Matthew Bourhis an attorney at BLG and the son of Ray Bourhis. He represents claimants in disability insurance, homeowners insurance and business insurance disputes. He is passionate about fighting for justice and helping policyholders achieve outstanding results. “The best part of my career is helping my clients. There is no better feeling than being a champion for them in their time of need. It means everything to me,” Bourhis says.
He frequently writes about insurance bad faith and has been published in the Daily Journal, LA Times and various other news outlets. Prior to joining Bourhis Law Group in 2017, Bourhis served the California Supreme Court, where he was responsible for habeas corpus petitions and death penalty cases. Prior to that, he served in the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins’ chambers in 2015. He is an active member of Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Bourhis contributes pro bono legal services to California disaster victims and participates in free legal aid clinics. He has appeared as an expert panelist on insurance and as a radio guest advising fire victims on homeowners and business insurance. He has served on the Board of Directors of Community Action Marin – the largest human services provider in Marin County – where he oversaw numerous programs to meet the emerging needs of low-income people, including childhood education, mental health and financial services.
“I have been fortunate to receive the gifts of education and leadership opportunities in my life. My family instilled me with a profound sense of responsibility and am so honored to help my clients navigate the most challenging times of their lives. When someone is disabled or has lost their home, insurance is often their last safety net. When that safety net fails, I am there to help – it’s a tremendous opportunity, I love what I do.”
Bourhis earned his J.D. from King Hall, University of California, Davis School of Law and his undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Boston University.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado