Matthew R. Owens

  • Associate at Withers Bergman LLP (416 Attorneys)
  • 101 West Broadway, Suite 1000, San Diego, CA 92101
    View Matthew R. Owens's office location
  • Peer Reviews

    No Reviews
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]
    • #64 in weekly profile views out of 15,400 Attorneys in San Diego, CA
    • #9,622 in weekly profile views out of 1,822,458 total attorneys Overall


Matt is an associate in the trust and estate litigation team.

Matt has prosecuted and defended a wide range of matters in probate court, including trust contests, elder abuse actions, accountings, contested conservatorships and claims involving breach of fiduciary duty.

Matt also handles appeals and was one of the attorneys of record in Funsten v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (2016) 2 Cal.App.5th 959.

Matt is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is ranked on Legal Week’s Private Client Ones to Watch 2017 and 2018 lists and has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2013.




‘Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law: 2018 Year in Review,’ San Diego County Bar Association - March 14, 2019

‘Wine Not? California’s New Decanting Act,’ First American Trust - February 4 and 6, 2019

‘Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law: 2017 Year in Review,’ San Diego County Bar Association - March 1, 2018

‘Incapacity & Undue Influence,’ PCT Associate Training - Estate Planning Series, December 14, 2017


‘Litigation Alert,’ California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, co-author

‘New Case Alerts,’ California Lawyers Association - Trusts and Estates Section, co-author

‘CEB - Chapter 29,’ Actions by and Against Personal Representative, update edito

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Elderly and vulnerable people
  • Beneficiaries and heirs
  • High-net-worth individuals
  • Trustees, executors and fiduciaries

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
203-850-7787  Phone
619 564 6136  Phone
619 923 8842  Fax
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.A., Honors College, cum laude
Law School Attended:
Santa Clara University, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2011, California


State Bar of California, Litigation Section

State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section

State Bar of California, The Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section ( TEXCOM ) Subcommittee on Membership, Marketing, and Social Media

American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter

San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, Vice Chair of Executive Committee

Probate Attorneys of San Diego


Peer Reviews

This lawyer does not have peer reviews.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

San Diego, California

Contact Matthew R. Owens

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.