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Matthew Thomas Meade

Litigation Attorney at Great Falls, MT

5.0   8 reviews

About Matthew

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I was raised in Belgrade, Montana and graduated from Belgrade High School in 2006. In 2010 I graduated from the University of Montana with Honors. During my time at UM I served as the Captain of the University of Montana debate team. My love for persuasive advocacy pushed me to pursue a career in law.

I received my Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2013. Since then I've worked in a variety of practice areas, including personal injury, insurance defense, real estate transaction, wills and trusts, and several other areas. In 2017 I became the newest shareholder in the firm, which was subsequently renamed to Smith Oblander & Meade, P.C. In 2020 I was elected to serve as the incoming President for the Cascade County Bar Association for the year 2021. 

In my spare time I help coach CMR's debate team (Go Rustlers!) and volunteer on the Cascade County Law Clinic board.

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Licensed for 9 years
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/14/2022
State WA
Status Voluntarily Resigned
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Matthew

Smith Oblander & Meade, PC
104 2nd ST S.
Ste. 400
Great Falls, MT, 59401

Reviews

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Posted by Diane Jackson | July 23, 2022
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Posted by Kaleen | September 19, 2020
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Diminution of Value Claim
Matt was knowledgeable and helpful with a claim I had been fighting on my own for 6 year. It took him 1 week and 1 letter and the other lawyers closed their file and took no further action against me. Matt kept me informed about my options, his actions, and the entire process. I recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2019
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Phenomenal Attorney!
Matt was very understanding and listened to everything I said without prejudice. I can trust his judgement and guidance on what needs to be done to best handle my situation. Matt took on my case with confidence and had a resolution in under a month. I am very grateful for his assistance and would recommend his support to all friends and family.
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Posted by Justin & KayLa | July 22, 2017
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Highly Recommended!
Matt served as our legal counsel in a property damage case. From day one we knew our case was in good hands, because Matt is the perfect representation of what a lawyer should be. Anyone that has had the pleasure of meeting or working with Matt can see he is a man of integrity, very competent, and detail oriented. Matt is as a kind and approachable person, but can be tough, very intelligent, but up for a challenge, and is one of the hardest working professionals we have had the pleasure of working with. His genuine desire to go above and beyond for his clients is amazing. He is the type of person that takes time to assure his clients are informed of and understand what can often be a very confusing process. Matt has proven to be an invaluable asset, and we are fortunate to have had him on our team.
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Posted by Robert and Rayanne | June 30, 2017
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Quick Resolution with Contractor on New Home
We came to Matt for help in resolving issues with a contractor that wasn't completing the job they were hired to do on our new home. Matt was able to negotiate a quick resolution and release of funds for us to get our home finished by an outside contractor. During the process, Matt was thorough in explaining reasonable remedies and solutions, quick to return phone calls. He was great to deal with: knowledgeable, honest, ethical, personable. We have known Matt for a few years and know he is a man of integrity. We would highly recommend!
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Posted by Patricia | June 21, 2017
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Highly recommend his legal services!
Matt Meade's legal counsel came highly recommended to me by another (also highly recommended, by a co-worker) attorney I had called whose schedule was too full to take my auto accident injury. I had never sought legal counsel before. I did not know what to expect and I felt a little intimidated by the whole process, but I'm glad that I hired Matt to represent me. Matt is very personable, energetic, and upfront in his personality and tenacious and a "go-getter" in his professionalism. He worked hard to advocate on my behalf, he is detail-oriented, and he routinely spoke with me personally and updated me on the status of my case. If I called his office and he was not readily available, he always returned my calls shortly thereafter. He is an honest person and he doesn't sugar-coat anything. I knew every step of the way what to expect. I respect Matt Meade as a person and I respect his professional integrity. I would highly recommend Matt Meade to anyone looking for a good personal injury attorney. I can't thank him enough for his expertise in his field and due diligence in bringing my own personal situation to a successful outcome.
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Posted by Sara and Nate | September 28, 2015
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Matt Meade
Matt served as our leagal counsel in an insurance case stemming from a traumatic accident we were involved in. He was competant and honest from the beginning. He kept us aprised of our options and fully informed as to what actions he was taking on our behalf. He took the time to make sure we understood what was happening and helped us navigate the often confusing world of insurance litigation. Without a lawyer of Matt's caliber our situation could have turned out much differently. In short, Matt is the kind of guy you want on your side. He is a tenacious and effective representative and we would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Lil and Harold | April 4, 2015
Review for Attorney Matt Meade, Great Falls, Montana
Matt Meade has served as our legal counsel for about 1 1/2 years now. We were fist introduced to him via a long is distance real estate transaction that ended up in challenges that Matt expertly, and very quickly resolved for us. In addition he has proved invaluable responding to and researching usalbe, and problem solving answers to legal questions and/or dilemmas in our businesses. It can be a challenge in todays shaky and dishonest world to find such integrity, genuine honesty, humanness , and professionalism in a human. Matt represents the legal world, the firm he works with, and himself perfectly. If he doesn't have an answer right away, he will really go many extra miles for his clients to get the most comprehensive answers for you, including options and advise under the letter of the law. He is a kind man, but can be tough, and clever and smart enough to maneuver thru some of the toughest challenges needing resolution. We would highly recommend Matt Meade to represent you in your legal challenges; you will be not be disappointed to have this outstanding lawyer work for your and we are happy to have him on our team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-220 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Smith, Oblander & Meade, PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Smith Oblander, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal Research Assistant
  • Gonzaga Law School
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Eric Steven Law, P.S.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Extern
  • Spokane County Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Montana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, with honors
  • 2010

Associations

  • Cascade County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2020 - Present
  • Cascade County Law Clinic
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Montana Federal Credit Union
  • Associate Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • CMR Speech and Debate
  • Assistant Debate Coach
  • 2018 - Present
  • Eighth Judicial District Court Local Rules Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Cascade County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt works hard, is very smart, and fights for our clients. I'm proud he came to work for us."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Meade is a very knowledgeable attorney. We have consulted about personal injury issues several times and I am always impressed with his strong advocacy and dedication. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is dedicated and responsive, and really understands what it means to serve his clients. He approaches his cases with intelligence, professionalism, and most importantly, hard work. I endorse Matthew Meade."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Meade is extremely knowledgeable and an outstanding professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him as an attorney to anyone."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Friend
"I know Matt to be a competent and professional member of the legal community and endorse him as a peer and colleague."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Friend
"Matt is a very good friend of mine from law school. He is a disciplined and knowledgeable individual who cares deeply about getting things done efficiently and correctly."
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Personal injury
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Wills and living wills
Criminal defense

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Great Falls Litigation Lawyer Matthew Thomas Meade
Matthew Thomas Meade
Litigation Attorney
Great Falls, MT
Licensed for 9 years
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