Matt Koski

Matt Koski has devoted his career to protecting, strengthening, and vindicating the rights of employees.  He represents California workers in numerous types of cases, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblowing, and wrongful termination.


Before joining McGuinn, Hillsman & Palefsky, Matt was the Program Director for the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), a nationwide bar association of thousands of plaintiff-side employment lawyers.  In that position, he coordinated NELA’s Continuing Legal Education, Amicus, and Judicial Nominations Programs, as well as NELA’s advocacy efforts before various federal agencies.  He also has worked as a contract attorney for multiple plaintiff-side employment firms, where he gained practical experience litigating employment cases under both California and federal law.  Matt began his career as the NELA Institute’s first Paul H. Tobias Fellow, where he worked on projects related to access to justice, the misuse of summary judgment in federal employment cases, and improving discovery in employment cases in federal court.


Matt graduated with distinction from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.  In law school, he was the Articles Editor for the McGeorge Global Business and Development Law Journal and a member of the Roger Traynor Honor Society