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Matt believes that problem solving is best achieved through a clear understanding of all sides of a dispute. Whether a case is headed to trial or early resolution, Matt uses this understanding to design pragmatic strategies that keep his clients’ interests at the forefront.

Matt focuses his practice on business litigation, as well as professional liability defense, real estate, and securities. He has represented professionals, hospitals, emerging companies, and national retailers in the defense of multi-million dollar claims.  

His experience reaches all stages of litigation, including jury trials, arbitration, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and appeals in state and federal court. Matt is also a speaker and author of publications covering a variety of litigation-related topics.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
    • Former Publications Liaison for Professional Liability Practice Group
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, Washington County Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, 2017-present
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Disability Rights Oregon, 2013-2016
  • Representative, Forest Park Elementary Site Council, 2014-2015
  • Coach, Portland Youth Soccer Association, 2013-2015



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Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances

  • “Complaints, Answers, and Motions to Dismiss: A Practical Guide to Effective Pleading Practice,” Multnomah Bar Association CLE Seminar, Co-Presenter 
    Portland, OR, 9.15.16


  • Oregon
    U.S. District Court,  District of Oregon
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 2005

  • Outstanding Appellate Brief
  • Dean's Fellowship for Excellence Scholarship
  • Pro Bono Honors Award
  • Outstanding Client Advocacy Award

University of Southern California, M.P.W., 2000

University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A. with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

Honors | Recognitions

  • Portland Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Runners Up List – 2014
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