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Paul A. Matiasic

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Paul A. Matiasic is a trial attorney focused on representing clients in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the state of California. Attorney Matiasic is dedicated to furnishing high-caliber advocacy characteristic of larger firms with the personalized attention that only a small boutique firm can provide.

Paul completed his undergraduate education at Santa Clara University and later attended Pepperdine University School of Law. During his time at Pepperdine, Paul was included on the Dean’s List for his academic excellence, served as student body President, was a student mentor, and worked as a volunteer at the Union Rescue Mission Legal Clinic in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. He also ranked at the top of his class as a student at Oxford University, where he studied International and European Union law.

For several years after graduating from law school, Paul practiced at a large, nationwide firm primarily focused on the areas of sexual abuse, products liability, and motor vehicle negligence. In 2007, he founded Matiasic & Johnson LLP, dedicating his practice to those injured due to the negligence of others. Since opening the firm, Paul has scored multiple six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of numerous injured clients, handling various types of sexual abuse, product liability, premises liability, motor vehicle, and medical malpractice cases. His successes include procuring a landmark victory in an amputation case on the Central Coast, resulting in a multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of his clients on the eve of trial. He would later serve as trial counsel in a dangerous condition of public property case and help secure the largest wrongful death jury verdict in Madera County’s history. The trial lasted five weeks and was defended by some of Caltrans’ most aggressive and senior trial lawyers. Recently, Paul obtained what is believed to be only the second Plaintiff's verdict in a personal injury case in a particular rural county over the last nine years and garnered the largest personal injury settlement in history for a 99-year-old Plaintiff.

Paul has been featured in several local and national publications for his excellence, including the Marin Independent Journal, Fresno Bee, Sierra Star, Oakland Tribune, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Novato Patch, The Contra Costa Times, Mercury News, KCBS, KSBW, KION-TV, KNTV-NBC Bay Area, KGO-TV, and KTVU-TV. He has been named to the list of Super Lawyers® every year for the last four years and included in the list of Northern California Rising Stars℠ for the preceding three years. Paul has been recognized in Madison’s Who’s Who directory and selected for lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition, for multiple years in a row, Paul has been included on The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers list and previously was routinely ranked in the Top 40 Under 40. He has been included in the list of the top 1% of lawyers nationwide by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and has earned a lifetime charter membership in Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys.

Attorney Matiasic serves on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Advisory Committee of the American Bar Association. He is also an active member of the State Bar of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and St. Thomas More Society.

Education

  • Santa Clara University
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Oxford University

Bar Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California

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Our Awards

  • Avvo Ratting Paul Anthony Matiasio Top Attorney
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers