Matthew Sean Harrison

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Cannabis Law Attorney in Aliso Viejo, CA

Prometheus Civic Law
 | 65 Enterprise, Suite 300
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Phone: 949-426-7075
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Cannabis Law (50%),
  • Constitutional Law (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%),
  • Government Contracts (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A member of Prometheus Civic Law, P.C., Matthew Sean Harrison manages cases of cannabis, business law, administrative law, business litigation, contracts law and cases related to government agencies. For more than 10 years, he has been known for his adaptation to and knowledge of emerging legal areas, such as cannabis and internet law. For California’s Proposition 64, he worked as one of the lead drafting attorneys in a successful attempt to regulate and decriminalize cannabis use for adults.

    Admitted to practice in the state of California, Mr. Harrison is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and has passed the bar to practice in New York. During his decade long career, he has worked extensively in strategic matters of public service, complex policy law and governmental affairs.

    Mr. Harrison graduated from the University of Miami in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Graduating in three years, he was also on the Provost’s Honor Roll and the Dean’s List. He then attended the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was a finalist for the school’s Stevens Innovators Showcase and featured for policy entrepreneurship in USC LAW magazine.

    In 2010, Mr. Harrison was accepted to an accelerated public policy degree program at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and earned a Master of Public Policy. Founder of the Prometheus Institute, he is dedicated to educating all generations about the need for creative policy solutions designed with the help of the public.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Cannabis Law
    • 10%Constitutional Law
    • 10%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Administrative Law
    • 10%Government Contracts
    Focus Areas

    Business Organizations, Licensing

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

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    About Matthew Harrison

    Admitted: 2015, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.procivlaw.com/attorneys/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
    • California

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Although a recent California Superior Court ruling authorizing retail delivery of cannabis into any city in the state has been criticized as confusing, the state's cannabis delivery law is ultimately clear on both cities' right to ban commercial delivery and the specific conditions under which statewide deliveries remain lawful, says the Reason Foundation's Matt Harrison, a co-author of the law., Author, California's Cannabis Delivery Law Is Clearer Than It Seems, Law360, Cannabis, Public Policy, 2020

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Obtained dismissal of meritless attempted license revocation by local municipality, 2018

    Representative Clients:

    • Representing one of the largest and most popular cannabis brands in the state, and one of the few completely vertically integrated licensed operations.  Assisting with all aspects of compliance from contract and entity structuring to regulatory and legislative engagement., 2020

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Drafting attorney, California Proposition 64, "Adult Use of Marijuana Act" (2016). As part of the policy development and drafting team, Matt directly authored several provisions in the voter-approved initiative, after negotiating with a broad and diverse coalition of state leaders and stakeholders to carefully craft a balanced, comprehensive, yet flexible policy structure. Given the state's sui generis size, complex legislative background, and unprecedented black/gray market operations, the legal and policy challenges were immense - making the effort (and the eventual landside passage by a record percentage) even more notable., 2016

    Educational Background:

    • University of Miami, B.B.A., Political Science, Minor in Economics, Deans List and Provost’s Honor Roll, 2005
    • University of Southern California, M.P.P., Price School of Public Policy, Accepted to accelerated joint law/public policy degree program, 2010

    Industry Groups

    • Cannabis
    • Internet
    • Technology
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    Office Location for Matthew Sean Harrison

    65 Enterprise
    Suite 300
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

    Phone: 949-426-7075

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