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About Attorney Matt Menzer

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University
Brown University, A.B. Honors in Environmental Studies, 1981


Law School
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, J.D., 1987


Admitted
1988, California; 1990, Hawaii; 1992, Washington;

U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington; U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Claims (for Vaccination Claims)


Memberships
King County Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association; Washington State Association for Justice – Eagle Member Since; International Society of Primerus Law Firms & Primerus Personal Injury Institute


Biography
Matthew N. Menzer has the outstanding education and experience to offer superior legal representation to his clients. He graduated from Brown University (A.B., Honors 1981) and received his law degree in 1987 from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley (J.D., 1987). He served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Nina Gershon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (1987-1988) and the Honorable Alan C. Kay, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii (1989-1990).

He is admitted to practice law in the states of California (1988), Hawaii (1990), and Washington (1992).

Matt has practiced law with prominent law firms in New York, Hawaii and Seattle. Before opening Menzer Law Firm, PLLC in 2002, Matt was a partner with the Seattle litigation firm of McNaul Ebel Nawrot Helgren & Vance. Prior to that, he practiced with the Skadden Arps law firm in New York City, and Lowenthal, August & Graham in Hawaii.

Matt’s legal practice focuses on the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, guardianship, trust and estate litigation, and insurance law.

Matt is a frequent speaker in continuing legal education courses, including: personal injury and wrongful death litigation, civil procedure, guardianship litigation, and civil law and motion practice.

Matt has achieved the highest “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell since 2004. This rating is based upon the evaluations submitted by the firm’s peers. The “A” signifies the highest level of legal ability, and the “V” denotes “very high” adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

Matt has also earned the highest rating of “superb” by Avvo for his achievements in the legal field, and “Top Lawyer” by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Menzer Law Firm, PLLC primarily represents clients from all areas of western and eastern Washington, including the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, and Everett.

Matt is also a Certified Settlement Guardian Ad Litem, King County, Washington.


Speaking Engagements

“Personal Injury Law – from Start to Finish” in 2015 and 2016
“Auto Insurance Subrogation” in 2013
“Civil Procedure Update, Teter v. Deck” in 2012
“Guardianship Litigation in Washington” in 2006
“Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases” in 2002, 2003, & 2005
“Essential Motion Practice for Criminal Defense Lawyer” in 1997
“Why Choose Federal Court?” in 1993