Joining Carpenter & Zuckerman in 2019, Matthew Singer has worked as a trial lawyer on a broad range of cases including elder abuse, sexual assault, motor vehicle negligence, wrongful death, product liability and constitutional rights violations. Matthew strategically leverages his legal expertise to give voice to the voiceless, and is fueled by a zealous desire to advocate for the most vulnerable among us.
A native of Arizona, Matthew grew up in the Tucson area, eventually moving to Boston, Massachusetts to study Music Business and Management at Berklee College of Music. During the course of his studies, Matthew shifted his focus to the systemic oppression and exploitation of black, brown, and indigineous artists within the music industry.
After graduating summa cum laude from Berklee, Matthew relocated to Los Angeles in 2017 to attend Southwestern Law School’s SCALE two-year accelerated Juris Doctor program. While completing his J.D., Matthew worked as a writing fellow, research assistant, member of the Entertainment and the Arts Legal Clinic, as well as a member of one of the first two-person Moot Court Honors Program teams. Matthew and his teammate achieved the distinct honor of placing 2nd in the Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition.
Rooted in his deep drive to advocate fair treatment for the oppressed, Matthew regularly participates in organizations that seek to create systemic social change. While living in Massachusetts, he worked with several anti-racism non-profit organizations, including Boston’s Community Change, Inc. as well as the Salem Award Foundation (now known as Voices Against Injustice). Currently, Matthew works with the Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, targeting issues of police brutality, systemic racism, universal healthcare, and solutions for our unhoused neighbors.
Matthew believes in the power of personal connection in his work. He strives to cultivate relationships based on authentic mutual understanding between himself and each of his clients. He is a firm believer in the power of highlighting the human story in his cases, and uses that element of humanity as a catalyst to induce the best possible outcome in each case. Matthew explains, “It is easy for an insurance company to minimize injuries by the dollars reflected on a page. What they can’t minimize is the loss of the person that existed before the injury.”
In his personal time, Matthew enjoys writing, playing music, attending musical theater performances, and spending quality time with his family. He is the proud father of Ellie, a nine-year-old Pitbull German Shepherd Mix who can often be seen making cameo appearances in his remote depositions.