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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)


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 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. Learn More Here: http://menzerlaw.wpengine.com/highest-rating-martindale-hubbell/

Matt and the firm have been honored with admission as a Member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, and the Primerus Personal Injury Institute. Primerus is a highly selective society of the world’s finest independent boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the world’s most respected law firm societies, Primerus law firms are found throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as, Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited, annually, to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service. Learn More Here: http://www.primerus.com/ and http://www.primerus.com/injury/

Matt has been an Eagle Member of the Washington Association for Justice since 2006. Learn More Here: https://www.washingtonjustice.org/index.cfm?pg=eagleprogram

Matt has been named as one of America’s Top 100 Lawyers. Learn More Here: https://www.americastop100attorneys.com/mission-statement/ and https://www.americastop100attorneys.com/listing/matthew-n-menzer/)

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.

Matt also practices law in California and Hawaii. He is “Of Counsel” to the Federman Law Firm in San Luis Obispo, California https://www.federmanlawfirm.com/index.htm, and the firm of Lowenthal and
Lowenthal in Maui, Hawaii. Learn More Here: https://www.lowenthal-hawaii.com/

He is also “Of Counsel” to the Seattle law firm of KHBB Law http://www.khbblaw.com/people.htm

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

Awards & Recognitions


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