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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614


J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1996

  • Texas Law Review

B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science and History, Tulane University, 1993

Matthew Nugent is a partner and a member of the Commercial Litigation and Environmental/Toxic Tort practice groups. Working primarily from the Firm’s Southern California offices, he currently maintains a national practice and focuses on representing clients in high-stakes complex commercial, mass tort, product liability, business torts, and chemical exposure litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. 
Matthew specializes in the defense of complex commercial, toxic tort and product liability claims. He represents a wide range of entities in his practice, including corporations, manufacturers, product suppliers, property owners, insurance companies and brokers.  His clients cover a broad range of industries, including technology, financial services, medical device, real estate, chemical products, and nonprofits. The matters he has handled have dealt with such issues as claims of professional negligence, fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty; soil and groundwater contamination by various contaminants; crop loss claims; and herbicide drift claims. Matthew also represents a variety of clients against claims of personal injury as well as property and business damage from alleged exposure to substances including pesticides, herbicides, chemicals (including benzene, silica, carbon monoxide, and many others), and other substances.


  • Texas 
  • California
  • US District Courts, Texas
  • US District Courts, California


  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers