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Matthew T Russell, incredible reputation, integrity and dedicated attorney

Matthew T Russell, attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC, is dedicated to helping his clients get the results they need and want through the professional application of the law and the protections granted by the Constitution.  His areas of practice include personal injurycriminal defense and social security disability. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association; Oregon State Bar Association; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association; King and Snohomish County Bar Associations; and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. He earned his undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Clemson University and his J.D. degree with Honors from Hamline University School of Law, where he was ELS President and served on the Journal of Public Law & Policy. 


Matthew T Russell has received 2013’s Client’s Choice Award and commendations for his Pro Bono work throughout Washington.  Matthew T Russell makes his home in Snohomish County along with his wife and four children, spending his time with his family, on the School Board and coaching boys basketball.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    11 years, 700 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 23%
    11 years, 700 cases
  3. Social Security: 10%
    9 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    14 years, 3 thousand cases
  5. Wrongful Death: 7%
    9 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Andrew M McDonald

    Matthew Russell is an excellent advocate. He is personable and really cares about his clients. He is also a great mentor and always finds time to help the attorneys in his firm.


    Andrew McDonald Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Russell & Hill, PLLC, Everett Law Firm

EVERETT, WA, 98201

Russell & Hill, PLLC, Portland Law Firm


Russell & Hill, Vancouver Law Firm

4400 NE 77th Ave #275
Vancouver, WA, 98662

Russell & Hill, PLLC, Spokane Law Firm

1212 N Washington #122
Spokane, WA, 99201



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Excellence AwardUS Trade & Commerce Research Institute2014
Excellent Speaker Rating 5/5NBI2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA Board of Governors2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Journal of Public Law policy writer, Sr AssociateHamline University School of Law2000
Magna Cum Laude - Honors GraduateClemson University1996
Honor Society - memberPhi Kappa Phi-Clemson University1996
Honor Society - MemberGolden Key - Clemson University1996
Dean's ListClemson UniversityN/A
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar AssociationN/A
Dean's ListHamline University School of LawN/A
Phi Alpha Delta LawClemson UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRussell & Hill, PLLC2005 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Matthew T Russell2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Immaculate SchoolMock Trial Coach2015 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
American Association for JusticeReturning member by invite2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
United States District CourtMember2011 - Present
National Association of Disability RepresentativesMember2008 - 2012
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2002 - Present
Washington State Supreme CourtMember2001 - Present
Environmental Law SocietyPresident1998 - 1999
Hamline University School of LawStudent Board of Governors1997 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v MooreDismissed
In re KahlerMaximum benefits granted
City v AdamsDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business SeminarThe Search for Claim-Supporting Evidence2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Clemson UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Social Security Disability: From Start to FinishSocial Security Disability2014
Talk About CarsLegal Traffic Matters2011
Interviews with ExpertsHealth Matters2010
Interviews with ExpertsHealth Matters2009