texas System, AustinAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Private Event10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes2015
Private Event10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes2014
Private event10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes2013
National Association of Insurance and Financial AdvisorsValue of Insurance in Business and Estate Planning2013
Private EventProtect and Preserve Your Life's Work2012
Private eventProtect Your Life Savings Against Expensive Long-term Care Costs2012
Private event10 Most Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes2012
SEDCorp Business Boot CampBusiness Minefields and Pitfalls2010
SEDCorp Business Boot CampBusiness Minefields and Pitfalls2009