Philip R Matthews
Provided by Philip R Matthews
Mr. Matthews practices in the area of general civil litigation and insurance counseling and litigation with an emphasis on complex cases. He has been involved in some of the largest trials and appeals in California, including the trial and appeal of Shell Oil Co. vs. Accident and Casualty Co. of Winterthur (Rocky Mountain Arsenal case) and In Re Coordinated Asbestos Litigation (Manville, Fibreboard, Armstrong and GAF Coverage cases.) He also has experience in bankruptcy law, asbestos bankruptcies and corporate transactions. In addition to extensive litigation experience, Mr. Matthews has been involved in resolving complex insurance coverage disputes through alternative dispute resolution procedures including mediation and acting as specialist settlement counsel. Mr. Matthews has a successful record in achieving resolution of matters without protracted litigation.
Duane Morris LLP: Partner, 2006-present; Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP: Partner, 1985-2005, Associate, 1980-1984; Dinkelspiel, Plevin, Steefel & Levit: Associate 1978-1980
American Bar Association; Bar Association of San Francisco
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1977; The George Washington University, B.A., 1974
Philip Matthews offers a wealth of experience in coverage disputes and wins praise for his continuing successes in long-tail litigation. He is adept at handling a range of disputes, including those relating to asbestos and sexual abuse claims.
"I think very highly of Philip, he has a good reputation in the space."
Philip Matthews boasts a wealth of expertise in litigating some of the most high-profile and complex long-tail insurance cases in the California market.