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.


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.

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

Related News

In The News

July 14, 2014

Legal Update: Architects Beware: It Is Now Settled That The Principal Architect Owes a Duty of Care to Third Party Purchasers for Negligent Design

In Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, the California Supreme Court held that architects and engineers can be held liable to condominium owners for negligently prepared plans.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Construction Claims & Litigation
  • Land Disputes, Easements & Lien Priority Claims
  • Title Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
925.941.3249  Phone
925.933.4126  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., with honors, 1979
Law School Attended:
University Of San Francisco School Of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982, California


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

Birth Information:
Berkeley, California, April 12, 1957

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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