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Matthew K. Wegner

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Matthew K. Wegner

Matt is a trial and appellate lawyer representing clients in complex business and intellectual property disputes. Prior to founding the firm, Matt practiced law for seven years in international law firms.

Contact Information

  • Address:2010 Main Street, Suite 1260, Irvine, CA 92614
  • Phone:(949) 705-0080
  • Email:mwegner@brownwegner.com
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  • Areas: Business and Commercial Litigation, Competition and Antitrust Law, Employment Law, Patent Litigation, Real Estate, Entertainment Law, Trials and Appeals

matt wegner lca badge Top50 super lawyers - matt wegnerMatt has written a number of articles on business litigation and co-authors California’s leading treatises on state and federal trial practice. In law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Law Review. He is currently a co-author of the Rutter Guides on California Civil Trials and Evidence and California Federal Civil Trials and Evidence (both of which are published by Thomson Reuters). Matt has been named a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2004, and is consistently listed among the Top 50 lawyers in Orange County by Los Angeles Magazine.

Admissions to Practice

  • All state trial and appellate courts in California
  • All United States District Courts in California
  • Ninth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Northern District of Texas


University of Minnesota Law School

  • Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Law Review
  • Cum Laude

University of California, San Diego

  • Departmental Honors, Political Science
  • Varsity Crew


Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Federal Bar Association, Orange County, Board of Directors

Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)


Options for Protective Businesses From Aggressive Anti-Masking Trespassing, May 2021, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Vol. 63 No. 5)

Should Putative Class Members Opt In Before Their Personal Information Is Disclosed In California Consumer Privacy Act Litigation, May 2019, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Vol. 61 No. 5)

The Revitalization of a Valuable Cause of Action for Competitors: Clayworth v. Pfizer’s Implications for UCL Standing in Competitor Lawsuits, Competition (Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section of the California State Bar, Fall 2010)

Residential Builders and Developers Face Litigation Threats Reminiscent of the 1990s, California Real Estate Journal (May 26, 2009) (with Richard S. Ruben)

The Antitrust Risks in Real Estate Transactions, The Real Estate Finance Journal (Spring 2004) (with Eliot G. Disner and Dinesh R. Badkar)

Major Credit Card Companies That Bar Member Banks From Issuing Competing Cards Violate the Sherman Act, Antitrustlaw@Manatt (September 23, 2003)

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Why Traditional Free Speech Doctrine Supports Anti-Child-Pornography Regulations in Virtual Reality, 85 Minn.Law.Rev. 2081 (2001)

Speaking Engagements

Introduction to Business Litigation and Forensic Testimony, Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics, guest lecturer, November 2016

First Steps When Your Client’s Trade Secrets Are Misappropriated, Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, Litigation Counsel of America, November 5, 2015

Tackling Difficult Depositions: Techniques for Effectively Deposing Difficult Witnesses and Dealing With Obstructive Counsel, Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, September 29, 2015

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