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Matthew Tracey

Criminal defense Attorney at Eugene, OR

5.0   4 reviews

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About Matthew

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Matthew Tracey was born and raised in North Bend, Oregon. After graduating from North Bend High School, Matthew traveled to South Bend, Indiana, where he attended the University of Notre Dame. He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude.


Matthew then attended law school at University of Oregon. During law school, Matthew discovered a passion for courtroom litigation and sought numerous opportunities to gain experience while assisting low-income clientele. As a student, Matthew participated in the University’s Criminal Defense clinic, where he provided free legal representation to indigent clients facing prosecution. He spent his summer months volunteering as a legal intern with Southwestern Oregon Public Defense Services, where he conducted legal research for attorneys and earned more firsthand courtroom experience defending clients. Matthew further broadened his skills by serving as a research assistant for domestic violence and legal aid issues under Professor Merle Weiner.


After passing the bar exam, Matthew worked as a full-time staff attorney with Intermountain Public Defender in Pendleton, Oregon. He appeared in court almost daily in order to represent clients for misdemeanors, felonies, dependencies, delinquencies, mental commitments, probation violation hearings, and other criminal matters. Matthew met with nearly a dozen clients a day in Pendleton, including many individuals with special needs. He understands the value of respectful, responsive communication when counseling clients.  Matthew was lead attorney in over a dozen criminal trials, where he honed his skills as an effective public speaker.


Matthew began working as a contract attorney for Eugene Legal in November 2012, performing research for Divorce, Family Law, Corporate, Contract and Will/Estates cases.  He joined Eugene Legal as a full time associate attorney in March of 2013.

Licensed for 13 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Eugene Legal
245 E. 4th Avenue
Eugene, OR, 97401


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by carrie | July 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have been in a terrible state of injustice and Matt is helping me I am so thankful. We are winning!
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best!
I had no money and was terrified in being represented by a public defender aka public pretender. Man was I wrong. 4 Felonies & 4 Misdemeanors is what I was facing, 20 + years in prison. Matt fought for me and got all my charges dropped down to 1 Felony & 1 Misdemeanor, a total of 20 days in jail. I am still in shock about the results and completely grateful for his work and dedication. Thank you Matt, from the bottom of my heart. You did an outstanding job. You can represent me any day in Court.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2013
Recent experience with having my will written.
Mr. Tracey explained the process in terms I could understand. He was professional and easy to talk to. I felt that my legal needs were fully met and I will consult him again as future needs arise.
Posted by Shawn | July 17, 2013
Estate Litigation
Exceptional representation from Matthew Tracey; very attentive to our legal needs and kept us informed on every aspect of our case. Highly motivated to see our litigation through to the very end, providing outstanding advise and guidance; saved our Estate thousands of dollars due to his effective litigation and negotiation skills. Our requests for information were acted upon immediately with follow-up. Matthew is an extremely professional attorney that I would highly recommend and endorse no matter the subject matter.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 100-130 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Intermountain Public Defender
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Legal Assistant
  • Southwestern Oregon Public Defense Services
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Volunteer Student Attorney
  • Public Defender Services of Lane County
  • 2008 - 2008


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Tracey is a great criminal defense attorney who will strongly advocate for his clients' rights. He regularly negotiates with the DA's office to reduce charges for clients or takes them on in trial if the offer isn't to his clients' liking."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Friend
"Matt Tracey has extraordinary experience juggling giant caseloads of various complex criminal matters for the Pendleton public defenders office. He's exactly what you need in a great advocate: a dedicated and forthright professional while still being a friendly and relateable guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Matt Tracey is an excellent attorney. He works hard to ensure that his client's get the results they deserve. He truly cares about his client's and the outcome of their cases."

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Eugene Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Tracey
Matthew Tracey
Criminal defense Attorney
Eugene, OR
Licensed for 13 years