MATTHEW W. GRIMSHAW

Mr. Grimshaw’s practice focuses on insolvency law and litigation. He represents parties in all aspects of bankruptcy matters and out-of-court restructurings. He also has significant experience litigating and advising clients on issues resulting from the debtor-creditor relationship, including the enforcement of notes and guarantees, writs of attachment, receiverships, wrongful foreclosures, mortgage elimination scams, and injunctions.

Mr. Grimshaw was born in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He graduated with honors from Willamette University College of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the school’s Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution. Mr. Grimshaw was admitted to practice law in California in 2000.

Mr. Grimshaw served a two-year term as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John E. Ryan. During his first year, Mr. Grimshaw served as Judge Ryan’s trial law clerk.  During his second year, when Judge Ryan was the chief judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Grimshaw served as his appellate law clerk.

Mr. Grimshaw has been asked on many occasions to present lectures on various subjects, including bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and legal ethics.  He has published numerous articles on bankruptcy-related topics.  In 2006, he was also appointed by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to serve on the committee that evaluated candidates and made recommendations as to who should fill existing vacancies on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Grimshaw is a long-time member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.  He also served as Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Orange County Bar Association.

Mr. Grimshaw enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling.  Mr. Grimshaw is conversant in Spanish.  He is an Eagle Scout and continues to be actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America.