Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney and MC3 Certified Mediator. Matt is a compassionate and intuitive peacemaker with 13 years family law litigation experience and a decade of real world small business and management experience acquired before he began the full-time practice of law. Now he dedicates his professional practice to empowering parties to control the outcome of their family law matter through mediation, neutral case evaluation, and collaborative practice.
Matt has practiced exclusively in family law litigation and mediation for his entire legal career. He has worked with some the most renowned (and formidable) family law litigators in the region in high-asset, high-conflict litigation. He now dedicates his practice to helping ordinary people avoid the pitfalls and costs of litigation through neutral services.
Six years service as Santa Barbara Superior Court Settlement Master in family law; private practice mediation at all levels.
Section Head: Santa Barbara County Bar Association, ADR Section
Matt’s approach varies from moderately facilitative to late-case evaluative. He tailors his approach to meet clients where they are.
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara;
J.D. Santa Barbara College of Law
Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization;
MC3 Certified Mediator
Low/no retainer options and fixed monthly billing (flat-pay)
arrangements available for qualified clients.