Matthew Ruff is an associate in WSHB's Sonoma County office. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial and business litigation, intellectual property, and transportation. 

Matthew is a graduate of the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with concentrations in Business and Tax Law. He also received the Sacramento Estate Planning Commission Scholarship. While at McGeorge, Matthew did extensive work in the field of bankruptcy. He participated in the McGeorge Community Legal Services program where he assisted low-income individuals through the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process. He also spent a full school year externing for then Chief Justice Ronald H. Sargis in the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California.

Prior to law school, Matthew played varsity baseball for the University of California, Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley, Matthew was the recipient of the Edwin E. Lord, Jr. Scholarship, a two-year varsity letter winner, and Pac-12 All-Academic Team Honorable Mention. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies.

After graduation, Matthew gained invaluable experience in plaintiff’s side personal injury litigation. 



  • University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 2022)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2018)

Licensed to Practice in

  • California

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