Matthew Bently

My wide range of experience includes criminal defense as a private attorney, being Deputy County Counsel for Colusa County, and both teaching law and serving as counsel at California State University Chico, all of which serve me well in providing the best defense possible for each of my clients. I am very involved in youth sports in Chico, having been a manager and coach for nine different youth teams. Bi-lingual services: Spanish and English.


  • Cal Northern School of Law, Juris Dotorate
  • California Lawyers Associate, Revised Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Taught Justice System Administration at CSU, Chico
  • Consultant for the Town Hall Meeting on Legalization of Marijuana
  • Guest Lecturer on Domestic Violence, Recidivism and Criminal Conduct
  • Winner of the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence

Professional and Academic Affiliations:

  • California Bar Association
  • Butte County Bar Association
  • ARC of Butte County Board of Directors
  • National Federation of Paralegal Association
  • Chico Noon Exchange Club
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice