Matthew Freeman is an attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, specializing in representing plaintiffs in personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, and sex abuse cases. Throughout his career, Mr. Freeman has helped to recover more than $150 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Freeman has worked with firm partner Kevin Boyle and attorney Matthew Stumpf on behalf of the victims and families of the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following nearly two years of intense negotiations, a historic settlement of $800 million was obtained by Plaintiffs’ 1 October Litigation Leadership Group and finalized by the court in 2020, making this the first settlement in U.S. history for a mass shooting. Mr. Boyle, Mr. Stumpf, and Mr. Freeman were selected as a finalist for Consumer Attorneys of California’s Consumer Attorney of the Year Award in 2021 for their work on this landmark case.
Since 2020, Mr. Freeman’s practice has been focused upon representing victims of sexual abuse against the Boy Scouts of America, the Catholic Church, as well as against school districts and medical facilities throughout California. Mr. Freeman is passionate about seeking justice for his clients and has obtained numerous seven-figure settlements.
Mr. Freeman earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from California Western School of Law where he dedicated his studies to trial advocacy and advanced mediation techniques. As a result of his work, he received numerous honors, including placement on the Dean’s Honor List, Academic Excellence Award in Legal Ethics, and Mediation Clinic Field Certification signifying 50 hours of experience in mediating small claims cases. He also worked as a law clerk in divorce and personal injury law firms throughout the duration of his undergraduate and graduate studies.
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Mr. Freeman is a member of the State Bar of California and member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, as well as a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California where he is the Publications Chair of the New Lawyer’s Division.