Matthew C. Starr is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. He handles an array of litigation matters including real estate, business disputes, municipal, insurance, general liability, unlawful detainer and construction defect. Mr. Starr is involved in drafting pleadings, discovery, and dispositive motions. He also handles pre-litigation negotiation, mediations, and hearings before administrative and state tribunals.
Mr. Starr handles corporate formations and serves as general counsel for several of the Firm’s corporate clients. He advises corporate clients on intellectual property matters including trademark and copyright.
Before joining Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak, Mr. Starr worked with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and participated in both the Temporary Restraining Order and the Unlawful Detainer Clinics. While in law school, Mr. Starr worked in immigration law while participating in the University of Idaho Immigration Clinic.
Mr. Starr received his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law and graduated with distinction from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Mr. Starr is a native of Escondido and sits on the Board of Directors for the Escondido Community Child Development Center, an organization dedicated to providing quality, early childhood education, development and health programs for children. Mr. Starr is an active member of the San Diego County Football Officials Association and Southern California Collegiate Football Officials Association.
Mr. Starr is an active member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He is also licensed to practice law in the States of Idaho and Washington.