Matthew M. Loker Esq.

Matthew M. Loker Esq.

Partner
Location:
Arroyo Grande, California
Phone:
866-299-6190
Fax:
800-520-5523
Email:

Matthew was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Social Thought with a concentration in Spanish. While attending California Western School of Law, Matthew served as President of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society and Vice President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and earned various awards such as the Academic Achievement Award and the Telecommunications Award.

Matthew joined the Kazerouni Law Group, APC in 2011 and served in an of-counsel capacity to the firm. In March of 2013, Kazerouni Law Group APC took on Matthew as a full time associate. Matthew has been an instrumental litigation attorney on Consumer Rights cases.

Recent Media Interviews

Horrific Post Short Sale & Foreclosure Collection Practices: Interview with Mike Turnquist of 7th Level Real Estate regarding the January 21, 2016 California Supreme Court decision of Coker v. JPMorgan Chase. Watch the video here.

Real Estate Radio, AM 1220 KDOW: Consumer Rights, Credit Questions & Identity Theft. Read more about this appearance here. Podcast to follow shortly.

Lawsuit Filed Against Grindr Dating App. By Brenda Craig, LawyersAndSettlements.com. Read the full article here.

Wall Street Business Network, AM 1220 KDOW: Anything & Everything Credit Bureaus and Consumer Rights. Read more about this appearance here. You may also listen to the December 16, 2014 Podcast here.

Junk debt: How the open market for delinquent debts leads to lawsuits and wage garnishments. By Colin Rigley, New Times SLO, Cover Story. Read the full article here.

KLAS-TV Interview re Kazerouni Law Group, APC Class Action Against Manny Pacquiao; and, Pacquiao's Promoters. Watch the interview here.

Real World Credit Repair for Real People: Interview with Mike Turnquist of 7th Level Real Estate. Watch the video here.

Dating App's Premium Package Has Unfair Cancellation Process. By Brenda Craig, LawyersAndSettlements.com. Read the full article here.

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Rights Cases

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, pro hac vice

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: President of the Entertainment & Sports Law Society
    • Honors: Vice President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
    • Honors: Academic Achievement Award
    • Honors: Telecommunications Award
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
    • Major: Law and Social Thought with a concentration in Spanish

Published Works

Classes/Seminars

  • Hot Topics with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act presented by the American Bar Association (“ABA”)
  • Ethical Conundrums in Debt Collection, Ethics MCLE presented by the State Bar of California
  • Guest Lecturer for AP English at Morro Bay High School
  • Debt Collection in the Age of Technology and the CFPB, 88th Annual California State Bar Association Meeting
  • Home Buyer's Workshop with Century 21
  • Hot Topics with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act presented by the American Bar Association ("ABA")
  • California Western School of Law
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Central Coast Paralegal Association
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Business Networking International
  • San Luis Obispo County Drug & Alcohol Services
  • Guest Lecturer for Legal Responsibilities of Business Course at California Polytechnic State University
  • Introduction to California's Fair Debt Buying Practices Act, MCLE presented by the State Bar of California
  • Moderator for Introduction to the Fair Credit Reporting Act presented by the Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Panel Moderator for Recent Advances in California Invasion of Privacy Act presented by the State Bar of California
  • Panel Moderator for Recent Advances in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act presented by the Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Panel Moderator for $100,000,000.00 Lesson: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Action against Wells Fargo presented by the State Bar of California
  • Financial Literacy presented at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act dead? Implications of the United States Supreme Court's Decision in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc presented by the Consumer Financial Services Committee.

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 M&Awards - Best Consumer Rights Lawyer - California
  • The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services presented by the State Bar of California, Board of Governors
  • Award for Academic Excellence presented by California Western School of Law
  • Andrea L. Johnson Telecommunications Award presented by California Western School of Law
  • Academic Honors in the Creative Problem Solving Concentration presented by California Western School of Law
  • Pro Bono Honors Society Award presented by California Western School of Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction Award - Named in the Top 10% of Consumer Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • San Luis Obispo Bar Association
  • Business Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • NACA Debt Defense eCourse Development Team
  • California Bar Association’s Consumer Financial Services Committee, Vice Chair for Programming

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coach for the Morro Bay High School Moot Court