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Matthew B. Talbot

Matthew B. Talbot

Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services Board
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • California
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Summary

Matthew focuses on elder law, estate planning, and related practice areas. He began his career in the field of trusts and estates, and expanded into elder and probate law. He quickly realized that he enjoyed the personal nature of working in estate and elder law, and chose to continue by opening his own firm. He is passionate about taking care of his clients, and treats each of them as if they were family. Matthew was admitted to the California bar in 2006 and has practiced law in Contra Costa Country since 2006. He earned his J.D. at the University of San Francisco. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California Berkeley. Matthew is a member of the Trusts and Estates section of the California State Bar. Additionally, he is a member of the Barristers section, Estate Planning and Probate section, Elder Law section, ADR Section, Solo and Small Firm Section, and Litigation section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Matthew is on the Executive Board for the Robert G. McGrath American Inns Of Court. He is an active member of the Executive Board for Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services, and is on the board of directors for the Barristers Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. In addition, Matthew is a columnist for Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine. He currently lives in Walnut Creek with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Mani-Ann.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Financial Elder Abuse
  • Trust and Probate Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Board Member
Contra Costa County Senior Legal Services Board
- Current
Columnist
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
- Current
Executive Board Member
Inns of Court Executive Board
- Current
Education
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. / Law (2006)
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Honors: yes
University of California - Berkeley
B.A. / Political Science, Business (2003)
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Honors: yes
Activities: Cal Marching Band
Awards
Super Lawyer Rising Star
Findlaw Thomson Reuters
Superb
Avvo
Professional Associations
State Bar of California # 245353
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Link to All Publications
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
Inside the Guest Editors Column
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
When Elder Abuse Crosses Over
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
How the LinesHow the lines of attorney- client privilege can be blurred when acting as Trustee of an Estate
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Probate 101 for Attorneys, Concord, CA
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Ethics of Entrepreneurialism: An MCLE Class for Attorneys, Concord, CA
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Certifications
California Notary Public
State of California
Social Media
Contact & Map
Main Office
2033 N. Main St. Suite 750
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
USA
Telephone: (925) 322-1763
Cell: (925) 322-1795
Fax: (925) 407-8227