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Emigrating from Japan in 1981, I was thoroughly convinced that life in the USA offered the values and virtue I so desired. After deciding to make America my home, I was able to start a construction company by 1984.   By 1986, I was building homes and since then I have been serving the company as president.  I have been involved with hundreds of projects and have an extensive hands-on knowledge of construction methods, processes, and the full range of governmental issues that too often implicate today's builders.  The company's main business has been land development and construction of new homes. 


If you are looking for a lawyer who has experience in fields other than the practice of law, you have found me.  I know the high and the low points of life and each turn of my life has made me more compassionate about people's hardship, more passionate about helping people and more understating of the nature of human beings.  I believe that this non-law related experience has made me a better lawyer. 


I am also a Real Estate Broker with twenty-five years of construction and land development experience. In the past I have been a mortgage broker and I have also originated residential and commercial loans.  I have an extensive knowledge of lending law and this experience has been very useful in negotiating short sales and loan modifications in today's adverse real estate market.


I am currently admitted as a member of the State Bar of California and the Washington State Bar.  I am fluent in Japanese: speaking, reading, and writing. 


Languages spoken: Japanese, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13: 50%
  2. Bankruptcy: 20%
  3. Chapter 7: 20%
  4. Immigration: 5%
  5. Chapter 11: 5%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christina Latta Henry

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt has been practicing bankruptcy for only a few years but he quickly risen to become one of the most caring and competent lawyers in the consumer bankruptcy bar. I regularly refer cases to him because I respect his concern for clients and diligent attention to their needs. Compared to many other bankruptcy attorneys, Matt is always looking out for the best interests even if it means he is fighting a battle just because it is the right thing to do. He recently took a case to completion because it was the ethical thing to do when most other attorneys would have left the client in the dust. When I see an attorney do this kind of work it needs to be endorsed, and so here goes.


    Christina Henry Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Iwama Law Firm

333 5th Ave S
Kent, WA, 98032

333 5th Ave S
Kent, WA, 98032-5763



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