Matthew G Ball


4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94111-5994

United States of America

Matthew Ball is a litigation partner and business trial lawyer in K&L Gates’ San Francisco office. He focuses on class action defense and strategic commercial litigation for consumer-focused industries, such as homebuilders, consumer financial services, as well as makers of food, dietary supplements, and homeopathic remedies, among other consumer products. He also represents employers in wage and hour class actions, and plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation.

At times “strategic litigation” means finding the “silver bullet” argument that leads to a win on summary judgment, or to the defeat of class certification, or persuading the other side that a favorable settlement is in their best interests. Other times, when necessary, it means trying a case successfully to verdict. Mr. Ball has extensive experience resolving all types of legal issues in federal and state courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution settings.

Mr. Ball has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2010 to 2019, and has been peer rated in the Martindale Hubbell directory as AV® Preeminent™, the highest rating in ethical standards and legal ability.


  • B.S., University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (1992)
    (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • J.D., University of California Hastings College of the Law (1997)
    (magna cum laude; Thurston Society; Order of the Coif)


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