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.