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Matt has practiced law in Washington since 2007, where he started as an associate attorney for a Spokane firm focusing in civil litigation. While practicing in Spokane, Matt provided litigation support for a six-week dental malpractice trial that resulted in a $15 million jury verdict for his client. While Matt no longer takes on malpractice clients, it is a point of pride for him being involved in such a milestone case early in his career.


Matt shifted his focus to family law in 2009, working for the Vancouver office of Stahancyk, Kent, & Hook, P.C. Matt’s calm demeanor and reasoned approach with clients has earned a reputation as an attorney who brings stability to an often chaotic practice. Matt continued his focus on providing family law services when he joined our firm in 2010. Matt has also expanded his practice since joining our firm to include estate planning services as his client base continues to grow.


Matt’s practice now focuses on providing high end representation for clients in family law cases, and estate planning services. By hiring Matt, you are ensuring that you will have an attorney who not only knows your case, but also knows the law, and will present your case to the court in the best possible light. You may not need an attorney like Matt in every case, but when you do, you will be thankful to have an attorney who is so dedicated to his clients and practice.


Practice Areas


  1. Child Custody: 25%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
  3. Family: 20%
    7 years
  4. Probate: 15%
  5. Estate Planning: 15%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Casey Sanders

    Matthew is an excellent advocate for his clients and always endeavoring to improve and perfect his knowledge of family law. I highly endorse him.


    Casey Sanders Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Torri

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Joseph Torri Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Carolyn M Drew

510 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA, 98663-3357



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2014
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2013
Volunteer Lawyer of the YearClark County Volunteer Lawyers2012
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2012
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Carolyn M. Drew, PS2010 - Present
AttorneyStahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC2009 - 2010
AttorneyMary Schultz Law, PS2007 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Clark County Volunteer LawyersVice President2014 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2014 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident2013 - 2014
Clark County Volunteer LawyersBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2009 - Present
U.S. District Court of Eastern WashingtonMember2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Vancouver Business JournalAddressing the need for affordable legal services2015
Vancouver Business JournalEvolving Business of Marijuana Under Initiative 5022014
Vancouver Business JournalResponding to a Civil Subpoena in Washington2014
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Gonzaga UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Young Lawyers June CLESuccession Planning for Small Firms and Solo Practices2014