Matthew J. Kraus, Partner

Matthew J. Kraus is an attorney located in Riverside, California. Matthew focuses his practice solely on civil litigation, with an emphasis on lawsuits arising from construction contract disputes, professional negligence, and business disputes. He has experience representing a wide range of clients, including both family businesses and large corporations. He has also acted as local counsel for a number of out-of-state clients who desire local counsel with knowledge and experience in Riverside and San Bernardino County.

Matthew has significant experience representing clients in various business disputes. Additionally, he dedicates a significant part of his practice to public and private work construction disputes. He also has significant experience defending professionals in negligence and breach of fiduciary duty cases.

Matthew is experienced in every phase of the litigation process, from pre-litigation contract claims procedures through jury verdict.

Bar Admissions

California, 2008
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2008


Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
J.D. – 2008
Honors: Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Law Journal: Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Editor
University of California San Diego
B.A. – 2004
Major: Political Science

Classes and Seminars

Adjunct Professor, California Baptist University, 2013-2015

Professional Associations

Riverside County Bar Association, Member, 2008-2015

Past Employment

Lobb, Cliff & Lester LLP, Associate , 2008-2011

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Product Liability
  • California Proposition 65
  • Business and Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury 

Riverside Office

Newport Beach Office

Riverside Office: 1770 Iowa Ave., Suite 110, Riverside, CA 92507. Get Directions.

Newport Beach Office: 2700 Newport Blvd., Suite 184, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Get Directions.