Matthew R. Eason, Senior Trial Attorney
Matthew R. Eason co-founded Eason & Tambornini in 1996. Inspired by his core belief that the practice of law should be a profession rather than a profit-center, he started the firm to help individuals against insurance companies and large corporations in ways that other law firms do not. With this singular goal in mind, Matthew has been leveling the playing field and representing individuals in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and employment law cases for the past 25 years.
As a litigator, his philosophy has always been that that no fight is too large or small. With that, he has fought over 100 trials and represented Olympic hopeful athletes in international litigation matters.
Being raised by a single mother in rural Texas, Matthew was exposed to the stress of financial uncertainty early on. His early life lessons compelled him to work hard and succeed academically. While attending college and law school, Matthew worked with elephants as an exotic animal trainer at Marine World Africa, USA. He attended University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and graduated in the top 4% of his class. There, he was awarded the prestigious Traynor Honor Society by his professors for his written and verbal advocacy skills.
Matthew’s client satisfaction rate is exceptionally high because his clients always know precisely what is happening. Aside from aggressive representation, transparency is Matthew’s number one priority. He finds fulfillment in providing sophisticated representation without the complicated legal jargon. As a result, no client leaves his office without feeling informed.
Matthew’s success has not gone unnoticed. Matthew has held a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating for many years for his high ethical standards and professional excellence. Recognized by Super Lawyers and named a “Top Lawyer” by Sacramento Magazine, Matthew recently helped obtain a $5.6 million settlement on behalf of a paraplegic young man whose condition resulted from medical malpractice. In a different matter, where the plaintiff was offered $15,000 to settle, Matthew resolved the case for $3 million.
Although he has had much success over the years, Matthew’s core values are still the same, and his clients still say they feel as if they are sitting across from a friend who happens to be a powerful ligitagor.
Outside of the office, Matthew’s passion is rugby. In his roles as Judicial Officer and Appellate Officer on the International Rugby Board, his passion is met with expertise. As an Official with USA Rugby, he is internationally recognized for developing high performance referees and occasionally travels to deliver presentations on the subject.
On the weekends, he can be found hiking Point Reyes or Lake Tahoe with his wife. He and Jennifer Eason have been married for over 25 years and are proud to have raised two children.
Still as close with his law partner Kyle K. Tambornini as they were in high school 35 years ago, their families share a tradition of volunteering together at St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children.
Areas of Practice
State Bar of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
Super Lawyer (SuperLaywers.com)
Sacramento Top Lawyers (Sacramento Magazine)
Peer Review Rating – AV Preeminent (Martindale Hubble)
AVVO Rating 10 out of 10
Sacramento County Bar Association
National Association of Structured Purchasers
Judicial Officer, World Rugby Board
Grievance Panel Member, USA Rugby
Lecturer and Speaker at Attorney Seminars
B.S. California State University, Sacramento
J.D. University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
“Matthew has been an incredible advocate for me.” – Angelica F.
“I can’t say enough good things about Matt Eason. He is the most professional and down to earth guy I have met during this difficult time.” – Eddie S.
“When you need sound advice to calm your senses talk with Matt Eason.” – Russell W.
“Matt Eason is the only attorney I have dealt with that tries to make his work look easier than it is.” – Rich W.