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  • Education
    • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2015, cum laude
    • M.A., Georgetown University, 2013
    • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

Matthew S. O’Brien focuses his practice on products liability and toxic and mass tort matters. He commonly works on matters involving chemicals such as asbestos, benzene, beryllium and solvents. Matthew has experience implementing litigation strategies for multiple substance exposure dockets comprising numerous cases.

With a commitment to provide sound legal advice, Matthew works closely with Polsinelli attorneys to successfully defend complex product liability and high-risk toxic tort matters. He leverages his prior experience serving as an extern for the Los Angeles Superior Court and an intern for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

  • Successfully argued on behalf of a formerly pro se appellant before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that a prima facie claim for disability discrimination against a union does not require a showing that the union breached its duty of fair representation