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Amy Matthew

Shareholder, Walnut Creek
Tel: 925.941.3249

Amy Matthew

Shareholder, Walnut Creek

Tel: 925.941.3249

Amy Matthew is a litigation shareholder in the Walnut Creek office. Amy represents business entities in a wide range of litigation matters including land development, construction, real property claims, insurance bad faith and lender liability disputes. Amy has a proven trial record, having successfully tried numerous cases on behalf of developers, homebuilders, landowners, financial institutions, title insurance companies, and academic institutions.

Most notably, Amy represented a corporate manufacturer and distributor seeking insurance policy benefits in multi-phased court proceedings over a two-year period, resulting in settlements totaling $2,200,000,000. Amy represents academic institutions and public charter schools. Amy frequently defends insureds in complex real property disputes and defends title companies in bad faith actions.

Amy has twice served as Chair of the Litigation Department and routinely serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee.

J.D., cum laude, University Of San Francisco School Of Law (1982)

  • McAuliffe Honor Society
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Torts

B.A., with honors, University of California, Berkeley (1979)


  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated (2001 – 2017)
  • Super Lawyers Northern California (2004 – 2010, 2013, 2014)
  • Corporate Counsel (March 2010, March 2009, April 2008)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers Top Women Lawyers (2014)


  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Land Title Association (ALTA)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)
  • California Land Title Association (CLTA)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) – Lecturer
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) – Former Judicial Evaluation Committee Member
  • East Bay Women's Conference (EBWC) – Agenda & Planning Committee Member
  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education – Lecturer
  • State Bar of California, Real Estate Section – Lecturer


  • Five Bridges Foundation – Board of Directors
  • Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco – Former Board of Directors