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​​Matthew S. Conant, Esq.

Mediator

MEDIATION AND SETTLEMENT EXPERIENCE

Since 2005, Mr. Conant has been mediating privately and in conjunction with court-sponsored ADR programs. Since 2016, he has been a full-time neutral, and has successfully mediated 400+ disputes, including cases arising from vehicular accidents, product liability, premises liability, landlord/tenant, construction defect, business and commercial contract, real property, medical/insurance liens, public entity liability, and professional malpractice. Mr. Conant is certified as a mediator, having completed extensive mediation training courses.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Personal Injury
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Business & Commercial Contract
  • Real Property
  • Professional Liability


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

For over 36 years, Mr. Conant was a trial lawyer specializing in product liability, general liability and professional liability matters. He has litigated numerous personal injury and product liability cases involving claims for catastrophic injury and wrongful death. In addition, he has supervised litigation in the western United States for nationally recognized clients in the transportation and hospitality industries.

Mr. Conant has extensive jury trial experience throughout Northern California. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Conant has successfully handled lawsuits involving regional and national clients as well as various Bay Area public entities. From 1985 until 1999, Mr. Conant was a partner with Hardin, Cook, Loper, Engel & Bergez. From 1999 until 2016, Mr. Conant was managing partner at Lombardi, Loper & Conant, LLP.


EDUCATION, BAR MEMBERSHIPS, AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

University of California San Diego (B.S. 1976)
University of California Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 1980)
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (Associate 2003)
American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow 2012)
State Bar of California (1980)
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada (1980)