Matthew S. Crider

Estate Planning Attorney

Matthew Crider grew up in Texas but moved to California because he didn’t feel he was paying enough in taxes. OK, it was also because his wife, a California native, refused to move to Texas. But Matthew brought his Texas gentility with him to Cali, as people often say to him, “You’re too nice to be a lawyer!” Matthew has distinguished himself in the field of law in both Texas and California, where he’s licensed to practice. When he had a case go to the U.S. Supreme Court, it was rescheduled because another matter was deemed slightly more pressing – Bush v. Gore. Go figure! (The Crider name goes a long way, but it isn’t quite as powerful as the names Bush or Gore.)

What Matthew Does

Matthew loves his work at Crider Law Group because it requires forward-thinking and creativity to come up with the best possible solutions for his clients. His clients call Matthew “dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate.” At the firm, he provides a wide range of estate planning services, advising individuals and families how to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their financial assets. And he says there’s nothing more rewarding than helping people preserve their wealth through highly personalized and comprehensive estate planning.

He listens closely to his clients’ goals, dreams, and concerns so he can help them leave what they have, to whom they want, when they want, and in the way that they want.

Matthew regularly works with individuals, couples, seniors, young families with minor children, families with special needs children of all ages, entrepreneurs with business considerations, and established families.

Matthew's Community Involvement

Matthew frequently speaks to public and private groups on issues of estate planning, elder law, veterans’ benefits, Medi-Cal planning, and special needs planning. He’s active in the community as a member of WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, and the Sacramento Estate Planning Council. He is a commissioner on the Yolo County Commission on Aging and the City of Woodland Commission on Aging.

He’s accredited by the Department of Veteran Affairs to assist veterans in filing claims. He’s also a member of Rotary International (Davis, California Sunrise Rotary). In his spare time, Matthew loves to spend time with his wife and two young children.

He’s an adventurous and active sort, who loves camping, snow shoeing, and traveling – especially if the trip involves cycling. But since his kids are currently very little, the cycling travel is on hold until they’re a bit older. Then, those kids are in for a treat!


The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Business Administration

The University of Texas at Austin

Master in Professional Accounting

South Texas College of Law

Juris Doctor


Yolo County Bar Association

Member | 2012 – Present

Sacramento County Bar Association

Member | 2009 – Present

Placer County Bar Association

Treasurer | 2008 – 2012

Northern California Lawyer's Access

Vice-Chairperson | 2007 – 2012

Nevada County Bar Association

Member | 2007 – 2012

750 F Street, Suite 2
Davis, CA 95616

333 University Ave, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825

3017 Douglas Blvd, Ste 300
Roseville, CA 95616

288 Pearl Street
Monterey, CA 93940

San Antonio
18756 Stone Oak Pkwy, Ste 200
San Antonio, TX 78258

We operate on an appointment-only basis other than our Davis office.

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