Matthew Michelsen is an associate in WSHB’s Sonoma County office. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. His varied skill set has Matthew handling an array of matters, including transportation and commercial and business disputes.

Before joining the firm, Matthew gained valuable experience at the Sacramento Public Defender’s Office. He also, while still in law school, served as a judicial extern with the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento.

Matthew earned his law degree from UC Davis School of Law. In law school, he was on the Law Trial Practice Honors Board and won Best Direct Examination at the San Fernando Valley Bar Association Mock Trial Competition. When not actively defending clients, Matthew enjoys exploring the city with Max, his standard poodle.



  • University of California Davis School of Law (J.D., 2021)
  • University of California, Davis (B.S., 2015

Licensed to Practice in

  • California

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