Matthew K. McCullough
Matt McCullough is a litigation associate in the Walnut Creek office of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP. He focuses his practice on business, construction, insurance coverage, and real estate litigation.
Matt enjoys the collaborative approach to providing client service and is eager to help clients reach their goals. His legal practice is based on one key focus: to create lasting client relationships through achieving positive results. Matt’s background offers a variety of specialized skills, including:
• An understanding of the judicial system and its legal process. Prior to joining the firm, Matt served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark, presiding judge of a state court division in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Matt’s judicial experience helps him bring that insight and experience to his litigation practice.
• An excellence in legal writing. Matt leverages his past experience winning a Top Ten Best Brief award in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition to craft persuasive and fact-driven writing on complex issues for clients.
• His competitive, curious, and team-based spirit. Matt’s competitive nature has driven him in all aspects of life, from his approach to breaking down legal issues to personal accomplishments like competing in sprint triathlons and being featured in a solo photography art exhibition. At the core of it all, Matt desires to learn about all aspects of a client’s business and bring his knowledge and perspective to the client team.
• A change agent mentality. Whether in the courtroom or within his church and community, Matt continuously seeks out leadership positions where he can effect change. This means his hand is always raised to take on what is needed to help move the client’s goals forward.
• His diverse and eclectic background. Matt is fluent in Italian, and worked as a summer extern for a law firm in Tuscany, Italy, assisting in both civil and criminal cases in Italian courts, mediation, and client advising. He brings this international exposure and ability to communicate to every case he works on.
• University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., Certificate in International and Comparative Law
• Brigham Young University, B.A. Political Science
• Brigham Young University, B.A. Italian
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
• Contra Costa County Bar Association
• J. Reuben Clark Law Society
• BYU Management Society