Matthew Telford

Matthew Telford

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.962.2817
Fax: 415.393.8087

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Primary Practice Areas

Professional Liability

Business Law

Civil Litigation

Complex Litigation

Real Estate


  • All Courts in the State of California
  • All Courts in the State of Virginia
  • All Courts in the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Matthew Telford


Mr. Telford is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, where he represents businesses and individuals covering all of their litigation needs. His practice extends to professional liability, general business litigation, real estate, and complex litigation matters. Mr. Telford has obtained favorable results for clients in civil litigation, ranging from dismissal to settlement, and has extensively prepared cases for mediation, class certification, and trial.

Prior to joining Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney, Mr. Telford was a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's Palo Alto office, and Latham & Watkins' Washington, D.C. office, where his practice focused on complex securities and antitrust class actions and government investigations.

While in law school, Mr. Telford served as Technology Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Additionally, Mr. Telford worked as a Street Law instructor, teaching middle and high-school students about various aspects of the Constitution with a focus on the individual freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Telford interned with the Human Rights Campaign at their Washington, D.C. headquarters.


  • Mr. Telford has extensive experience counseling and representing corporations, executives, and professionals in civil and criminal proceedings before federal and state agencies including the United States Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Mr. Telford focuses his professional liability practice on counseling and defending lawyers, accountants, and real estate agents regarding professional liability and malpractice claims.

Professional and Community Contributions

Mr. Telford is a member of the State Bars of California, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Telford is also active in pro bono representation for immigration and asylum clients, and impact litigation related to civil rights.

Academic Distinctions

  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School (2011)
  • Highest Distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007)

Awards and Honors

  • Order of the Coif (2011)
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award (2011)
  • James Wilson Scholar (2008-2011)

Pro Hac Vice

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

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