Matthew C. Clark is a managing partner with the law firm and a rising star in the Central Valley legal community, and in 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.
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In 2011, Matt attended and graduated from the American Board of Trial Advocates’ National Trial College at Harvard Law School. Before turning 40, he was selected to the Rising Stars list in Southern California by Super Lawyers Magazine — an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of lawyers — and honored as one of the 20 Under 40 People to Watch by Bakersfield Life Magazine. Today, he is a ranked as a Southern California Super Lawyer, and frequently provides expert legal opinions for news 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 focuses on personal injury law, including auto accident, sexual abuse, elder abuse and neglect, wrongful death, and other accident and injury cases. In 2021, Matt was the lead attorney on a pedestrian accident case involving a truck that settled for $22.1 million, one of the largest settlements in the firm’s history.
Matt gives back to his community in various other ways as well. He served as president of the Board of Directors for Clinica Sierra Vista (until 2017), 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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