Our Attorneys

Founding Attorney Christine Matus

Christine Matus was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and to the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in 1995. She graduated from Douglass College, Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1992.

In 1995 Ms. Matus graduated from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, at Touro College with a degree of Juris Doctor. While in law school, she served as Senior Staff of the International Law Review, received the Outstanding Service Award and the highest academic award for the Civil Rights law clinic.

Christine Matus is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a Board of Trustee of the Ocean County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association where she serves on its Advisory Panel.

Public Speaking & Publications

Ms. Matus has lectured to the public on various topics from special needs (estate) planning to real estate as well as to corporate organizations regarding non-profit rules and regulations.

She is a contributing editor to the Turning Point, a newsletter for the Filipino community in Ocean County. She has also co-authored articles on the topics of elder law Including “Nursing Home Bill of Rights” and “OBRA 1993 the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1993,” concerning long-term care for the elderly and disabled, published by the New York State Bar.

Public Service

Dedicated to public service, Christine Matus is an active mediator with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Special Civil Part, a volunteer for Caregivers, Inc., a Eucharistic Minister, Board Member of the Ocean County YMCA, and a member of the Central Ocean County Rotary.

Ms. Matus has served as General Counsel to Southern Cross Management, Inc. (www.southxcapital.com) and the Attorney Ethics and Disciplinary Board, District IIIA, 2006 -2010. She also has served as a Board of Director to the American Cancer Society, Ocean County Chapter, 1998.

Community

A strong believer in giving back to her community, Ms. Matus has been involved in several pro bono work projects. She has served as General Counsel to nonprofit organizations such as Mary’s Little Children, L.L.C. and Salatine Light Community, L.L.C.. She is also the legal advisor to the Filipino American Medical Society, Inc., the Philippine Nurses Association of Ocean County and the Filipino American Association of Ocean County, New Jersey, Inc.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1995
  • United States District Court of New Jersey, 1995

Education

  • J.D. Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 1995
  • B.A. Douglass College, Rutgers University, 1992
  • International Criminal Law and Ethics, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, July 1993

You can contact Ms. Matus by clicking HERE, or call the law firm at 732-281-0060 to set up a consultation.

Associate Attorney Colleen L. Clark, Esq

Colleen L. Clark is a member of the New Jersey and New York bars. Ms. Clark received her B.S. from Lehigh University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. Her practice focuses on special education matters; trust and estate law, including special needs planning and probate matters; guardianship; and complex real estate transactions.

Ms. Clark is a strong advocate for the rights of students who require special education programs. She helps families navigate their child’s educational rights under IDEA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA. Special needs advocacy often does not end there. Ms. Clark also helps protect the assets and governmental benefits of disabled individuals to ensure their current and long term needs are met.

Ms. Clark enjoys being a part of the Matus Law Group where the focus is on meeting the unique needs of our clients.