Thane Mathis brings a wealth of experience in the practice on both the plaintiff and defense sides of litigation. Most recently, Mr. Mathis served as senior supervising associate at plaintiff law firms for seven years, preparing litigation plans for cases, taking and defending hundreds of depositions, and appearing as first-chair for arbitrations and trials.
Before this, for over six years, Mr. Mathis defended clients sued for malpractice, accidents on motion picture sets, aircraft crashes, real estate disputes, employment disputes, and other entertainment matters.
Before his arrival in Los Angeles in 1999 from Alaska, Mr. Mathis served as Assistant Municipal Attorney for the City of Anchorage, Alaska for eight years. There he provided legal advice and litigation support to the police department, transportation commission, department of the treasury and solid waste department for the City of Anchorage.
He also defended city employees sued under the Civil Rights Act and prosecuted criminal defendants in over 70 jury trials through verdict.
Mr. Mathis graduated with honors from the University of Montana in psychology, in 1982. He graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California in 1986, receiving the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law II.
Mr. Mathis has passed the bar exams in California, Alaska and Arizona.
He is admitted to the Central District Court of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, D.J. – 1986
University of Montana, Missoula, MontanaB.A. – 1982
U.S. District Court Central District of California