Matthew Stumpf specializes in representing individuals who have been victims of serious wrongdoing. He has experience litigating a variety of cases, including large and complex personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability matters. Through dedicated effort, Matthew has helped recover more than $80 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf o Panish Shea & Boyle LLP clients.
In July of 2015, Matthew was a member of the trial team that obtained $20,500,000 jury verdict in Jun v. Chaffey Joint Unified School District. The Plaintiff was a mother whose son was killed while walking to his school bus stop. The bus stop had been carelessly and illegally designated at a highly dangerous location that required students to cross an uncontrolled intersection on a five-lane highway. Throughout the case, the defendant hid documents and denied that the bus stop was illegal. By the time of trial, the team brought the truth to light. The verdict carried the jury’s message loud and clear, causing the school district to add policies that put student safety first.
Matthew graduated with Honors from Emory University School of Law in 2014. At Emory Law, he dedicated his studies to developing trial advocacy and litigation skills that would an asset once he became an attorney. By graduation, he attained many honors including the following:
Order of Barristers – a selective national honor society for excellence in Achievement in Written and Oral Advocacy
- Moffett Litigation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Trial Preparation and Litigation – Class of 2014 recipient
- ADR Conflict Resolution Book Award – – Class of 2014 recipient
- Director-In-Chief of the Emory Law Mock Trial Society, 2013-2014
Matthew is a native of Los Angeles. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for many years as a paralegal at an international law firm. Matthew began his journey at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP as a law clerk and eventual participant in the firm’s fellowship program.