Stephen Mattern: Of Counsel

Stephen Mattern has built a thriving civil law practice with a focus on civil litigation, corporate law and immigration law over the past 16 years.

Stephen MatternMr. Mattern was raised in California and England and obtained a B.F.A from California Institute for the Arts. After university, Mr. Mattern spent several years working around the world from Asia to Europe. These experiences helped shape his views about the law and in a particular immigration and civil rights and provided his motivation to become a lawyer, initially wanting to be a civil rights lawyer to advocate for meaningful change. After graduating Cum Laude from Southwestern University School of Law, Mr. Mattern chose to work in a small firm environment so that he could make a greater impact.

Unlike lawyers with larger firms, Stephen Mattern maintains direct contact with his clients. As a client, you will work directly with Mr. Mattern. He is known for his attention to detail and lucid analysis of his clients issues.

Mr. Mattern has amassed considerable experience practicing immigration law in the state of California. He often represents clients who need assistance with securing visas, residency, citizenship or relief from detention and deportation proceedings.

The current economic climate coupled with recent Federal bankruptcy legislation has made it more difficult to file for bankruptcy; only a reliable bankruptcy attorney can determine whether declaring bankruptcy makes sense. Mr. Mattern will perform the requisite thorough analysis at he outset, then determine a customized strategy that may include bankruptcy if warranted.

Another area of Mr. Mattern’s skill is in the formation of business entities.

Most entrepreneurs fail to consider the potential pitfalls and how to resolve disputes should and when they arise. When business entities fall apart, it’s important in the beginning to have a clear exit strategy in place to prevent costly litigation.

A well-constructed business entity will run smoothly and will avert problematic disputes should they arise.

“I see the law as a way to help those in need, whether to provide good advice, solutions to problems or legal advocacy to protect their rights, possessions or future.”

  • Admitted to practice in California
  • Sworn in before the California State Supreme Court, US Central District Courts of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and US Supreme Court
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, Cum Laude 1992