Jeffrey R. Matsen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Costa Mesa, CA

Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP
 | 695 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 657-600-9012
Fax: 714-384-6551
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Portuguese
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Jeffrey R. Matsen is a partner of the Costa Mesa law firm Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP. Mr. Matsen goal is providing clients with high-quality legal services for a wide range of legal matters. Individuals, business owners and company leaders know to turn to our firm for assistance with the following:

    • Asset Protection
    • Estate Planning
    • Business and Succession Planning
    • Income Tax and Retirement Planning
    • Charitable Planning
    • Probate, Conservatorship, Guardianship
    • International Tax Planning
    • Trust Administration and Litigation
    • Real Estate Law

    Mr. Matsen began practicing law in 1968 after earning his law degree from University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law and his admission to the State Bar of California. Over the past more than 48 years, Mr. Matsen has not only distinguished himself as an attorney but also as a professor of law and as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate General's Corps.

    Attorney Matsen has a record of success dating back decades, which has led to him receiving numerous honors and awards. Best Lawyers* lists him among the nation's top attorneys, and The American Registry includes him on its list of the most-recognized professionals in the country. In addition, he has received an AV-Preeminent** peer-review rating, a Client Distinction Award and a Platinum Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell.  He has authored the American Bar Association Publication, ABA Guide To Asset Protection.

    Mr. Matsen supports both the legal community and his local community. He is a member of a number of legal associations, including The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and he has served on the boards of several organizations, including his local Boys & Girls Club and Orange County's Pacific Symphony.

    *The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

    **AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Real Estate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Jeffrey Matsen

    Admitted: 1968, California

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    • Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Orange County Father of the Year, Father's Day Council/American Diabetes Association, 2007
    • Rated 10/10 Superb, AVVO
    • Platinum Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
    • One of California’s “Super Lawyers”, Los Angeles Magazine
    • AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • One of “America’s Top 100 Attorneys”, Worth Magazine
    • One of “O.C.’s Top Lawyers”, OC Metro Magazine

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Business Appraiser

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Vice Chairman, Rancho Del Mar District, Boy Scouts of America
    • Board of Counselors, Orange County Symphony Orchestra
    • Member, President's Business Advisory Council
    • Member, Board of Directors, Harbor Area Boys and Girls Clubs
    • Member, Orange County's Center Club

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The ABA Consumer Guide to Asset Protection, Author

    Educational Background:

    • Brigham Young University, B.A., cum laude, 1964

    Industry Groups

    • Society Of Trust And Estate Practitioners (STEP)
    • WealthCounsel
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    Office Location for Jeffrey R. Matsen

    695 Town Center Drive
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    Phone: 657-600-9012

    Fax: 714-384-6551

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