Matthew R. Owens

Senior associate

Matt is a senior associate in the trust and estate litigation team.

Matt has prosecuted and defended a wide range of matters in probate court, including trust contests, elder abuse actions, accountings, contested conservatorships and claims involving breach of fiduciary duty.

Matt also handles appeals and was one of the attorneys of record in Funsten v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (2016) 2 Cal.App.5th 959.

Matt is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is ranked on Legal Week’s Private Client "Ones to Watch" lists in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2013.

Secrétaire Amy Malensek





State of California, 2011

‘Litigation Alert,’ California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, co-author

‘New Case Alerts,’ California Lawyers Association – Trusts and Estates Section, co-author

CEB – Chapter 29,’ Actions by and Against Personal Representative, update editor

State Bar of California, Litigation Section

State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section

State Bar of California, The Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section (TEXCOM) Subcommittee on Membership, Marketing, and Social Media

American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter

San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, Vice Chair of Executive Committee

Probate Attorneys of San Diego

‘Probate Court: New Attorney Fundamentals,’ San Diego County Bar Association - September 13, 2019, co-presented with Hon. Julia C. Kelety

‘Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law: 2018 Year in Review,’ San Diego County Bar Association – March 14, 2019

‘Wine Not? California’s New Decanting Act,’ First American Trust – February 4 and 6, 2019



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