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  • University of Denver, J.D. (2009)
  • California State Dominguez Hills, M.P.A. (2006)
  • U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S. Legal Studies (2002)
  • State Bar of California (2011)
  • State Bar of Colorado (2009)
  • United States District Court – Northern, Eastern, and Central District of California
  • United States District Court – District of Colorado, Eastern District of Arkansas, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • U.S. Bar Association
  • California Bar Association

Matthew R. Dardenne

Senior Attorney

Matthew is highly focused, results oriented litigation attorney.  His practice centers on complex commercial litigation, employment law, and intellectual property disputes.  He also has significant experience in the areas of real estate, natural resources, federal contracting, and international dispute resolution.  Throughout his career, Matthew has successfully represented both large national and smaller regional entities in various commercial, employment, and real estate matters often prevailing on dispositive motion rather than needlessly extending the matter through trial.

Matthew has successfully defended clients in both state and federal court, arbitration, and mediation.  He has also successfully appeared before several administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.  He also assists clients with government investigations and compliance.  He has extensive experience in the defense of wage and hour claims, and has handled all aspects of employment litigation defense.

In addition to practicing law, Matthew taught as an adjunct professor of law at the San Joaquin College of Law where he taught Business Organizations and other courses.  He has also taught international dispute resolution at the University of Denver.

Prior to practicing law, Matthew was an active duty U.S. Air Force officer, serving as a Nuclear Missile Combat Crew Commander.  After becoming an attorney, Matthew also served in the U.S. Air Force reserves as a Judge Advocate.  Matthew continues to be involved with veterans groups and other service organizations.