Matthew S. Brady is a Partner in Selman Breitman’s Orange County office and is a member of the firm’s Toxic Tort/Environmental, Products Liability, and General Liability practice groups. He represents manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and retailers in product liability, toxic tort, environmental and other general liability issues, including cases arising out of exposures to asbestos and other hazardous materials. Matthew’s clients include manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of automotive, electrical, and construction products.

Matthew’s extensive experience in Products Liability and Toxic Tort/Environmental provides him a unique ability to draft and argue all motions, including motions for summary judgment, from the beginning of a case through appeals. He also has significant trial experience, serving as a second-chair trial attorney. Matthew has conducted hundreds of depositions, ranging from defending clients' Person(s) Most Qualified to examining multiple types of expert witnesses, in addition to plaintiffs and percipient witnesses. He works closely with clients to obtain excellent results by thoroughly analyzing the facts of a case to determine and apply the best strategy for serving his client’s interests. 

Matthew has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as an Orange County Up-and Coming Top 25 (2015-2018), Southern California Up-and-Coming Top 100 (2015-2018), and Southern California Rising Star (2013-2018), in addition to many other accolades. 

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013-2018, Southern California Up-and-Coming Top 100 2015-2018, Orange County Up-and-Coming Top 25 2015-2018
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Orange County Bar Association (Member)

Related Industries

Bar Admission

California, 2006
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California, 2006

  • J.D.
  • Honors: Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Trial Practice
  • Honors: Student Bar Association

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2003

  • B.A.
  • Major: Sport Management