Matthew W. Samuels

B.S., University of California, Berkeley, Bioengineering, 2010

J.D., Stanford Law School, 2013

Matt's practice focuses on complex civil matters, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation.  Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and to the Honorable S. James Otero on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  He began his legal career as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, where he represented clients in patent litigations involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and software products, responded to federal investigations into a political scandal and a multinational price-fixing scheme, and assisted a nature conservancy in negotiating easement locations.

Matt is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he served as an articles editor for the Stanford Law Review and as treasurer of the Stanford Intellectual Property Association.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in bioengineering from U.C. Berkeley, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.  While at Cal, Matt performed research on embryonic stem cells and magnetic nanoparticles.

In his free time, Matt enjoys strumming his bass guitar, exploring museums and the great outdoors with his wife, and tracking down the perfect cold brew coffee--it just has to exist.


Matthew W. Samuels