Matthew is a practical, results-driven attorney, helping businesses, non-profits, and individuals achieve favorable results both in and out of court. His wide-ranging experience encompasses business and regulatory disputes both between private parties and against government regulators and licensing entities. This includes breach of contract claims, employment litigation, property litigation, probate, estate, and trust litigation, insurance coverage issues, products liability, dram shop liability, timber trespass, personal injury, and more.

Matthew takes a broad view to his role as counselor. He is proud to be a valuable resource as works with his clients to determine the best path to achieve their goals, and then by vigorously pursuing those goals whether that be through negotiation, mediation, private arbitration, or litigation in state and federal courts.

Before practicing law, Matthew taught high school English in eastern Washington State. He is fluent in Spanish, and has traveled throughout Spain and Mexico. When not advocating for his clients, Matthew is constantly working at improving his already impressive culinary repertoire, and enjoying time with his wife and three children.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of Oregon
  • Board of Directors, Oregon Child Development Coalition
  • Chair, Multnomah Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee 2021-2022
  • Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section
  • Owen M. Panner Inn of Court

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Co-Presenter, “Complaint, Answers, and Pre-Answer Motions,” with Margaret E. Schroeder
    Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, January 2018 and 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Federal Civil Procedure: Crushing Pre-Trial Motion,s” with Hon. Stacie F. Beckerman and Margaret E. Schroeder
    Multnomah Bar Association, February 2019
  • Presenter, “Students’ Rights Under the U.S. Constitution”
    Delta High School, Pasco, WA, September 2016
  • Author, “Working Parents: Talking About Expectations and Priorities”
    OWLS Advance Sheet, Vol. 27, No. 1, Winter 2016
  • Author, “How Hard Do I Push?”
    Teacher Leader Stories: The Power of Case Methods, Corwin Press, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court of Washington (Eastern District)
  • U.S. District Court of Washington (Western District)
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Gonzaga University, B.A. (1999)
  • University of Washington, J.D., Order of Barristers (2012)

Languages

  • Spanish