Welcome to the Matson Law Firm
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in the Law

Real Estate, Construction, & Insurance Litigation

Practice Areas


Real Estate

For disputes involving claims of fraud and non-disclosure in real estate transactions, breach of real estate contracts, broker fraud or negligence, governmental actions that impact property values, controversies between adjoining landowners.



For disputes involving claims of construction deficiencies and contractor negligence, construction contracts, mechanic’s liens, earth movement, landslides, soils-foundation distress, water intrusion and resulting property damage.



For disputes involving homeowner’s insurance and fire insurance claims, accidental death & disability insurance claims, coverage and defense obligations of liability carriers, and bad faith claims-handling by insurance companies. Please note that MLF does not handle auto insurance-related disputes.

Experience. Attention to your Needs. Results

The Matson Law Firm is an AV-Preeminent rated law firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in litigation matters involving real estate, construction, and insurance (coverage and bad faith). Our practice is client-based which means we have decades of experience on both sides of the law, on behalf of consumers as well as contractors, brokers/ agents as well as buyers/sellers, large-scale developers and builders as well as individual homeowners.

MLF has handled civil litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout California, including trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, and non-litigation advocacy and consultation where disputes are best resolved without a lawsuit. We pride ourselves on tailoring the scope of our services to the specific needs and budget of each client and matter, and on achieving optimal outcomes cost-effectively.

We look forward to hearing from you regarding your matter and to putting our experience to work for you.


James J. Matson, Esq.

For each of the past 17 years Mr. Matson has been rated “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the most respected professional evaluator of American lawyers, which is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards based on the confidential opinions of local lawyers and judges.


1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA

(510) 496-4630

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