Attorney Profiles

Matthew D. Zumstein


Partner — Redwood City


The majority of Matt Zumstein’s practice involves the representation of developers and general contractors in all aspects of business operations. This includes design, construction, and product claims. His area of practice is broad and focuses on insurance defense, business litigation, employment related matters, and complex litigation matters.
Mr. Zumstein also represents investors, manufacturers, and developers in commercial, fraud and criminal business litigation matters. He handles a variety of matters relating to mechanic’s liens, real estate, HOA disputes, D&O claims, and development contracts. His practice involves all aspects of construction litigation and transactions including claims for insurance coverage, contract disputes, and personal injury.

Mr. Zumstein worked at another well-respected firm in San Francisco where his practice focused on products liability and toxic tort litigation. In this capacity, he represented a broad variety of clients, including manufacturers of complex industrial equipment, general contractors and premises owners. He is an experienced litigation attorney who has defended numerous environmental and toxic injury claims involving asbestos, silica, benzene, and other airborne and water-borne contaminants.

Mr. Zumstein was a prosecutor for Santa Clara County and the City of San Diego where he gained over 6 years of extensive jury and court trial experience taking more than 50 cases to jury verdict. He was the Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Santa Clara County Network for a Hate Free Community and has lectured and taught on issues pertaining to Hate Crimes in California.  Matt Zumstein is peer rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell.

He also volunteers his time for the San Mateo County Superior Court in order to mediate and solve problems without the risk, stress and expense of going through a trial.