Matthew W. Cord

ajohnson5Matthew Cord is a Licensed Attorney in California and Oregon. He has over 19 years experience in all phases of litigation in both State and Federal Courts. Prior to joining Andrew Johnson’s office in Vista, California, Mr. Cord served as Civilian Counsel for the Department of the Navy, a Litigation Associate in Irvine, California, and a Deputy City Attorney in San Diego, California. Additionally, Mr. Cord served more than 20 years as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps in both active and reserve assignments.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody, Visitation and Parenting Plans
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Divorce Involving Closely-Held Business or Professional Practice
  • Post Decree Changes and Modifications
  • Paternity

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • Oregon, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2000


  • Business Law, University of Phoenix, 2012 – Present
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy, U.S. Naval Justice School, 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of General Counsel, Department of the Navy, Deputy Counsel, 2005 – 2012
  • San Diego City Attorney, Deputy City Attorney, 2001 – 2005


  • Phi Alpha Tau