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 served as past president of the Board of Directors for Clinica Sierra Vista, and also served on the Board of Directors for the San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation (now known as Adventist Health). He sits on the planning committee for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kern County’s annual event, Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash, and is a board member on the MADD Kern County Advisory Board. Matt also is a board member for Children’s Advocates Resource Endowment (C.A.R.E.), a nonprofit that raises money for local children’s charities.
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- Loyola Marymount University, B.A., 1997
- University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2001
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- 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