Academic Director, Legal Clinics
Adjunct Professor of Law
Supervising Attorney, Veterans Legal Clinic
- JD, 2005, Duke University
- BA, 2002, Northwestern University
Professor Muth teaches in the area of veteran legal affairs and is the academic director of USD School of Law Legal Clinics as well as the supervising attorney for the Veterans Clinic.
Muth served as a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps where he worked primarily as a criminal defense attorney, handling a wide range of criminal matters, including high profile cases involving allegations of war crimes and mishandling of classified information. Muth also deployed for thirteen months to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After serving in the Marine Corps, Muth joined the litigation boutique firm of Godes & Preis, LLP in Irvine, Calif. His civil litigation practice focused on business litigation, contractual disputes and employment litigation.
Muth was named the Defense Counsel of the Year, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary, Western Judicial Circuit in 2008-09. He is admitted to the bar in both California and Illinois and is a VA accredited attorney. His professional memberships include the San Diego County Bar Association and the Veterans Bar Association, and he is a barrister in the Wallace Inn of Court. Muth also serves as a board member of the San Diego Veterans Coalition, a prominent local nonprofit veterans collaborative organization. Muth was the 2016 recipient of the Bernard E. Witkin Award for Excellence in Legal Education.