Matt is one of the two founding partners of DA VEGA | FISHER | MECHTENBERG LLP and a second generation California lawyer. After being raised in the Sonoma County area and attending colleges at the University of California Santa Barbara and law school at the University of San Francisco, Matt has litigated cases throughout the country while working for national Plaintiffs firms like Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein. A twin and one of three brothers his family has had long time roots in the San Francisco and the Santa Barbara areas.


  • University of California Santa Barbara (U.C.S.B), B.A. Poli Sci - 1993
  • University of San Francisco Law School (U.S.F.), J.D. - 1997

Practice Areas

After graduating school and passing the bar in 1998 Matt has spent his career representing individual or groups of individuals at some of the most prominent Plaintiff's law firms in the San Francisco and Santa Barbara areas including Brayton Purcell, LLP, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP in San Francisco, and Cappello & Noel, LLP in Santa Barbara.

Matt Da Vega's practice focuses on:

Matt has represented plaintiffs on virtually every type of personal injury case (automobile accidents, SUV rollovers, park-to-reverse transmission defects, sudden acceleration defects, seat belt failures, car fires, slip & fall accidents, bike and motorcycle accidents, construction site accidents) Workers Right's case (sexual harassment/assault, failure to pay overtime or provide breaks), Product Defects cases (defective medical devices, defective drugs), Consumer Protection cases (predatory lending, unfair debt collection, lemon law car defects, credit card fraud), General Business, Antitrust, and Class Actions.

Prior Employment

Memberships/Associations (Past and Present)

  • California State Bar Association
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • San Francisco County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • American Association for Justice
  • La Raza Centro Legal

Courts Admitted

  • All California State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California