Edith Matthai

Matthai portraitMs. Edith R. Matthai
Attorney at Law, Los Angeles

Membership: Voting, appointed by the State Bar Board of Trustees
Term Served: Sept 2010–Sept 2013 (term has expired)
Internal Committees: Executive and Planning Committee; Technology Committee

Council liaison to: Judicial Council Legal Services

Edith R. Matthai serves on the Judicial Council as one of four attorney members appointed by the State Bar Board of Trustees. Ms. Matthai pursues a private practice specializing in the defense of lawyers in malpractice actions, the defense of judges facing disciplinary actions, and business litigation. She has worked extensively to reform court administration, serving on many task forces and committees with representatives of the plaintiff and defense bars to improve rules and procedures.  She is a past president of the California Defense Counsel (2007) and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (2001).  She served as president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2005–2006) and the Los Angeles chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2008). She was named a member of the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California in 2008 and received the Champion of Justice award from Loyola Law School in 2006. She has served on the Judicial Council’s Advisory Committee on Civil Jury Instructions since 2007.  More >>