Matthew J. Matern

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Manhattan Beach, CA

Matern Law Group, PC
 | 1230 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-531-1900
Fax: 310-531-1901
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (50%)
Attorney Profile

Matthew J. Matern is the founding attorney of Matern Law Group, PC, in Manhattan Beach, California. Mr. Matern dedicates his practice to employment law. He serves clients throughout California and has substantial experience litigating a variety of class action claims involving failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay proper overtime, misclassification, noncompliant wage statements and other claims involving violations of California wage and hour laws.

 Licensed to practice law in California since 1992, Mr. Matern is admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Over the course of his career, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for his clients through both litigation and arbitration.

 Along with his knowledge and experience in class action litigation, Mr. Matern has a firm understanding of all areas of civil litigation, including discovery, motions and negotiating. Both he and his team of attorneys have been involved in many noteworthy individual and class action lawsuits. He and his team have also participated in volunteering projects such as the “day of service” at the Los Angeles Mission.

 Mr. Matern earned a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and obtained his law degree from Southwestern Law School. Outside of the office, he is an active member of his legal community. He belongs to various groups committed to protecting consumer and employee rights, including the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the California Employment Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%): Class Actions

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer, Class Actions


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Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

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About Matthew Matern

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009 – Present
  • Rated by Avvo as “Excellent”

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • California, 1992
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Member
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Member
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Panelist, Pantoja v. Anton and it’s affect on Privacy, California Employment Lawyers Association October 2012 convention, 2012
  • Panelist, The Lifecycle of a PAGA Claim, Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Saturday Seminar, December 2016, 2016


Educational Background:

  • Southwestern Law School, 1992
  • Tulane University, B.A. With Honors, 1986
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Office Location for Matthew J. Matern

1230 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Phone: 310-531-1900

Fax: 310-531-1901

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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