Jeffrey R. Matsen

Attorney Profile

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

Matsen Voorhees LLC
 | 695 Town Center Drive, 7th floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 888-601-3115
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Portuguese
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jeffrey R. Matsen is founder and managing partner of the Costa Mesa law firm of Matsen Voorhees LLP. Mr. Matsen established the firm in 2003 with the goal of providing clients from throughout Southern California with high-quality legal services for a wide range of legal matters. Today, over 14 years later, 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.

When Mr. Matsen is not in the courtroom, he continues to support 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership

Real Estate (20%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About Jeffrey Matsen

Admitted: 1968, California

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Honors and Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Business Appraiser

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President's Business Advisory Council and the Board of Counselors, Orange County Symphony Orchestra
  • Member, Orange County's Center Club

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • The American Bar Association published this book which provides a summary and explanation of Asset Protection Planning.  The Publication is designed for general readership., Author, ABA Consumer Guide To Asset Protection

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

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

695 Town Center Drive
7th floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 888-601-3115


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Last Updated: 10/19/2017

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