Matthew C. Clark is a senior partner with the law firm and a rising star in the legal community of Kern County and California.

Matt grew up in Bakersfield, graduating from Garces Memorial High School. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, before attending law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While in law school, Matt was an active member of the school’s Mock Trial Competition Team. He joined the firm in 2006, after serving as a litigation associate at another local law firm for five years.

In 2011, Matt attended and graduated from the American Board of Trial Advocates’ National Trial College at Harvard Law School. He has been selected year after year as a Rising Star in Southern California by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40. He was also named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and honored as one of the 20 Under 40 People to Watch by Bakersfield Life Magazine. He frequently provides expert legal opinions for media stories, speaks to local high school coaches regarding liability in athletics, and provides advice to local residents in workshops focusing on home and auto insurance and liability issues.

Matt gives back to his community in various other ways as well. He serves as President of the Board of Directors for Clinica Sierra Vista, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation. He sits on the planning committee for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kern County’s annual event, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash.

Testimonials

Garret G. -
★★★★★
"It is very easy for me to understand why Matt (Clark) has received the distinctions of Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Bakersfield’s ’20 Under 40 People to Watch.’ "
Kevin M. -
★★★★★
"I know I needed a lawyer when the accident happened. My wife called, and Matt (Clark) came to see us in the hospital. I knew right then and there that he was going to be our lawyer. "
Sharon C. -
★★★★★
"Matt (Clark) was there not only for legal help but any kind of support as well. I always felt they had my well being in safe hands."
Ryan B. -
★★★★★
"Matthew Clark helped guide my wife and I through this extremely difficult legal path. Mr. Clark's support staff was also very helpful to us and made time to answer all of our questions and get us appointments that would work with our schedule. "
Tory G. -
★★★★★
"Matt (Clark) was the one who helped me through all of the legal processes, I would have never been able to get by without him."
Mike J. -
★★★★★
"Matthew (Clark) not only was extremely professional in my case, but always empathetic and sensitive to me and my families daily struggles from the beginning to the end of my case."

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University, B.A., 1997
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2001

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars