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Matthew C. Clark - Bakersfield, CA

1731 Chester AvenueSuite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 - 5220

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Updated: 02/15/2023

Bakersfield Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Overview

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...

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.

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.

About Matthew C. Clark

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation
  • Civil Rights and Police Misconduct Involving Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Dog Bites
  • Truck and Big Rig Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse and Assault
  • Car and Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Dangerous Products
  • Premises Liability (Slips and Falls)

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner

Languages

  • English

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

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

Other Affiliations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (Member)
  • Kern County Bar Association (Member)
  • Clinica Sierra Vista (Past President)
  • San Joaquin Community Hospital Foundation (Adventist Health) (Board Member)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kern County (Board Member)
  • Children's Advocates Resource Endowment (CARE) (Board Member)

Education

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kern County

Classes and Seminars

  • Victim Impact Panel, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kern County
  • Coache's Clinic (Liability in Athletics), Kern High School District
  • Auto and Home Insurance Workshop (How to Protect You and Your Family), Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
  • Civil Rights and George Floyd, The Pulse with Danny Morrison
  • Elder Abuse and Wrongful Death, The Richard Beene Show

Achievements

Honors

  • Rising Stars, Southern California by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • 20 Under 40 People to Watch, Bakersfield Life Magazine
  • Best Law Firm, The Bakersfield Californian Readers' Choice Poll
  • Pursuit of Justice Award (MADD California)
  • Best Law Firms (U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers in America)
  • Top Attorneys (Bakersfield Life Magazine)
  • Top 100 Verdicts in California (Top 100 Verdicts in California)
  • 'Best of Kern County' Hall of Fame (Bakersfield Life Magazine)

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Office Information

Address

1731 Chester AvenueSuite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 - 5220

Fax

  • 661-324-1352

Office Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (available to clients 24 hours)

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