Charles T. Mathews

of Counsel

Charles “Ted” Mathews is a multimillion dollar award winning trial lawyer, primarily representing plaintiffs individually and in class actions against large corporations and government institutions. Mr. Mathews has obtained over $60 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients and has tried hundreds of jury trials.

Mr. Mathews began his legal career as a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney where gained incredible trial skills and the ability to connect with jurors at all stages of trial. He then worked as an attorney for Texaco, Inc., where he actively litigated the company’s highest risk cases and advised on litigation avoidance strategies. Mr. Mathews then moved on to be the Regional Counsel for Coldwell, Banker & Co., where he further gained insight into how top decision makers at large companies operate and what they care about. In 1980, Mr. Mathews entered private practice and has been built a reputation based on his zealous advocacy and numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Recognized as “Superlawyer” in 2010 (view article) and 2011 (view article)
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum (less than 1% of U.S. lawyers qualify for membership)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Top Attorney, Los Angeles Magazine, 2011
  • LexisNexis AV Rated for over 10 Years
  • Emmy Award Winner, “And the Children Die,” 1970 (wrote/produced/directed)

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Employment Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Serious Criminal Offenses
  • Personal Injury

Admitted to Practice

  • California State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


Loyola Law School, Juris Doctor

Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Science