Amy Matthew

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As a litigation shareholder, Amy is known for her proven trial record in representing owners, developers, landowners, and financial institutions in a wide range of real estate matters. Amy is past Chair of the Litigation Department and has received numerous industry honors.   

As a litigation shareholder, Amy is known for her proven trial record in representing owners, developers, landowners, and financial institutions in a wide range of real estate matters. Amy is past Chair of the Litigation Department and has received numerous industry honors.   

Biography

Amy Matthew is a litigation shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. Amy represents business entities in a wide range of litigation matters, including land development, construction, real property claims, general commercial disputes, and insurance bad faith. Amy has a proven trial record, having successfully tried and arbitrated numerous cases, while resolving the majority of disputes through the mediation process on behalf of corporate owners, developers, REITs, homebuilders, landowners, and financial 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 has twice served as Chair of the Litigation Department and routinely serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.

Education

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)

Associations

American Bar Association  

Association of Business Trial Lawyers  

Commercial Real Estate Women  

Contra Costa County Bar Association – Former Judicial Evaluation Committee Member

East Bay Women's Conference – Agenda & Planning Committee Member

National Association of Women in Construction  

Awards & Recognition

Super Lawyers Northern California (2004–2010, 2013–2014, 2018)

Corporate Counsel (March 2010, March 2009, April 2008)

Super Lawyers Business Edition (2011)

Super Lawyers Top Women Lawyers (2014)

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated (2001–2017)

Community Involvement

Five Bridges Foundation – Board of Directors

Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco – Former Board of Directors

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