Matthew E. Stanek

Deputy County Counsel

Matthew Stanek joined the Office of the County Counsel in November of 2007 and works in the Workers’ Compensation unit.  His practice focuses on the litigation of workers’ compensation claims and appears at various District Offices, including San Jose, Oakland, Salinas and San Francisco.  He has served as a Judge Pro Tem at the San Jose Board.  He is a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law appointed by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  He has resolved hundreds of workers’ compensation cases through informal resolution, arbitration, or litigation.  He has represented both defendants and applicants during his career and very much enjoys representing the County.  

Matt’s professional expertise includes:

  • Litigation before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
  • Appellate litigation
  • Industrial disability retirements (San Jose police and fire)
  • Social security disability claims


  • Lincoln Law School San Jose, J.D., 1996
  • San Jose State University, B.A. with distinction, 1992

Prior Experience

  • Associate at Stanek & Boyle, San Jose (2002-2007)
  • Associate at Law Offices of Mullen & Filippi, San Jose (1997)

Professional Associations

  • Co-Chair, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation section, 2004-2005

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