Mattice Law Offices

Mattice Law Offices

Firm in Solano County. Intelligent legal guidance

Firm Overview

Mattice Law Offices represent people of Solano Napa and Contra Costa County, California looking to resolve issues in their lives with intelligent legal guidance. Our law firm is located in Fairfield CA.

The firm concentrates its practice on several areas of the law:
-Family Law
-Personal Injury
-Unlawful Detainer - Landlords
-Wills, Trusts & Probate
-Business Law
-Civil Litigation
-Real Estate Law
-Estate Planning and Elder Law

Our family, business and personal injury attorneys practice law in order to help people maneuver through difficult situations-intact and without compromising their integrity. When you partner with Mattice Law Offices, you partner with lawyers committed to protecting your property, your family, and your financial interests.

Main Office

Main Office
547 Jefferson Street, Suite A
Fairfield, CA 94533



Personal Injury

Serving the Napa, Solano, and Contra Costa County areas

The Napa personal injury lawyers of Mattice Law Offices help accident & injury victims seek just compensation for their extensive losses. The firm offers free initial consultations for personal injury claims and serves Fairfield and the surrounding communities.

California auto accidents:
Mattice Law Offices understands that it is virtually impossible to avoid an auto accident. The incidents take place within a split second--leaving an unsuspecting driver little time to prepare. People are often left recovering from severe injuries and wondering how they can replace their car and pay for medical fees.

Our Solano County law firm firm represents those victims of spontaneous and serious collisions:

-Car accidents
-Trucking wrecks
-Motorcycle crashes
-Bicycle & pedestrian accidents

Mattice Law Office helps its clients understand the full extent of their damages and files a claim to help them recover a settlement. Our injury attorneys are tough negotiators determined to recover the maximum amount possible for their clients.

General accidents:
Unfortunately, general carelessness is the direct cause of many accidents that result in serious injuries and damages. These damages often have a debilitating and permanent effect on the surviving victims.

Mattice Law Offices represents many people victimized by careless accidents:

-Dog bites
-Slip & fall
-Burn accidents
-Poorly maintained equipment
-General safety hazards

Victims are entitled to collect damages for a serious injury caused by someone else's actions. Fight back against the injustice of an accident - seek the legal help of Mattice Law Offices to file a claim for your injuries. Read more about typical personal injuries with which our lawyers can assist you

Wrongful death:
Mattice Law Offices represent the surviving family members who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents across the state of California. The firm understands the terrible loss you have suffered and will help you seek refuge and justice in the law.

Our lawyers file wrongful death claims to help families secure resources that allow them to manage the burden of their loss:

-Deceased's lost wages and earning potential
-Medical fees associated with accident
-Residual psychological trauma
-Lost quality of life
-A financially stable future

Managing the tragic death of a loved one is not something victims should try to face alone. The personal injury lawyers at Mattice Law Offices protect a family's legal rights to claim resources that allow them to move forward with their lives.

Holly J. Mattice

Mattice Law Offices

Fairfield, CA Family Law and Personal Injury Attorney
Holly J. Mattice is the founder of Mattice Law Offices located in Fairfield, California. She has been serving the Solano, Napa, and Contra Costa Counties with quality legal services since 1989.

Ms. Mattice focuses a large part of her private practice on issues related to Family Law:

-Child custody
-Visitation rights
-Child support
-Divorce mediation

She is devoted to helping California families find legal pathways to resolve complicated family issues. She seeks to minimize emotional conflicts and focus her clients on preserving their relationships and financial interests.

Protecting Solano County from domestic violence:
Ms. Mattice has been an active on-call, domestic-violence telephone judge since 1994. A domestic-violence telephone judge has the authority to institute emergency restraining orders via telephone in matters of domestic violence.

The temporary provisions work to protect families from the threat of escalating violence.

Certified Family Law Specialist:
The State Bar of California considers Ms. Mattice a Certified Family Law Specialist. California Family Law Specialists are considered such for their proficiency and competency in the area of family law.

The program is designed to increase attorney competency. All specialists are subject to education, testing, and practicum requirements to obtain and maintain their titles.

Solano County Personal Injury lawyer:
In addition to her family law practice, Ms. Mattice represents residents of Solano, Napa, and Contra Costa Counties in other matters of civil law:

-Divorce Mediation
-Personal Injury

Ms. Mattice practices law to give people the legal resources that allow them to solve their problems. She approaches each client with the professional consistency of friendly service and the open-mindedness to explore their unique legal goals.

Admitted to Practice:
-State Bar of California, 1989
-California and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

-Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University, 1987
-Bachelor of Science, William Woods, 1977

Professional Affiliations:
-Solano County Bar Association
-State Bar of California
-The American Association of Justice
-Solano County Women Lawyers, 1991-1994
-Northern California Legal Assistance, Board of Directors, 1992-1994


Golden Gate University
Juris Doctorate, 1987

Miranda Lathrop Barber

Mattice Law Offices

Solano County Family Law attorney:
Ms. Barber focuses her practice on family law and is board certified as a Family Law Specialist through the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Barber represents clients on all issues related to dissolution of marriagw (divorce) and determination of parentage cases, including: custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. She also represents parties in domestic violence and civil harassment restraining order matters. Ms. Barber has experience in grandparent visitation cases under Family Code as well as both agreed upon and contested guardianship of the person cases brought under the Probate Code. Ms. Barber has received over 40 hours of training in mediation and offers mediation services as part of her practice. She has also completed training in collaborative divorce.

Ms. Barber has worked with the Solano County Court as a court appointed family law mediator, serves as a pro tem small claimsjudge, and previously served as an on-call pro tem domestic-violence judge prior to the court terminating that program. She also completed extensive training in representing children in 2008 and 2009 and served on the court's panel for appointment as minor's counsel from 2008-2010.

Ms. Barber has presented at local seminars on representing children and preparing juidgements in family law cases and is scheduled to present at the National Business Institute's Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish in Sacrameento in May 2012.

She is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar's Family Law Section, the Solano County Bar Association, and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

International law publication:
Ms. Barber also writes and researches on complex matters of the law. She is drawn to international issues and advocates for legal reform on a global scale:

"Reforming Criminal Justice in Russia: Progress Report for the Twenty-First Century," The Transnational Lawyer, Vol. 13, No. 2

California State Certified Family Law Specialist:
Ms. Barber has also been named a Certified Family Law Specialist in the State of California. Her work has set her apart as an attorney with notable proficiency and competency in the field of family law.

Admitted to Practice:
State Bar of California, 2001
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

-Juris Doctor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 2001
-Bachelor of Arts, Washington State University, 1997

Professional Affiliations:
-Solano County Bar Association
-State Bar of California


McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Juris Doctorate, 2001

Brian C. Tubis

Mattice Law Offices

Family Law Lawyer in Solano County:
Brian C. Tubis practices as an associate attorney with the Mattice Law Offices. He provides friendly and helpful guidance to help California families confront problems with knowledgeable legal strategies.

He concentrates his practice on several fields of California law:

-Family Law
-Wills & Trusts
-Probate & Other Estate Administration

Mr. Tubis' practice is devoted to helping families find solutions to legal problems at present and in anticipation of future complications. He meets with clients to evaluate matters now and discuss how they would like to see their situations improve.

Mr. Tubis represents clients throughout Solano, Napa, and Contra Costa Counties.

Certified Family Law Specialist:
The State Bar of California considers Mr. Tubis a Certified Family Law Specialist. California Family Law Specialists are considered such for their proficiency and competency in the area of family law. The program is designed to increase attorney competency. All specialists are subject to education, testing, and practicum requirements to obtain and maintain their certification.

Helping California families through divorce:
One of the most important facets of Mr. Tubis' legal representation is helping families through their divorce proceedings. He understands the difficulties divorce can present and focuses on positive transitions by minimizing emotional conflicts.

Legal protection for future generations:
Mr. Tubis handles a variety of legal matters that help clients plan for the division and dispersal of their property. He assists clients with the preparation of wills and trusts to ensure satisfactory distribution of their estate upon death.
He also represents families in California probate proceedings along with trust and other estate administration procedures with a special focus on guiding families through the process in an efficient manner.

Admitted to Practice:
State Bar of California, 2005

-Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, 2004
-Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Davis, 2000

Professional Affiliations:
-State Bar of California
-Solano County Bar Association
-Fairfield Main Street Association (Board of Directors 2011-present; Treasurer 2011-present)


University of the Pacific
Juris Doctorate, 2004

Charles B. Wood

Mattice Law Offices

Attorney Charles Wood is a new addition to the legal team at Mattice Law Offices. Mr. Wood is a seventeen year attorney, who has served as a Deputy District Attorney, Deputy County Counsel, and was with one of the leading Solano County Business, Real Estate and Estate law firms for nine years before coming to Mattice Law Offices in late 2009. In addition to nearly fifteen years as a government then a private practice attorney in Solano County, Mr. Wood practiced as a bilingual attorney for a general law firm in San Francisco, and was a successful real estate agent before attending law school. Mr. Wood grew up in Solano County, currently serves the community in several capacities, and is raising his children in the Fairfield-Suisun community.

Mr. Wood will now aggressively apply the Mattice Law Offices' client centered philosophy of allowing the client to choose his or her own unique legal goals, in this world of "cookie cutter" solutions, in the following practice areas:

General Civil Litigation: Representation of clients in all forms of civil litigations with emphasis on real estate, business and collection disputes, and estate and trust litigation.

Real Estate: Negotiations of purchase and sales agreements, leases, tax-deferred exchanges, and foreclosure solutions. Representation of individuals and institutions in litigation and negotiations involving real estate, including: breach of contract, construction defects, failure to disclose conditions, fraud, property tax reductions (including assessment appeals and reassessment issues), eminent domain, inverse condemnation, easements, covenants, conditions and restrictions. Representation of clients before public agencies in real estate development, zoning, and environmental compliance matters.

Trust, Probate and Will Contest Litigation: Representation of trustees, private fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contested estate litigation, including contested probate administrations, will contests and trust litigation. Mr. Wood assists elders and their families in seeing that wealth remains under the control or direction of those who accumulated the wealth.

Business and Commercial: Representation of parties in business disputes, including breach of contract, collection disputes and business litigation. Commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, formation of business entities, business entity dissolution and buyouts (including contested).

Land Use / Environmental Law: Representation of property owners, developers, neighbors, and neighborhood groups, in all matters of County and Municipal law with special emphasis on real estate development, land use, zoning, property rights, and local application of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Family Law: Representation of parties in dissolutions and post dissolution actions. Mr. Wood's unique business and real estate experience offers clients creative options in dissolutions where complex business and real estate assets pose challenges to a fair division.

-University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D.
-U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business, B.S.

Professional Memberships and Activities:
-State Bar of California, Solano County Bar Association
-La Raza Lawyers of Solano County
-Fairfield-Suisun Bass Reapers (Director of Public Relations, 2000-2005)
-Planning Commission, City of Fairfield (2004-____; Chair 2006-2007)
-Director, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce (term 2003-2006)
-Executive Board, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce (2005-2006)
-Chairman, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce Business Issues Committee (2006-____)
-Published Appellate Case: In re Richard C. (1998) 68 Cal.App,4th 1191


University of San Francisco School of Law
Juris Doctorate,

Cynthia M. Kairys

Mattice Law Offices

Family Law Attorney:
Cynthia Kairys obtained her juris doctor from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 1989. She graduated magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. During law school, she was nominated for best brief in the Moot Court competition. In addition, Ms. Kairys worked as a law clerk with the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office.

Ms. Kairys has been an attorney for over 22 years. She practiced criminal law at both the trial and appellate levels in Los Angeles County for seven years, before coming to Napa County in 1997. Ms. Kairys represented both adults and juveniles in all types of criminal matters, including homicides, drug offenses, assault and battery, domestic violence, driving under the influence, theft crimes, fraud, and sex crimes.

In addition to substantial knowledge of criminal procedure and trial work, Ms. Kairys has 14 years of experience handling criminal appellate cases. Before joining Mattice Law Offices, Ms. Kairys represented criminal defendants in numerous petitions for writ of habeas corpus, mandate, prohibition and review in the appellate courts.

Ms. Kairys brings her extensive trial and appellate experience to the team at Mattice Law Offices, where she focuses on family law. She represents residents of Solano, Napa, Contra Costa and Sonoma Counties to assure the best outcome during the emotional crisis that often accompanies a dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, annulment, paternity issues, grandparent rights and initiation and defense of both domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders. She is devoted to helping parents protect the best interests of their children in cases involving child custody and visitation. Ms. Kairys protects her clients financial interests in cases involving spousal support, child support, division of assets and debts (including valuation and allocation of assets), marital settlement, prenuptial and post-marital agreements. At Mattice Law Offices, Cynthia also focuses on representation of clients in modifications of existing orders, post-judgment modifications and at the appellate level.

Admitted to Practice Law:
State Bar of California, 1990

-Juris Doctor, Southwetern Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1989
-Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, 1986
Major: Psychology

Past Employers and Positions:
-Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender, 1989 to 1996
-Los Angeles County Alternate Deputy Public Defender, 1996 to 2011

Professional Affiliations:
-Solano County Bar Association
-Napa County Bar Association
-State Bar of California


Southwetern Law School, Los Angeles, California
Juris Doctorate, 1989