Matthew S. Buttacavoli

Matthew S. Buttacavoli

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Matthew S. Buttacavoli was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.  Matthew graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Irvine (B.A.) and cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.), where he served as Executive Editor of the San Diego Law Review and received the General George W. Hickman, Jr. Award for excellence in Constitutional Law.

Although, Matthew limits his practice to Orange County Family Law matters, his previous legal experience includes general civil litigation, business and contract disputes, complex products liability and construction defects, real estate, title and escrow, mortgage and finance, wrongful death, torts, and appeals.
 

Education

  • University of California, Irvine (B.A.) - magna cum laude
  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.) - cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • United States District Court for the Central
  • Southern Districts of California
  • State Bar of California

Awards & Honors

  • Rated a 10 out of 10 on AVVO.com Orange County Family Law
  • Recipient of AVVO.com's Client Choice Award Orange County Family Law (2017 & 2014)
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for legal services by the State Bar of California Board of Trustees in recognition for his voluntary provision of legal services to the poor or disadvantaged, improving the law and the legal system and increasing access to justice - Nominated by the Public Law Center of Orange County's Board of Directors
  • Named to National Top One Percent by National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Certified Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • General George W. Hickman, Jr. Award for excellence in Constitutional Law

Professional Affiliations

  • President of the Orange County Chapter of the University of San Diego School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation-Orange County
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Veterans Legal Institute
  • Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Former President and Current Board Member of The Italian-American Lawyers of Orange County (Lex Romana)
  • Served on the Orange County Bar Association's Board of Director's Appointment Committee
  • Member of the Resolutions Committee of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Ambassador Member of the National Italian-American Foundation
  • Member of the Federalist Society
  • Served on the Public Law Center of Orange County's Volunteers for Justice Dinner Committee and its Silent Auction Committee and served as the Silent Auction Committee’s co-chair
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Region 85
  • Served as Executive Editor of the San Diego Law Review
  • Alumnus of the Family Law Trial Institute, a nationally preeminent program which for more than twenty years has provided advanced education, training and instruction in trial practice
  • Alumnus of the Family Law Advanced Business Valuation Institute
  • Named to Nation's Top One Percent by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Family Law Speaking / Teaching

  • From Consult to Trial - Demystifying the Preservation, Collection and Presentation of ESI in Family Law: Co-sponsored by the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and Levitt & Quinn Public Law Center, December 2015
  • Guest speaker for the Litigation Section of the Orange County Paralegal Association

Articles & Publications

  • “Must Post-Termination Procedural Due Process Include a Full, Trial-Like Evidentiary Hearing? A Critique of Townsel v. San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board,” San Diego Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 4