Get to know Brian Mathias.

Brian was born and raised in beautiful Santa Cruz County. He represents employees in a wide variety of labor law matters, including disability (health) discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, and unemployment benefits appeals. Brian also represents employees in class actions for unpaid wages, overtime, and denied rest and meal breaks (called "wage and hour law").

Additionally, Brian represents landlords in all aspects of landlord-tenant law, including evictions, unpaid rent, security deposit issues, and drafting rental agreements.  Brian exclusively represents landlords and property management agencies. 

Additionally, Brian works in personal injury law, helping people who have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, including automobile and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and dog bites. He also represents employees who have been injured while working.

Brian is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, and is one of a select handful of Central Coast attorneys belonging to the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), an organization dedicated to the representation of California employees.

 In his spare time he enjoys drumming, hiking, and ocean kayak fishing near his home in Aptos, California. Brian is a former assistant professor of Constitutional Law at the Monterey College of Law in Seaside, California.

Dedicated representation for your needs.


Education

Monterey College of Law, (2012) Doctor of Jurisprudence
University of California, Santa Cruz (2008) Bachelor of Arts, European History
Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany (2007)

Community Affiliations

14th District Agricultural Association 2008-2011, Board of Directors (twice appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger); Board Vice President 2011
Santa Cruz Host Lions Club, Member; Board of Directors 2012 to 2014
Cabrillo College Bond Oversight Committee, Committee Member 2011-2014; Board Vice President 2011

Membership

Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California
Member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)