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Matthew Erik Johnson

Matthew Erik Johnson

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, DUI & DWI, Probate, Estate Planning

About Me

When I graduated from law school, like many idealistic law students, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of the people I served.


I moved back to my home state of Washington from California in late 2010 to be with my family, nostalgic for the culture of the northwest. In California and then Washington, I worked in several different law firms in a surprisingly wide aray of practices. Like many attorneys, the law firms I worked for went the way of hourly billing and ignoring client contacts – making business more important than customer service.


I decided to do something different. An evolution. A firm geared toward top of the line service not found anywhere else in Washington, but with a major focus on customer service, community, and knowing the struggles and fears my clients go through. I’m a problem solver, and I’m here to save the day.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 75%
    1 year
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    5 years
  4. Probate: 5%
    4 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (20%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

79 total 

  • Richard James Symmes

    If you are in need of an estate planning attorney, don't hesitate to give Matthew a call. He provides great personal service and will make sure that you are taken care of.


    Richard Symmes Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeff Adrian Biddle

    In reviewing the answers that Mr. Johnson has posted on Avvo, it appears that he is a very knowledgeable and competent attorney. We both practice bankruptcy law and it appears that his counsel to the people on this site is very thoughtful and well written.


    Jeff Biddle Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Johnson Legal Group, PLLC

13751 Lake City Way N STE 106
Seattle, WA, 98125



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Pro Bono Award - IndividualKing County Bar Association2010
Business Law CertificateWestern State University College of Law2009
Deans ListWestern State University College of Law2008
Honor StudentWestern Washington University2005
Honor StudentWestern Washington University2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJohnson Legal Group, PLLC2012 - Present
AttorneySeabrook Law Offices, PLLC2011 - 2012
Legal InternPREMIER LAW2009 - 2009
Intern/AssociateBuddigan Law Firm2009 - 2011
Legal InternOrange County Supreme Court2008 - 2008
Legal InternHawthorn McCoy2007 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Snohomish County Bar Association, Young Lawyer DivisionTrustee2013 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationVolunteer Attorney2012 - Present
Seattle Rotary ClubMember2012 - Present
Lynwood Rotary ClubMember2012 - Present
East King County Bar Association, Trust and Estate SectionMember2012 - Present
Greater Seattle Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor/Mentee ProgramVolunteer Attorney2011 - 2012
King County Bar Association, Real Property SectionMember2011 - Present
King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionMember2011 - Present
YLD Community Outreach CommitteeFormer Executive Committee Member2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Beacon Hill Legal ClinicVolunteer Attorney2010 - Present
Marysville Rotary ClubMember2010 - 2011

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kayzoe Marketing LLC v. Pallington, LLCSettled - $30k plus expenses
Larson v. AlonzoDecided on Summary Judgment for Larson (our client)

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Publication NameTitleDate
eZineArticles.comHow Often Can I File Bankruptcy2012
eZineArticlesEstate Planning Mixed Family Trap: The Forgotten Child Trap2012
eZineArticlesBankruptcy: Can I Convert From Chapter 13 To Chapter 72012
eZineArticlesRetirement Accounts: What is the Difference Between a “Beneficiary” and a “Designated Beneficiary”2012
ezineArticlesDisadvantages of Bankruptcy2012
eZineArticlesThe Michael Jackson Parenting Fiasco2012
NW SidebarWhen Should I File Bankruptcy? 3 Factors To Consider2012
eZineArticlesA Case Study Of John Hunter And The Need to Update Wills2012
eZineArticlesCan I Get Rid of Student Loans Through Bankruptcy?2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Western Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Eastlake Law TipsEstate Planning Basics2012
Western State University Criminal Law ConferenceStrict Liability For Owning Wild Animals2009