Matthew J. Cave

Partner

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Biography

Matt Cave is a founding partner of Kibler Fowler & Cave LLP. He is a litigator with significant courtroom experience, including trials in state and federal courts across California. His expertise is in real estate, entertainment, and business litigation. Matt’s practice is based in California, but he has litigated matters in New York, Texas, and other states as well.

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 some of the country’s top law firms and developing his own practice before co-founding the firm with Mike and John.

Matt has run cases from start to finish: from pre-litigation through trial and then judgment enforcement. He has first- and second-chaired trials. Matt’s broad experience, both substantively and at all phases of dispute resolution, allows him to see the big picture in cases and counsel his clients to make the right strategic decisions based on their litigation, personal, and business goals.

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Education

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

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

Clerkships

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

Experience

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

Community Involvement

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