About Matt

Matt Strabone

Matt Strabone is a nonprofit and ethics attorney who owns his own law practice in San Diego. Matt gives legal and ethical advice to charities, other nonprofits, and public officials. His clients have included nationwide nonprofits dedicated to women's health and local charities committed to assisting our veterans. One particular highlight of Matt's career has been providing legal counsel to President Barack Obama.

Service to his community has always been a driving force in Matt's life. Matt currently serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Leadership Alliance, a nonprofit that trains civic-minded young professionals in our region to create positive change, and the North Park Community Association, a civic organization dedicated to community improvement. Matt is also an appointed member of the City of San Diego Parking Advisory Board, a member of the Holiday Bowl Committee, a partner of the Truman National Security Project, and an active participant in Sierra Club's San Diego chapter.

Matt received his bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Southern California. Prior to starting his own law practice, Matt was an attorney with Perkins Coie. In addition to practicing law, Matt is also a frequent commentator on issues of the day and has had editorial pieces published in U.S. News & World Report, The Hill, The Diplomat, the Georgetown Public Policy Review, and the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal.


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In the News: January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018: Voice of San Diego: Politics Report; County Assessor Feels Heat. Obscure Race, Real Challenger: Matt Strabone, the lawyer running for County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk against the incumbent, Ernie Dronenburg, got a backhanded compliment from one of Dronenburg’s staff members this week. “One our own is need of help. Ernie Dronenburg, Jr. – our Lincoln Club endorsed candidate for County Assessor/ Recorder/ Clerk – has a challenger that is real,” Marks wrote. He pointed to an article in Politico that discussed the race and a PAC that was supporting Strabone.
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In the News: November 15, 2017

  November 15, 2017: San Diego Free Press: County Elections Matter: Matt Strabone’s Campaign for Assessor/Recorder/Clerk. Meet Matt Strabone, the ‘viable non-appointed candidate’ and man with a plan to bring good government practices to the low profile county office that touches virtually every San Diegan. Candidate Strabone made local political radar with a record (for the office involved) $50,000 in contributions reported in June. Since then he’s racked up a hefty list of endorsements. In a recent interview, Strabone stressed his vision for good government, saying elected officials had an obligation to explain their services to any group willing to provide a forum, including non-profits, church, and area planning groups.
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