Racine, Matthew T.

Associate

5D3A7110

Appellate | Employment | Tort Litigation

MRacine@daleyheft.com ; LinkedIn

858-755-5666  ext. 7215

 

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law, summa cum laude, J.D., 2006
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D. (History), 2003
  • University of California, San Diego, magna cum laude, B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
  • State Bar of Oregon (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

Honors/Affiliations

  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, San Diego North County Bar Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Matt Racine assists the firm’s clients with civil litigation, appellate, and transactional matters. On the litigation side, Mr. Racine focuses his work on defense of public entities and employers. As a transactional attorney, Mr. Racine assists clients in drafting effective business agreements and other documents.

Prior to joining Daley & Heft, Mr. Racine practiced at Garrett, Hemann, Robertson, P.C. in Salem, Oregon. While practicing in Oregon, Mr. Racine specialized in representing school districts and other public entities. He also drafted numerous appellate briefs, briefing issues on behalf of public entity and individual clients relating to issues of employment law, collective bargaining law, administrative law, and family law.

Mr. Racine graduated first in his class from the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where he was a member of the Willamette Law Review and received eight high paper awards, including those for Appellate Advocacy, Employment Law, and Legal Research and Writing.

Publications include:

  •  “Apparent Agency: A Malpractice Trap for Physicians and Tips to Avoid It”, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, July 2007.  Article discusses how physicians can avoid legal problems caused by apparent (or ostensible) agency.
  • “ADA Amendments Act of 2008”, North Country Lawyer (magazine of North San Diego County Bar Association) April 2009.  Article provides an overview of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, with emphasis on impacts to employers.
  • “Establishing a Compliant Internship Program: Complying with Legal Requirements while Giving Back”, Perspective, newsletter of ACWA-JPIA, September 2010.  An overview of how to correctly hire and use interns without violating wage and hour laws.
  • Bar Exam Mind: A Strategy Guide for an Anxiety-Free Bar Exam (2011)