Brown University, A.B. Honors in Environmental Studies, 1981
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, J.D., 1987
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
King County Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association; Washington State Association for Justice
Matthew N. Menzer has the requisite 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 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 received admission to the bar in California (1988), Hawaii (1990), and Washington (1992).
He has practiced law with prominent law firms in New York, Hawaii and Seattle, Washington. Before opening Menzer Law Firm in 2002, Matt was an associate with the Skadden Arps law firm in New York City, as associate with the Lowenthal, August & Graham from in Hawaii, and a partner with the Seattle litigation firm of McNaul Ebel Nawrot Helgren & Vance.
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 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 in the Seattle, Bellevue, and Everett areas of Washington.
Matt is also a Certified Settlement Guardian Ad Litem, King County, Washington.
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