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Matthew Brinegar

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Phone: (510) 841-7500
Fax: (510) 295-2540

Matthew Brinegar litigates cases around the country on behalf of physicians and physician-owned organizations, especially in whistleblower, civil rights, and commercial litigation matters. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and The Ohio State University, magna cum laude.

Mr. Brinegar has successfully litigated multi-million dollar cases by writing numerous briefs, winning oral arguments, conducting dozens of depositions and resolving numerous cases through mediation and arbitration. He has also taught a continuing legal education course on deposition skills, and has presented lectures to many civic and legislative organizations on topics ranging from federal preemption of state banking law to consumer rights. Matthew prides himself on providing hands-on advice to his clients and guiding them through the often difficult litigation or arbitration process. In recent years, Matthew won several six-figure settlements on behalf of physician clients. He has also successfully defended physicians in civil litigation and before administrative agencies.

He is a member of the bar for the following states and federal courts:

  • California
  • Washington State
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • Illinois
  • New York (pending)
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United State Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
  • Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Federal District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • San Francisco Attorney Magazine, Homeowner’s Bill of Rights: What San Francisco Attorneys Need to Know (2012)
  • Northeastern Law Journal, Policy and Litigation to Fighting Predatory Lending (2010)

His significant cases include:

  • Asset Acceptance Corp v. DeLeon, Case No. CGC-12-522528 (S.F Sup. Ct. 2012) (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act)
  • Benedict, et al., v. Diamond Resorts International, et al., Civil No. 12-CV-00183 (D. Hi. 2012) (time share owners’ class action)
  • In re SLM Securities Class Action, Civil No. 08-civ-1029 (S.D.  N.Y. 2008) (securities class action)
  • James v. Bridge Capital Corp , 2011 WL 309692 (D. Or. 2011) (predatory lending)
  • Bordetsky v. Dunlap, Case No. BCD-WB-RE-08-30 (Maine Sup. Ct. 2008) (predatory lending)
  • Com v. Fremont Investment & Loan, 452 Mass. 733 (mass. 2008) (predatory lending)
  • Rand Corporation v. Moua, 07 Civ. 510 (Dist. Minn 2007) (predatory lending)
  • Campbell v. Shay Construction, et al., 2007 CA 004799 R(RP) (D.C. Sup. Ct.) (real property dispute)
  • Gee v. Sears Home Improvement, Civil No. 05-2014 (D. D.C. 2005) (unfair business practices)
  • Edmonds v. Levine, 233 F.R.D. 638 (S.D. Fla. 2006) (Medicaid class action)

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