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Matt D. Ober, Esq.

Matt D. Ober, Esq., brings to Richardson Ober DeNichilo LLP over two decades of extensive experience in common interest development law, residential and commercial real estate litigation, construction contracts and defect claims recovery, and general corporate and business law. Ober presides over the Firm’s highly regarded community association law practice, providing full service representation to common interest developments throughout Southern California.

Ober has obtained an AV® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating, reflecting the height of professional excellence and recognition for the highest levels of skill and integrity. He is licensed to practice before all California State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Ninth District Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a member of the California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.

Ober is a recognized leader, noted author, featured speaker and faculty member on all facets of the community association industry. He is an active supporter of and contributor to the Community Association industry through both the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). Ober is a Fellow of the CAI National’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). He is a contributing author of CAI’s California Law Course for Common Interest Development Managers. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and served two terms as President of CAI’s local chapter serving the Greater Inland Empire. He is an inductee to the organization’s Hall of Fame; recipient of the Chapter’s President’s award; and recipient of the Outstanding Service Award. He is also Secretary of the Executive Committee and long-time delegate to CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee, a member of CAI’s National Faculty and a CACM Faculty member. On the National level, Ober received the “Rising Star” award from CAI at the its 2016 National Conference in Orlando, Florida.


  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • University of California At Los Angeles, B.A., Economics, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1987

Professional Affiliations

  • California Association of Community Managers
  • Fellow, College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Los Angeles Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1992
  • California Legislative Action Committee, Delegate
  • Community Associations institute, National Faculty Member
  • California Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Pasadena Bar Association

Honors, Awards and Positions Held

  • Government and Public Affairs Committee, Community Associations Institute
  • Board of Governors, CAI College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Secretary, California Legislative Action Committee, CAI
  • Southwestern University Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors and Vice-President, 1998-2001; President, 2001-2002 
  • Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation, Vice President and Philanthropy Chair, 2001-2002 
  • City of Whittier Parks and Recreation Department, Commissioner, 2002-2010 
  • Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, President, 2011-2013
  • Community Associations Institute, Chapter's Presidents Award 
  • Community Associations Institute, Outstanding Service Award, 2002 
  • Community Associations Institute, Hall of Fame Inductee, 2003 
  • Community Associations Institute, President, Greater Inland Empire, 2001, 2004 
  • Community Associations Institute, President, Greater Los Angeles, 2013, 2014

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