Matthew Preusch

Santa Barbara

801 Garden Street, Suite 301
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

P: 805.456.1496
F: 805.456.1497

 

Matthew Preusch practices in Keller Rohrback’s nationally-recognized Complex Litigation Group. Before joining Keller Rohrback, Matthew served as an honors attorney in the Oregon Department of Justice’s appellate and trial divisions. He was a judicial extern for the Hon. Michael W. Mosman in the District of Oregon during law school. Prior to his legal career, he spent 10 years as a journalist in the Pacific Northwest, covering regional and national news for The Oregonian, The New York Times and other publications.

Matthew is passionate about protecting people and the environment. He’s helped initiate landmark consumer litigation related to Volkswagen’s “Clean Diesel” deceit and Wells Fargo’s unauthorized account scheme. When studies of moss samples in trees in Portland, Oregon identified several pollution “hotspots” in that city, he and others at Keller Rohrback launched cases on behalf of residents to hold the responsible manufacturers accountable. Working on behalf of government entities, Matthew has investigated claims related to PCB contamination and the opioid epidemic.


Bar and Court Admissions

2014, California 
2014, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
2014, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
2014, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
2014, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 
2013, Oregon
2013, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon


Education

Pomona College – B.A., 2000, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Certificate


Professional and Civic Involvement

Oregon State Bar Association, Member

State Bar of California, Member

Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Member


Articles & Presentations

Panelist, Bridgeport Consumer Class Action Litigation Conference, “Current State of the Law on Ascertainability and Standing,” January 2017

Speaker, Bridgeport Environmental Class Action Webinar, March 2016

Panelist, Lewis and Clark Law School, Public Interest Law Project, ” Cutting-Edge Bet the Company Mega Class Action CLE” February 2016

Speaker, Harris Martin Porter Ranch Gas Leak Litigation Conference, “Remedies,” 19 January 2016

Panelist, Bridgeport Consumer Class Action Litigation Conference, “Current State of the Law on Ascertainability and Standing,” January 2016

Matthew Preusch, How to Ethically and Effectively Talk to Reporters, Environmental Law News, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Spring 2015).

Speaker, Don’t Say, “No Comment”: How To Ethically and Effectively Talk to Reporters, Santa Barbara County Bar Association (Sep. 16, 2015)

Oregon State Bar Environmental & Natural Resources Section Case Notes (July 2015)

Matthew Preusch, Tim Weaver, Yakama Tribes’ Salmon Champion, Says His GoodbyesThe Oregonian (Jan. 1, 2010).

Matthew Preusch, DEQ to Help Polluter Seek Federal Break on Mercury EmissionThe Oregonian (Aug. 19, 2009).

Matthew Preusch, Amid Forests Ashes, A Debate Over Logging Profits is Burning OnThe New York Times (Apr. 15, 2004)



Recent Posts

Customers with Unauthorized Accounts from Wells Fargo Can Now File a Claim in $142 Million Settlement

Keller Rohrback Files First Class Action Suit Against Wells Fargo Relating To Mortgage Interest Rate-Lock Extension Fees

Keller Rohrback Continues to Investigate Wells Fargo Auto Loan Insurance Practices

Court Grants Preliminary Approval of $142 Million Settlement in Wells Fargo Unauthorized Accounts Class Action

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Reports that Wells Fargo Charged Customers Millions in Improper Mortgage Rate Lock Fees

Keller Rohrback L.L.P.: Plaintiffs in Wells Fargo Account Scandal Seek Court Approval for $142 Million Settlement

Keller Rohrback L.L.P.: Plaintiffs in Wells Fargo Account Scandal Seek Court Approval for $142 Million Settlement

Keller Rohrback Investigating Allegations that Wells Fargo Merchant Services L.L.C. Charged Improper Fees to Small Businesses

KR Investigating Allegations that Wells Fargo Merchant Services L.L.C. Charged Improper Fees to Small Businesses

Keller Rohrback: Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $110 Million to Resolve Consumers’ Class Action Lawsuit About Unauthorized Accounts

Keller Rohrback Investigates Reports that Wells Fargo Charged Customers Millions in Improper Mortgage Fees

Preliminary Approval of VW/Audi/Porsche 3-liter and Bosch Settlements in Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Litigation

Bosch Agrees To $327.5 Million Settlement in VW Diesel Emissions Fraud Case

Settlement Agreement Filed for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche 3.0-Liter

Important Info for Owners of TDI 3.0-Liter VWs/Audis/Porsches

Court Grants Final Approval 2.0-Liter Settlement

Seattle Suspends Business Relationship with Wells Fargo over Fraud Allegations; Keller Rohrback Investigates Similar Practices

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigating Unauthorized Accounts at Consumer Banks

Volkswagen Litigation Update – 8/25/2016

Volkswagen Litigation Update – Preliminary Approval of VW Settlement Granted

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Walmart’s Great Value “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese”

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates High Levels of Lead in Children’s Cra-Z-Art Kits

VW Litigation Case Update

KR Investigating Claims Against Precision Castparts For Heavy Metal Pollution in Oregon

Los abogados de demandas colectivas de Keller Rohrback están investigando altos niveles de plomo y cadmio en bisutería o joyería infantil

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Partner Amy Williams-Derry Discusses Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Partner Amy Williams-Derry Discusses Lead and Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Keller Rohrback Investigates Claims Against Portland Glass Manufacturers For Arsenic and Cadmium Pollution

Keller Rohrback Files Class Action Lawsuit Against SoCalGas on Behalf of Porter Ranch Residents

Keller Rohrback Investigates Claims of Diesel Porsche Cayenne Consumers

JPML Sends VW Lawsuits to San Francisco

Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Those Affected by Refugio Oil Spill

Keller Rohrback Files Suit on Behalf of Porsche, Audi, and VW Consumers

Keller Rohrback Warns Consumers About VW Goodwill Package

Keller Rohrback Expands Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against VW

KR Launches Investigation After EPA Adds Audi & Porsche to VW Clean Air Act Violation

Keller Rohrback Files Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against Volkswagen

VW Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen's Alleged Violation of Clean Air Standards

Volkswagen Investigated by EPA Over Clean Air Standards

Volkswagen Violates Clean Air Act

Volkswagen Class Action Complaint Expands To Include Affected Porsche and Audi Vehicles

KR Asks Federal Judge to Prohibit VW and Audi From Making Misleading Statements to Drivers

Keller Rohrback Investigates Oil Company Price Fixing

Keller Rohrback Asks Judge To Stop Misleading Communications

Volkswagen News From Around The Web

Volkswagen Help Center - Useful Links

KR attorney Dan Mensher discusses environmental impact of VW Dieselgate

Meet the Keller Rohrback Volkswagen Team

Keller Rohrback Advocates for Volkswagen Diesel Consumers Nationwide in Class Action