Matthew J. Cave


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Matt Cave is a Founding Partner of Kibler Fowler & Cave LLP. He has litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts throughout California. His litigation expertise is in real estate, entertainment, and business disputes. Matt represents individuals and companies of all sizes, as plaintiffs and defendants. Although his practice is based in California, he has litigated matters in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado, and other states.

In addition to his litigation practice, Matt has significant experience representing individuals and companies (including a Big 4 firm) in connection with investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

After graduating from USC Gould School of Law, Matt served as a federal law clerk in the Central District of California. He spent several years working at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Morrison & Foerster before developing his own practice and then co-founding the firm with Mike and John.

Matt is also active in his community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice, a non-profit serving survivors of domestic violence in the LA area, and participates in several alumni mentorship programs for USC’s law school.

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  • USC Gould School of Law, J.D.
  • Executive Editor, Southern California Law Review
  • University of Michigan, B.A., Philosophy


  • Hon. Alicemarie H. Stotler, U.S. District Judge
  • Hon. James V. Selna, U.S. District Judge

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


  • 2022, 2023 Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch
  • 2021, 2022 Super Lawyers – Rising Star, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40
  • 2022 Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating


  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice
  • Member, Clerkship Committee, USC Gould School of Law Board of Councilors
  • Former Board Member, Learning Rights Law Center