Matthew R. Lopez

Phone (949) 737-1501
Fax (949) 737-1504


Matthew Ramon Lopez has been an associate of Lopez McHugh since 2009. Since joining the firm, Mr. Lopez has handled numerous cases involving a wide variety of medical issues, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical professional negligence, elder abuse, birth injury, toxic chemical exposure, as well as other personal injury and wrongful death actions. His compassionate and sincere nature and ability to effectively communicate with clients from all walks of life engender trust. Mr. Lopez exhibits a steadfast and dedicated approach to seeking justice for every one of his clients.

Mr. Lopez is also an integral part of the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device mass tort practice. He has represented and helped achieve recoveries on behalf of hundreds of patients who have been injured by defective drugs and medical devices. Mr. Lopez participates in all facets of mass tort litigation for Lopez McHugh, but his passions are working directly with clients, overseeing case-specific discovery and trial preparation, and implementing the general liability and causation evidence to each individual case.

In 2003, Mr. Lopez graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Finance. In anticipation of a legal practice involving science and medicine, Mr. Lopez also attained a minor degree in Biological Sciences.

In 2008, Mr. Lopez earned his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law with CALI “Excellent Achievement” awards in Legal Writing Skills and Remedies. While obtaining his law degree, Mr. Lopez interned for the Elder Law Clinic providing free legal assistance to the elderly. He successfully appealed through written and oral argument one client’s denial of disability benefits from Social Security.

Early in his career, Mr. Lopez gained valuable trial experience having handled a complex medical negligence jury trial with another attorney. Mr. Lopez partook in the Trial Attorney Partnership Program with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in 2016 where he exclusively conducted preliminary hearings and jury trials for three months. Mr. Lopez has also skillfully written and successfully argued many different motions and oppositions before state and federal court judges.

Mr. Lopez is admitted to practice before all of the courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, and the United States District Court for Colorado. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). Mr. Lopez has been listed by Thomas Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication as a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2013.

Matt was born and raised in Newport Beach, around the local beach town culture that his mother and three uncles – having grown up on Lido Isle in the 60s – helped pioneer. Matt has always loved being active and outdoors, and is passionate about the ocean, nature and wildlife. Throughout his life, Matt has participated in competitive sports. To this day, he plays in a recreational soccer league in San Clemente. Matt is also an avid guitarist who taught himself to play when he was 12. Most of all, Matt enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and colleague, Amorina, their two boys and golden retriever, Mowgli.

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At A Glance


State of California

US District Court, Central District of California

US District Court, Eastern District of California

US District Court, Northern District of California

US District Court, Southern District of California

US District Court, District of Colorado


Juris Doctorate
Chapman University
Dale E. Fowler School of Law

B.S., Business Administration
University of Colorado, Boulder

Key Practice Areas

Defective Medical Devices
Defective Drugs
Medical Negligence
Product Liability
Premises Liability
Personal Injury


American Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

American Association for Justice