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Matthew F. Baker, Partner

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Matthew Baker HeadshotMatthew F. Baker is a partner in our Trust and Estate Litigation Department. His practice is focused on advocating for the rights of beneficiaries and fiduciaries’ conduct in trust and estate matters. Whether it is contesting the validity of a trust or will or representing a fiduciary in a breach of trust claim, he is equipped to handle a wide range of legal issues.


In 2021, Mr. Baker was recognized as a “Top Litigator” in the Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers with the Los Angeles Business Journal. He was also selected as an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society composed of less than 0.5% of American lawyers. He has also been included in the Southern California Rising Stars list from 2018-2022 by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor earned by only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. In 2016, he received the Public Counsel Pro Bono Award for the Foster Youth Project.

Volunteer Work

Mr. Baker volunteers as an attorney with the Public Counsel Law Center, including the Children’s Rights Project, Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project, and the Center for Veterans’ Advancement.

Attorney Education


J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law

B.A., New York University

Attorney Admited to Practice


Representative Clients and Matters

Recovered stolen trust property and obtained an award of double damages, attorney fees and costs in the removal of a co-trustee who victimized her mother leaving her abandoned and unable to pay her bills.

Successfully defended a trust accounting dispute between siblings where two of three daughters alleged that the successor trustee daughter had misappropriated trust assets to their detriment, thereby avoiding client’s suspension, removal, and surcharge.

Successfully prosecuted breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, and fraudulent concealment against the trustee on behalf of siblings who were beneficiaries of an education trust, resulting in a full recovery of attorney fees.

Defeated an eight-figure fiduciary fraud claim brought by a conservator, resulting in full dismissal of all claims.

Professional & Community Involvement

Litigation Counsel of America | Associate Fellow

Los Angeles County Bar Association | Delegate (2020-2021)

Beverly Hills Bar Association – Trusts and Estate Section | Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section | Member

ProVisors | Member

Professional Fiduciary Association of California | Member

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office | Volunteer District Attorney (2022)

Public Counsel Law Center | Volunteer Attorney

Fordham University School of Law Alumni Association of Los Angeles | Member