Guiding You Through The Divorce Process

Matthew W. Cord, Esq.

Matthew W. Cord, Esq.
  • Divorce Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody, Visitation and Parenting Plans
  • Child Support
  • Minor’s Counsel
  • Spousal Support
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Divorce Involving Closely-Held Business or Professional Practice
  • Post Decree Changes and Modifications
  • Expungement of Criminal Records & Re-sentencing


Matthew Cord is a Licensed Attorney in California and Oregon. He has over 25+ 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. 

Classes & Seminars

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

Past Positions

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


  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
    • 1994
  • Michigan State
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: International Relations & Economics
  • U.S. Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island
    • 1995
    • Honors: Honor Graduate

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • Oregon, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2000
  • Montana, 2017
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals, 1995
  • U.S. Military Circuit Courts, 1995

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Tau