Matthew Stumpf is a trial attorney with Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, specializing in representing individuals who have been victims of serious wrongdoing. He has experience litigating a variety of cases, including large and complex personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability matters. Through dedicated effort, Mr. Stumpf has helped recover more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP clients.
Named among the 2021 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year by Daily Journal for his work on behalf of the 4,400 families and victims impacted by the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Stumpf has also be recognized by the Super Lawyers publication and named to the 2020 Southern California Rising Star list.
Mr. Stumpf has obtained these notable results as a member of the following trial teams:
- $160,500,000 jury verdict for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a vicious beating by security personnel for a nightclub.
- $53,745,374 verdict for two Southern California brothers who were severely injured following a head-on collision with a CRST big rig.
- $41,864,102 jury verdict and subsequent $46,000,000 settlement in a case involving a United States Air Force Captain who suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck from behind while on his motorcycle and then dragged the length of a football field and a half by a Southern California Gas Company truck. The parties agreed to a settlement of the case following the punitive damages phase of the trial, but prior to the jury’s verdict on those damages being announced.
- $23,720,996 trial verdict for a Southern California man and his wife after the man suffered a lower leg amputation as a result of being struck by a 8-foot utility truck while riding his motorcycle.
- $20,500,000 jury verdict for a mother whose son was killed while walking to his school bus stop. The bus stop had been carelessly and illegally designated at a highly dangerous location that required students to cross an uncontrolled intersection on a five-lane highway. Throughout the case, the defendant hid documents and denied that the bus stop was illegal. By the time of trial, the team brought the truth to light. The verdict carried the jury’s message loud and clear, causing the school district to add policies that put student safety first.
Mr. Stumpf graduated with Honors from Emory University School of Law in 2014. At Emory Law, he dedicated his studies to developing trial advocacy and litigation skills that would be an asset once he became an attorney. By graduation, he attained many honors including the following:
Order of Barristers – a selective national honor society for excellence in Achievement in Written and Oral Advocacy
- Moffett Litigation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Trial Preparation and Litigation – Class of 2014 recipient
- ADR Conflict Resolution Book Award – – Class of 2014 recipient
- Director-In-Chief of the Emory Law Mock Trial Society, 2013-2014
A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Stumpf earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for many years as a paralegal at an international law firm and began his journey at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP as a law clerk and eventual participant in the firm’s fellowship program.
ARTICLES WRITTEN BY ATTORNEY STUMPF:
Telling Your Client’s Story in a Multimedia Format — Advocate, September 2020