Matthew Clendenin

The Clendenin Firm APC
600 B Street, Ste 2230
San Diego, CA 92101

Hi. My name is Matt Clendenin, and here at the Clendenin Law Firm we believe in giving everybody access to the Justice system to make our community a better, safer place to live.

My legal career began in 2007 as a paralegal. After working at several large law firms, I went to law school at Santa Clara University in the Bay Area. In law school, I won Santa Clara’s internal moot court competition and was awarded “Best Oral Advocate” of the entire competition. During law school, I also studied oral argument with barristers at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn of Court in London, England as well as a pupilage at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Since becoming a lawyer, I have only ever done one area of law - representing personal injury victims. I purposefully keep a low case load - typically of less than 10 clients. This way I can work 100% on every case, spend time with my clients, and always be available to pick up the phone.

I am a “Masters” level graduate from Don Keenan’s Trial Institute. Formerly, I was an instructor for the Keenan Trial Institute. The Keenan Trial Institute teaches lawyers how to best prepare for trial, maximize a victim’s recovery, and defeat the insurance industry.

In 2015 I was selected “Best of the Bar” by the San Diego Business Journal. From 2018-2021, I was selected as a “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers. From 2018-2021 I was selected as a “Rising Star” lawyer under 40 with SuperLawyers, an award given to just 2.5% of attorneys.

I recently celebrated my 13th year anniversary with my wonderful wife Marta Clendenin. I love our 5-year-old daughter Noemi, and our 2-year-old daughter Lucie. Outside of the office, my passions include darts, bicycling, board games, and good whisky.