“Matt has represented AIS since 2008 and has served us very well as our outside general counsel through a number of organizational initiatives. We routinely seek Matt’s advice on high-level legal issues and have been pleased with his approach and the results we have seen. If you don’t have an attorney in-house, Matt is an excellent choice for your outside general counsel needs.”
“We hired Matt back in 2013 to assist us with our Software License and Maintenance Agreement. We quickly saw that Matt could support us in other areas. He has connected us with other professionals that have really helped us prepare and react to the growth we have experienced over the past few years. We are a fast moving software development company, so we have appreciated Matt’s availability and responsiveness. We look forward to working with Matt for years to come and highly recommend him.”
“Matt has been an invaluable resource for me and my company. I have a lot going on as a leadership coach, motivational speaker, author, trainer and director of Naval Special Warfare’s outreach program. I have always appreciated Matt’s quick responses and practical legal advice. He has always looked out for me and my business. I appreciate having him as a part of my team.”
I have worked with many attorneys so I can honestly say Matt is far more pleasant to work with than most attorneys. He was super-efficient and helpful throughout the process. His greatest strength, aside from knowledge of the law, is his ability to provide all instructions and explanations in clear and easy to understand terms. It was comforting to work with a calm professional while discussing unpleasant end-of-life issues. Working with Matt was a great experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an estate planning attorney.
“As a new business owner in 2010, it was imperative to my brand to contain the proper business structure; to plan ahead and analyze trademarking, copyrights and other proprietary information and to prepare for several different types of business loans. Having the knowledge to make informed decisions on these key elements to success needed to come from someone I trusted implicitly to guide me in the right direction. Matt Deen was the perfect Attorney for these essential aspects of the business. Each element was explained thoroughly, making sure I understood the pros and cons of all options. His knowledgeable and thoughtful suggestions always kept my best interest at the forefront and helped me to easily make informed decisions that I felt confident with. I could not give a higher recommendation for Matt Deen. His responsiveness was excellent and I am happy to continue working with him.”
“Great experience working with Matt, very honest and very straightforward as well as timely. I would refer Matt with no hesitation to anyone that needs a business attorney.”
“I would want Matt on my team no matter what I was into. He brings great strategic thinking and a superior level of integrity to any situation. You can trust Matt with your business and your personal business.”
“I would highly recommend Mr. Deen to anyone needing Estate Planning services. Mr. Deen was extremely patient as my wife and I had numerous questions during the process and Mr. Deen promptly and patiently answered each one. He made sure that we truly understood the intent of each provision and the importance of each decision. So while I hope my future needs for legal services are minimal I would without hesitation use Mr. Deen again.”
“Matthew is very thorough. When asked to provide research he made sure to look through case history and come up with precise matters of precedent. If you need to have a legal matter looked up Mr. Deen is your man because he will go that extra yard to make sure that he finds out everything that he can on the matter. He will provide detailed descriptions of the issue rather than giving generalizations. Matthew Deen is very reassuring lawyer to work with because you feel that he is concerned with the safety of any new undertaking you make.”
“Matthew Deen is an excellent lawyer with a total understanding of the law and how it applies to an individual’s situation. Matthew can explain the law to a client in a manner the client can grasp without feeling totally overwhelmed or completely stupid. Matthew is extremely unbiased and fair and can perform under duress and always comes through in a crunch. He never ever appears exasperated and is willing to take a telephone call from a distraught client and has the ability to soothe the client and is able to explain why the their legal matter was handled the way it was. We (my husband) and I are grateful that Matthew accepted us as clients and we hope to continue with Matthew as our attorney.”
“Matt worked us through a fairly complex estate planning process. Matt is a pleasure to work with and is a true professional. He is knowledgeable and informative. In one instance there was a particular issue that he had not previously addressed and was unfamiliar. Matt was transparent with us in that he did not know the answer. After researching the issue he promptly followed up with us. Most of all, he was extremely patient and took the time to clearly explain what are undoubtedly complex legal matters. We were pleased with the final product and would recommend Matt without reservation.”
(U.S. District Court, Southern District of California)
Sucesfully defended misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuit for small business owner after he was sued by his former employer. Lawsuit against client was dismissed after our motion for summary judgment was granted in federal court
Civil Rights / Whistleblower Retaliation
Obtained favorable settlement for CHP Officer who was wrongfully transferred from his position.
Civil Rights / Whistleblower Retaliation
Obtained favorable settlement for CHP Officer who was wrongfully targeted by fellow officers for harrassment and retaliation.
Succesfully arbitrated a breach of contract action involving intellectual property rights to one of the most succesful real estate infomercials of all time on behalf of a group of shareholders.
Obtained favorable settlement for man seriously injured after a wheel flew off his vehicle as a result of technicians from a large retail chain improperly tightening his lug nuts.
Criminal Defense / Civil Rights
Obtained dismissal of criminal charges and subsequent monetary settlement for unlawful police stop on private citizen resulting in injuries to client.
Wage & Hour Class Action
While serving as court certified class counsel – obtained large class action settlement on behalf of truck drivers on overtime claim.
Obtained favorable settlement in will contest proceedings involving large estate where client was not a named beneficiary under the probated will.
Overtime Class Action
Secured favorable court approved class action settlement against one of the largest banks in the United States. Underlying class claims involved novel multi-state wage and hour issues related to the banks failure to properly pay for inter-state work related travel for bank employees.
Obtained favorable settlement for private citizen who was wrongfully assaulted by a police officer after a traffic stop.
Obtained favorable settlement for man seriously injured by negligent neck massage at local massage therapy chain.
Wage & Hour Class Action
While serving as court certified class counsel – obtained large class action settlement on behalf of truck drivers on reporting time claim.
Wage & Hour Litigation
Succesfully litigated overtime claims for multiple clients which resulted in the entry of favorable judgments against a large mortgage company.
Succesfully litigated wrongful death case against well known drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility resulting in large settlement.
Homeowners Association Disputes
Succesfully litigated dispute involving a large HOA’s enforcement of its CC&R’s against homeowner for unauthorized construction. In another case, succesfully litigated challenge to recall of HOA board of directors.