Matthew is a Partner at Clarkson Law Firm, P.C, where he leads the firm’s trial department with over 18 years of distinguished experience. As lead counsel for employees, he has secured over $50 million in settlements against transnational corporations like Starbucks, Aetna Life, Whole Foods, and Taco Bell. His practice focuses on federal and state litigation, with emphasis on class actions and representative actions, wage and hour codes, professional liability, product defects, real estate, and entertainment law, to name a few. As a fierce and relentless advocate, Matt is known for his expertise in public speaking, sharp wit, and dedication to thoroughly prepare for every case he handles, as evidenced by his track record of over 500 successfully litigated cases.
Matt began his legal career at a consumer law group in Connecticut while studying for his juris doctorate, before he decided to move to Southern California 13 years ago. Prior to joining Clarkson, he founded his own practice and consulted litigations overflowing from Capstone Law APC, where he created the firm’s model motion for class certification.
Despite his busy schedule, Matt looks forward to spending as much time as he can with his son, Tago, whether it’s teaching him how to wrestle or jamming out on their guitars together.
Matthew is admitted to practice both in Connecticut and California and before the U.S. District Courts for Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California as well as the District Court for District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.