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Matthew Gilbert Knopp

Matthew Gilbert Knopp

also known as Matt Knopp

About me

A life-long resident of Washington State, Matt attended the University of Washington where he studied Asian History and Mandarin Chinese. After being elected Phi Beta Kappa in his Junior year, he graduated magna cum laude and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the UW in 1979. For over 30 years, he has represented plaintiffs in claims involving personal injury and wrongful death, primarily in the areas of medical negligence, construction accidents, personal injury and product liability, including toxic substances and pharmaceuticals. In addition to extensive work on various committees of the State and King County Bar Associations, Matt has served on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) and is a former Chair of the Association’s Medical Negligence Section. He is also a past editor of the Association’s magazine, Trial News, and has been a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) since 1985. Matt enjoys speaking at legal seminars and has published on various litigation subjects in legal periodicals and journals. Matt is consistently ranked as a “Super Lawyer®” by Washington Law & Politics magazine. In his free time, Matt is something of an exercise nut, regularly running, biking and weightlifting, but what Matt enjoys most is spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also served for a number of years as a member and President of the Board of Olympic Ballet Theatre in Edmonds, WA where he has participated onstage in several productions. When he began in his profession years ago, Matt wanted to change the world. He soon discovered that what he can do best is help individuals. He derives his greatest satisfaction from doing just that-- helping one person at a time.


Practice areas


  1. Construction Accidents: 40%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 40%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%

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  • Kevin Coluccio

    I highly endorse Matt. Matt and I practiced law together for many years and he is both experienced and dedicated to his clients. Matt provides his clients with the best possible legal representation.


    Kevin Coluccio Brain Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    John Peick Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Peterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp

1501 4th Avenue Suite 2800
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer®Washington Law & Politics MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderPeterson Wampold Rosato Luna Knopp2012 - Present
ShareholderPeterson Young Putra, P.S.2000 - 2011
ShareholderMassong & Knopp, P.S.1997 - 2000
ShareholderSchroeter Goldmark & Bender, P.S.1985 - 1997
PartnerCasey Knopp & Wiley, P.S.1983 - 1985
AssociateBurns Schneiderman & Davis, P.S.1979 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Judicial Screening CommitteeMember2009 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationFee Arbitration Panel2001 - 2009
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard Member2000 - 2010
Washington State Association for JusticeEditor, Trial News2000 - 2002
Washington State Bar AssociationInter-Professional Committee1999 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationAdjunct Investigative Counsel1996 - 2009
Washington State Association for JusticeChair, Medical Negligence Section1995 - 1996
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1980 - Present
King County Medical Society/Bar Association Joint Medical-Legal CommitteeFormer MemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersConstruction Site Accident Litigation2005
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersWhy Your Best Friend Cannot Be Your Therapist2003
Washington Civil Trial and Evidence ManualFormer Testimony2002
WSTLA Automobile Accident Litigation DeskbookJury Instructions in Auto Cases2001
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersIOLTA Decision Highlights Underfunding of Legal Services2001
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersHeros and Villians, Money and Biomedical Research2001
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersSecrecy Orders and Confidentiality Agreements2000
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersAcknowledging Medical Mistakes -- The Key to Patient Safety2000
Trial News Washington State Trial LawyersCivil Trial Scheduling in Washington's Superior Courts1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of WashingtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mastering the Deposition: Critical Skills WorkshopDepositions of Experts2012
Successful Medical Malpractice SuitsUnderstanding Informed Consent and The Right To Die2006
Personal Injury In WashingtonWinning the Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Case2000
Swedish Medical Center Annual General Surgery Residency RetreatHow to Avoid Malpractice1999