Edith Matthai is a trial lawyer who has specialized in the representation of attorneys in malpractice actions for over thirty years, handling matters arising from nearly every field of practice including complex business transactions and litigation, probate and family law proceedings, securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, bankruptcy proceedings and complex family law cases. She regularly defends malicious prosecution actions. Her practice includes other business litigation.
Ms. Matthai has significant appellate experience, arguing many cases that have formed the legal principles setting the standards for attorney liability.
Ms. Matthai is a past president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Defense Counsel, The Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the Los Angeles Chapter of ABOTA. She is a former chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and has been certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in Legal Malpractice law.
In September 2013 Ms. Matthai completed a three year term on the California Judicial Council, the policy making body of the California courts. She was a member of its Executive and Planning committee which oversees the council’s strategic planning process, sets the agendas for the council meetings, recommends candidates for appointment to the council and its advisory bodies and takes action on behalf of the council between meetings.
She is a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which reviews the qualifications of potential appointments to the federal bench, providing a pre-appointment rating to the White House.