Matthew T. Amaro

Matthew T. Amaro

Visalia, California
Matthew T. Amaro grew up in Visalia, California, where he attended Redwood High School.  He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A., 2002), where he was awarded a United Agribusiness League Scholarship Award, and was a member of the Dean’s List.  Mr. Amaro received his J.D. from the University of San Diego in 2010, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2011. 

After graduation from law school, Mr. Amaro worked in Orange County, California, with a firm specializing in estate planning, and business transactions and protection planning, and, later, with a firm specializing in trust and estate litigation and administration.  

Mr. Amaro returned to the Central Valley in 2015, where he continued practicing in his primary specialty area of trusts and estates, handling trust and estate litigation and administration, and additionally handled numerous civil litigation matters, and business transactions, at the law firm of Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP.  While working in Hanford, Mr. Amaro served as president of the Kings County Bar Association for two years before joining Ruddell, Stanton, Bixler, Mauritson & Evans, LLP, in June 2019.

Mr. Amaro continues to handle cases in the all areas of trusts and estates, including trust and probate administration, litigation and estate planning, as well as civil litigation, and transactional work for businesses. 

Mr. Amaro is a member of the Tulare County Bar Association, and currently serves as a board member of Habitat for Humanity for Tulare and Kings Counties.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2016


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: Merit Scholarship Award
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: American Literature

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Tulare County Bar Association, Member, 2019 – Present
  • Kings County Bar Association, Member, 2015 – 2019
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 2011 – 2015
  • Habitat for Humanity for Tulare and Kings Counties, Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Barth Calderon, LLP, Attorney, Orange, California
  • Phillip C. Lemmons, A.P.C./The Legacy Lawyers, P.C., Attorney, Fountain Valley, California
  • Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP, Attorney, Hanford, California