Matthew Stumpf is a trial attorney with Panish Shea & Boyle LLP and specializes in representing individuals who have been victims of serious wrongdoing. He has experience litigating a variety of cases, including large and complex personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability matters. Through dedicated effort, Matthew has helped recover more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP clients.
In February of 2018, Matthew was a member of the trial team with Brian Panish that obtained a landmark $53,745,374 verdict in a Los Angeles County court for two Southern California brothers who were severely injured following a head-on collision with CRST big rig.
Plaintiffs were traveling northbound on State Route 14 en route to their annual fishing trip at Mammoth Lake, California. As their vehicle approached a construction zone absent of K-rails, a CRST big rig driven by defendant Hector Contreras, crossed over the yellow line in the southbound lanes and into opposing traffic, striking the brothers’ vehicle head-on.
Throughout the 16 day trial, the defense adamantly argued that the brothers’ injuries were less serious than described but failed to provide evidence to support their position. The jury disagreed and found in favor of the Plaintiffs.
Matthew was also a member of the trial team with Rahul Ravipudi that obtained a $160,500,000 jury verdict on April 28, 2017 for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a vicious beating by security personnel for a nightclub.
Plaintiff, a business professional, spent several hours at a nightclub entertaining and socializing with friends. After paying his bill and preparing to leave, he was stopped by a manager and security personnel who claimed that he had not paid his bill. Plaintiff was then taken to another area of the building and beaten and held against his will by security before being released.
As a result of the attack, Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in the loss of his livelihood. Throughout the litigation, defendants disputed liability and damages, which were particularly complex. The jury deliberated for less than five hours before returning a verdict for Plaintiff on every theory of liability and also made a finding that punitive damages were warranted. The parties reached a confidential settlement while the jury was deliberating on the amount of the punitive damages to award.
Matthew graduated with Honors from Emory University School of Law in 2014. At Emory Law, he dedicated his studies to developing trial advocacy and litigation skills that would an asset once he became an attorney. By graduation, he attained many honors including the following:
- Moffett Litigation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Trial Preparation and Litigation – Class of 2014 recipient
- ADR Conflict Resolution Book Award – – Class of 2014 recipient
- Director-In-Chief of the Emory Law Mock Trial Society, 2013-2014
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