Mathew K. Higbee Founding Attorney
- Year joined firm: 2006
- Law School: University of Utah
- Undergrad: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- Cases Handled: Over 500
- State Born: California
Mathew Higbee is a member of the State Bar of California ( #241380), State Bar of Michigan (#P73980), State Bar of Minnesota (#0388759), State Bar of Nevada (#11158), Oregon State Bar (#106514), the Texas State Bar (#24076924), the Utah State Bar (#11133) and Washington Bar (#42755). He has represented clients in hundreds of courts and in multiple states. He has served as prosecutor and defense counsel. He is also admitted to practice in United States District Courts in California and Utah.
Mr. Higbee successfully argued the appeal of People v. McLernon and helped define one of California's most frequently used sections of its Penal Code. The unanimous decision provided important guidance on California's expungement statute (caselaw.findlaw.com). His commentary and insight on expungement related topics have appeared in a wide range of media. He is a frequent speaker at policy and training events geared towards helping former offenders.
He served as president of the law school student body (SBA) and earned a nomination as finalist for the American Bar Associations President of the Year honor. Other honors included being a member of one of the two national moot-court teams, and receiving numerous scholarships, awards, and fellowships, including an invitation to participate in the prestigious United States Presidential Management Fellowship. He also received the University of Utah and Utah State Supreme Court's award for outstanding commitment to pro bono service.
Mr. Higbee served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law.
As president of the law firm, I have a wide range of duties. Some them are handling cases, making marketing decisions, overseeing quality control of just about everything, and attending lots of meetings. It really comes down to just making sure we are taking care of our clients, maintaining an enjoyable work environment, remaining profitable, and growing our market share.
Favorite part of the job
Winning the tough cases that other attorneys said could not be won or that they would not take.
Advice to clients
Be patient and trust us. The courts move slow, but we know how important your case is to you and that we will apply the right amount of pressure, if needed, and make the decisions that will result in the best possible outcome for your case.
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- Was listed as one of the top 50 batters in high school baseball by the Los Angeles Times during his senior year.
- He is a direct descendant of Potawatomi Chief Topinabee (signer of the treaty of Chicago).
- His heroes include President Ronald Reagan, Dean Martin, The Clash, William LLoyd Garrison, Patrick Henry, and a dog named Faith.
- He has a Google+ account.