Born in Bakersfield, California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Blado is a graduate of California Western School of Law. While at California Western, Mr. Blado studied Family Law and Community Property. During his third year of law school, Matthew was selected to serve as the judicial extern for the Honorable Nancy C. Oesterle.
While attending California Western, Mr. Blado was a founding member of the California Western School of Law Community Law Project which provided free legal assistance to poor and indigent members of the community. It was during this period that Mr. Blado was first exposed to the difficulties faced by families trying to maneuver through the Family Courts.
Mr. Blado has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law since graduating from law school. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Blado worked as an attorney for Gordon D. Cruse, APLC, a practice devoted exclusively to high-net worth and complex Family Law cases.
Mr. Blado is a Legal Specialist in Family Law certified by the California State Board of Legal Specialists.
Mr. Blado also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. During his time in college, Mr. Blado was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Mr. Blado is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Diego Family Law Bar Association.
Mr. Blado is a regular contributor to the San Diego Divorce Attorneys Blog, the official blog of Bickford Blado & Botros. Visit the blog to read more news about San Diego family law, written by the divorce attorneys at the firm.