Mattheus E. Stephens, Esq.

Mattheus E. Stephens is founding partner of the San Diego law firm Progressive Law Group. In addition, he has served as a lecturer at the University of California’s San Diego campus for more than a decade. Matt specializes in general civil litigation and has handled a wide range of cases involving business disputes, employment issues, civil rights claims, intellectual property and real property disputes, and unregistered domestic partnership dissolutions.

Matt holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Matt earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, in 1990 and started his law career at Gray Cary Ames & Frye (now DLA Piper) as a commercial litigation associate. Matt now combines the practice of law with community service work, which includes being a founding member and former co-president of the Tom Homann Law Association, San Diego’s gay, lesbian and bisexual bar association. Matt is a winner of the Gloria Steinem Communications Award and the San Diego County Bar Association Community Service Award. He is a founding member of the public policy department and former member of the board of directors of the LGBT Community Center; a former member of the board of directors for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties; and a former chair of the City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission. Matt was a member of the City of San Diego Civil Service Commission for 11 years, serving as president for six of those years.

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