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JD, University of San Francisco School of Law

BS, University of Southern California

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Matt is an avid traveler and studied abroad during law school in Budapest and Prague. Some of his most memorable travel experiences include skydiving over the Swiss Alps and climbing Mt. Fuji.

Police Officer v. City (2022) – Convinced a hearing officer to uphold a police officer’s termination for failing to take police reports and “below standards” performance evaluations on basic skills.  The Hearing Officer agreed the officer’s testimony was not credible and that he lacked the integrity to perform his job.

Employee v. Agency (2018) – Prevailed in an appeal before an arbitrator which upheld the suspension of an employee for making racist statements in the workplace and termination of an employee for chronic poor performance.

Employee v. Agency (2015) – Prevailed in an appeal before a committee of the Board of Trustees which upheld employee separation due to inability to reasonably accommodate employee.

Galos v. City of Sunnyvale (2013) – Obtained summary judgment in favor of City on Plaintiff’s claims that he was denied a reasonable accommodation of his disability and harassed based on his disability. He also claimed that he was retaliated against for complaining to the City’s Human Resources Department and the DFEH.

SEIU, Local 1021 v. County of Calaveras (2015) – Represented the County in unfair labor practice proceedings before a Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) administrative law judge. Successfully defended the County against allegations of discrimination/retaliation, interference, and failure to meet and confer in good faith relating to the County’s assignment of employees’ work site locations. The PERB ALJ determined that the County did not violate the MMBA and dismissed SEIU’s complaint and underlying unfair practice charge in its entirety.

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