Ian Mattoch has practiced law in Honolulu for more than thirty-five years with offices in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Waimea, Wailuku, and Lihue. After legally representing persons with traumatic brain injury and their family members, Ian became a member of the Brain Injury Association of America. He began to attend their annual seminars for attorneys. As an active board member and current president of the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii, Ian has supported the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii in various administrative and legal issues. There have been numerous projects developed and implemented under Ian's particpation on the Board such as the successful nurse/educator/advocacy program, the Hilo Survivor Support Group, the Caregiver Handbook, the HeadSmart Conference for teachers, and the design and planning of Hawaii's first Brain Injury Resource Center. Modeled after the Marin Brain Injury Network's Larkspur Center, the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii received funding last year to begin the first phase of this project. With the help of numerous individuals, the Brain Injury Resource Center's pilot program was an overwhelming success. Ian also serves on the State of Hawaii's Department of Heath's Neurotrauma Advisory Board. Over the years, Ian has sponsored world-renowned experts from NIH researchers to pediatric neuropsychologists from Melbourne, Australia to speak to Hawaii's medical and legal communities.
Ian limits the practice of his firm to personal injury law. He graduated from Punahou School in 1961, received his BA from Occidental College in 1965, and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1968. Mr. Mattoch is the former editor in chief of the Hawaii Bar Journal. He created and taught the Law and Society course at Punahou School for 22 years. He is listed in Martindale Hubbell with a superior rating from his peers and is included in Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In 2011 and 2012, Ian was named Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. In addition, Ian was listed in U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the 2013 Edition.
Ian is married to Judy, a marriage of over 35 years. They have four children, seven grandchildren, and a black lab named, "Kayla."