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Matthew R Hansen

Matthew R Hansen

also known as Matt Hansen

Practice areas:

Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant

Matthew Hansen

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About Me

Matt is a partner and a member of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s Condemnation, Real Estate and Litigation Teams.  In connection with his active condemnation practice, Matt routinely advises and represents both municipal agencies and property owners regarding both substantive and procedural eminent domain law.  In addition to his substantial experience in condemnation law, Matt is also an active real estate litigator, representing and counseling clients in all aspects of commercial landlord-tenant law, including lease negotiations, disputes, workouts and unlawful detainer actions.


 


As a proven trial attorney, Matt has considerable experience representing clients in mediations, arbitrations and in trials, including a number of multi-week jury trials.  Matt has tried cases in King, Pierce and Snohomish County Superior Courts, and has successfully argued cases before the Washington State Court of Appeals.  Matt is a frequent speaker on legal issues involving eminent domain law and has served as author and editor for a number of state and national legal treatises on the topic.  Matt was named a "Super Lawyer" in 2014 and 2013 by Washington Super Lawyers Magazine, and a “Rising Star” for Eminent Domain Law in 2012 and 2010 by Washington Law & Politics Magazine.


 


Matt is the Immediate Past President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and serves as the Vice Chair on the IRWA’s International Ethics Committee.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
  3. Real Estate: 15%

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Contact Info

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

2801 Alaskan Way Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98121-1128

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200505/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyer - Eminent Domain LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer - Eminent Domain LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Open Door AwardGraham & Dunn PC2014
Mentor of the Year NomineeKing County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2013
Super Lawyer - Eminent Domain LawWashington Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising Star - Eminent Domain LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Professional of the YearInternational Right of Way Association - Puget Sound Chapter2011
Rising Star - Eminent Domain LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMiller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP2015 - Present
Shareholder / Board MemberGraham & Dunn, PC2012 - 2015
Associate AttorneyGraham & Dunn, PC2005 - 2011
Legal ExternSound Transit2004 - 2004
Legal InternGraham & Dunn, PC2002 - 2005
ParalegalGraham & Dunn, PC2000 - 2002
Program Coordinator/ParalegalKittitas County Vol. Legal Services1999 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Right of Way AssociationVice Chair International Ethics Committee2014 - Present
International Right of Way AssociationFormer International Director2012 - 2014
King County Bar Association, Housing Justice ProjectVolunteer Attorney2011 - Present
International Right of Way Association - Puget Sound ChapterImmediate Past President2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Tacoma Human Rights CommissionCommissioner2006 - 2007
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Eminent Domain Trial (6-Person Jury Trial)Petitioner's Verdict
Eminent Domain Trial (12-Person Jury Trial)Favorable Judgment for Petitioner
Eminent Domain Trial (12-Person Jury Trial)Favorable Judgment for Property Owner

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Real Property Desk Book Series (Editor)Eminent Domain Section2015
Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual (Co-Editor)Eminent Domain Section2015
Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual (Co-Editor)Eminent Domain Section2013
American Bar Association, Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use Committee (Section Editor)The Law of Eminent Domain (WA State Section)2011
Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual (Co-Editor)Eminent Domain Section2011
Nichols on Eminent Domain (Co-Editor)Damage to Separate Parcels: Unity of Use2011
Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual (Co-Editor)Eminent Domain Section2008
Nichols on Eminent Domain (Contributing Editor)Partial Takings: Calculation of Damages2007
American Bar Association, Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use Committee (Author)The Law of Eminent Domain (WA State Section)2006
Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual (Co-Editor)Eminent Domain Section2006
Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual (Co-Author)Eminent Domain Section2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Central Washington UniversityLaw & JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys Spring Conference (Vancouver)Condemnation Procedures for Cities2014
International Right of Way Association (Seattle)Legal Aspects of Easements2014
International Right of Way Association (Boise)Eminent Domain Law Basics of the Right of Way Professional2014
International Right of Way Association (Bellevue)An Introduction to Local Improvement Districts2014
5th Annual Issues In Eminent Domain (Seattle)Proportioning Among Impacted Parties and Owners2014
International Right of Way Association’s Spring Seminar (Bellevue)What You Need to Know About Right-of-Way Acquisition Projects2013
International Right of Way Association's Annual Education Conference (Charleston)The Rights of Railroad Reversion: Who's on First?2013
International Right of Way Association Region Forum (Boise)Skills of Expert Testimony2013
International Right of Way Association (Bellevue)Eminent Domain Law Basics of the Right of Way Professional2013
International Right of Way Association Annual International Education Conference (Seattle)Recent Developments in Alternative Dispute Resolution2012
International Right of Way Association (Seattle)Skills of Expert Testimony2012
International Right of Way Association (Anchorage)Skills of Expert Testimony2012
Appraisal Institute Fall Real Estate Conference (Seattle)Pretrial Motions in Limine: Don't Get Caught With Your Pants Down2012
ALI-ABA National Eminent Domain Conference (San Diego)Condemnation 101: Winning the High Ground with Fundamentals of Eminent Domain Valuation and Trial Practice2012
3rd Annual Issues In Eminent Domain (Seattle)Condemnation Procedure from A to Z2012
Bonneville Power Administration (Port Townsend)Legal Aspect of Easements2011
Appraisal Institute Fall Real Estate Conference (Seattle)Presenting and Defending Your Appraisal in Litigation2011
2nd Annual Issues in Eminent Domain (Seattle)The Interplay Between Impact Fees and Dedication in Condemnation2011
International Right of Way Association (Bellevue)Condemnation, Valuation, and Mock Trial2010
International Right of Way Association (Bellevue)Top 10 Things a Right-of-Way Agent Never Wants to Hear From a Property Owner2010
Tacoma Community College (Tacoma)Tenant Rights Under the Washington Residential Landlord-Tenant Act2007
International Right of Way Association (Seattle)Condemnation, Valuation, and Mock Trial2007