Matt joined Lopez McHugh as an associate attorney in 2009. Over the past decade, he has handled numerous cases involving a wide variety of medical issues, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical negligence, dental negligence, birth injury, elder abuse, toxic chemical exposure, as well as other personal injury and wrongful death actions. From inception through trial, Mr. Lopez is experienced in successfully handling complex medical negligence cases. He has gone to trial for clients on such issues including failure to diagnose, failure to provide informed consent, and failure to properly perform certain procedures.
Mr. Lopez also plays an integral role in 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. In 2017, Mr. Lopez was appointed Co-Lead/Liaison Counsel for all plaintiffs in a California state court consolidation in Alameda County involving Cordis IVC (inferior vena cava) Filters.
In 2003, Mr. Lopez graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, and a minor degree in Biological Sciences. In 2008, Mr. Lopez earned his Juris Doctorate from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law.
Mr. Lopez is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 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 and was named to the Best Lawyers in America for mass tort litigation and class actions for 2018 and 2019.
Matt is from Newport Beach, California. His personal interests include the outdoors, sports, and good music. Above all, Matt enjoys spending his spare time with his beautiful wife and colleague, Amorina, and their two sons.
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At A Glance
State of California
US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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
Dale E. Fowler School of Law
B.S., Business Administration
University of Colorado, Boulder
Key Practice Areas
Defective Medical Devices
American Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Consumer Attorneys of California
American Association for Justice