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Matthew N. Menzer

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.8   21 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

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About Matthew

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Matt Menzer is an award-winning attorney who combines his large law firm experience with personalized service to deliver exemplary results //

Matt has represented individuals in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, elder abuse, and wrongful death cases for more than 30 years, learning the finer points of personal injury law and trial practice at national and regional firms. He established Menzer Law Firm in 2002 to provide specialized legal representation in a boutique firm environment, where Matt and his team personally see each case through to a successful conclusion.

Matt’s deep experience extends to all phases of the litigation process, from case investigation, to complex discovery and pretrial motions, trial, and settlement. Additionally, Matt is one of only four attorneys in Washington state and Hawaii admitted and qualified as an attorney and counselor of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to represent people injured by certain vaccines.

In addition to his clients, members of the bar and the judiciary have recognized Matt’s passion for justice and excellence. Matt has received four 10.0 "Superb" peer review ratings through Avvo, and the highest rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell, a facilitator of a peer review ratings that fall into two categories, legal ability and general ethical standards.

Menzer Law Firm is also a member of Primerus, an international society of the world’s finest independent boutique law firms, and is the only personal injury law firm in Washington state selected by Primerus to join its society. Matt is admitted to practice law in the states of Washington, California and Hawaii.

He is a graduate of Brown University (A.B., Honors) and the U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

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Licensed for 34 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 09/20/2022
State HI
Status Active
Acquired 1990
Updated 09/22/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Menzer Law Firm, PLLC
Menzer Law Firm, PLLC
2145 Kaohu St. Suite 203A
Wailuku, HI, 96713
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4.8 / 5.0
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Matthew received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by John | July 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent support with my medical malpractice case
I worked with Matt Menzer on my medical malpractice case. Matt demonstrated a deep level of expertise in this area. He went above and beyond to help me. He always explained everything he was doing along the way. I appreciate Matt's thoughtful and thorough approach. Thanks!
Posted by Angela | February 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An All Around Great Experience
From the moment Attorney Menzer took my case — auto accident, medical and other costs pursued by the other driver — I felt that I was in good hands. He was professional and pleasant, knowledgeable so that I knew from the start what the likely outcome would be as well as the appropriate paths that would be taken to reach that outcome. He did not need to spend a lot of time on my case because he knew what he was doing and was, therefore, extremely effective (successfully encouraging my insurance company to agree to settle for my maximum insured amount — the company was threatening to push for much less, possibly landing the case in court). He is honest, direct, courteous, efficient, and reliable. I couldn’t have asked for better legal representation.
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Posted by Ann | April 30, 2020
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BEST of the best
We had a complicated case concerning a nursing home, so we went to several lawyers concerning this case. We were not impressed by any of them. Not until we met Matt Menzer that we knew instantly that he was the cream of the crop. He was by far the best!! Matt was extraordinarily intelligent, extremely knowledgeable, and also very likable. He was a good listener, communicator, and he explained things in a way that we could grasp and understand. He and his team always treated us with the utmost respect when we asked our many questions and talked with them on the phone. Matt was able to absorb and comprehend large amounts of information that we gave him concerning the nursing home issues. He was able to summarize all this information into something manageable that we could understand. His compassion, empathy, and thoughtfulness was so appreciated. We liked the way Matt gave us options and the best approach to take in order to achieve the best outcome. We were more than happy with the amount awarded. Thank you Matt Menzer for delivering a professional and positive experience. You are truly the BEST of the best!! I would highly recommend you in a second!!’ Ann and family
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Posted by Tina | May 15, 2019
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Highly recommended!
Matt and his team are outstanding! When dealing with our case you could truly tell he cared and showed true compassion. Matt did everything he could to help us and go above and beyond. He had faith in our case and was extremely knowledgeable on what he was doing. I will recommend him to everyone I know whoever needs a top notch lawyer.
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Posted by Schquay | May 14, 2019
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Best in Seattle
I came to Matthew and JohnDavid after recently firing a PI attorney who neglected me after 8 months. I knew the new lawyer that I worked with needed to provided me with knowledge and experience (20 plus years)about PI as well as someone who could be friendly and understanding. Someone who would return my calls, and someone willing to fight for my injuries and my future. Dealing with and injury and everything that comes with it, its not easy( from your home life to your work life). Your lawyer needs to be friendly, diligent, willing to listen and will take charge. JohnDavid and Matthew exceed my expectation and beyond. Not only did I have the best PI lawyers in Seattle, they also made me feel like family and got my case taken care of. Kudos to them, and if your looking for a lawyer know that you hit the jackpot with JohnDavid and Matthew.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2019
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Incredible lawyer
Matt Menzer brings an incredible degree of detail and professionalism to the cases that he handles for his client. He clearly thinks through all the nuances of the law, anticipates what the prosecution and judge will be looking for and seeks to guide each client with clarity and precision. Although he is very intelligent and well versed in the practice of law, he maintains the utmost kindness and respect for his clients. He is a gentleman in every way. I was thoroughly impressed by the amount of research he put into our case. He is very knowledgeable and as a client you can rest in the fact that he has explored every angle and detail and will be fully prepared to represent you. He also has an impressive list of contacts that he can call on for expertise in other areas. All in all I was extremely satisfied with his handling of our case and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Rick | March 27, 2019
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Responsive, supportive and smart counsel
The timeliness and quality of his work is unsurpassed. He quickly grasped my needs and over the course of a few weeks gave my wife and I excellent support and guidance. After 45 years of working with legal counsel over the course of my career, I have no hesitation recommending him.
Posted by Jenni | February 20, 2019
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Trusted attorney for over 25 years...
Mr Menzer is a good lawyer. I think a good lawyer should understand the client’s need and fight a long legal journey together. Mr Menzer is patience, caring, and always provided excellent service. He demonstrated personal attention to all details and excel at court room. Our family trusted Mr Menzer’s legal service over 25 years.
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Posted by Donna | February 19, 2019
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Wrongful death case
I was very impressed how thorough he was in preparing for our wrongful death case. He made a bad situation much more bearable by his compassion and professional ism. I would hire him again.
Posted by Jon | February 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding
A friend recommended Matt Menzer to me after my mother was injured in a car accident, and the insurance company wasn’t offering her much. Matt fought for her, and got her a much better deal. Not only that, but this was a terrible time for her, and he made the process as easy on her as it could be. Because of Matt and his associates, she could focus on her medical issues, not her legal issues. I couldn’t ask for more. I hope my family never needs services like these again, but if we do, Matt will be my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2019
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Excellent lawyer
Matt has helped my husband and I for 3 years after a horrible motorcycle accident. He actually cares how you’re feeling and is very patient! Him and his team are always there to answer questions and are very prompt at getting back to you via text, email or call.
Posted by Tara | February 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Our case involved the death of my mother and long term impact to my own health. We were fighting against three of the largest insurance companies in the country. Our original lawyer was clearly being outsmarted by the insurance companies' attorney and the emotional and financial toll we faced during the years long legal process was challenging and difficult. We began to believe that we would never see a just outcome when a friend referred us to Mr. Menzer. After submitting our documents to Mr. Menzer to review, we had a phone consultation. From the initial conversation with Mr. Menzer, we felt that he had a keen understanding of the case, and genuine concern about our situation. Once Mr. Menzer began representing us against the insurance companies legal team, we began to believe the harrowing experience would end in our favor. We were confident in his knowledge and experience, and we were comforted by his genuine empathy. It was a long, arduous case, and if not for Mr. Menzers expertise, commitment and skill as an attorney we would not have prevailed. If not for his compassion and empathy as a person, we would not have been able to endure the long legal process with it's emotional toll and personal challenges. We will always be grateful to Mr. Menzer, and recommend him to anyone needing a legal warrior with a caring soul.
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Posted by Mark | January 20, 2019
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Matt Menzer is an outstanding lawyer. I call him not only my lawyer but my friend. He helped me to obtain a successful dental injury award settlement. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an outstanding lawyer that they can trust.
Posted by Marion | January 17, 2019
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Outstanding Legal Counsel
I was in need of personal injury legal representation after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The insurance company representing the individual that hit me was challenging and difficult to work with. Menzer Law Firm was highly recommended to me. Their experience, professionalism, honesty and guidance are beyond compare. Matt and JohnDavid explained things to me in detail, making complicated things simple to understand, they made me feel at ease and supported. They were helpful, considerate, keeping me informed every step of the way, always readily available for questions and concerns. With their vast knowledge and experience I am grateful to have had them represent me. As Menzer Law Firm was highly recommended to me, I now in turn very highly recommend them.
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Posted by Doug | January 17, 2019
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Personal Injury Lawsuit
I consulted, hired and enjoyed a successful result in regard to a personal injury issue of my mother. It was trying, difficult for me to lose her due to avoidable injury. Matt was caring and very organized and professional. I would hire him again if necessary.
Posted by The Jastrzemski family | December 29, 2018
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Menzer Law Firm: Our highest Recommendation
Our case was a complex and involved injury case involving our son. Despite its difficulty, Matt agreed to take it on because he knew we had been wronged and he wanted to see justice prevail for our family. We spent hundreds of hours with Matt on the phone, Skype and in person and we got to know him personally as well as professionally. Matt is compassionate, caring, ethical, thorough and a hard worker. He left "no stone unturned" to ensure we were fully compensated. Matt made a very difficult situation for our family a little easier. He is a star! We recommend Menzer Law Firm with the highest of recommendations.
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Posted by Fritz | December 8, 2018
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Excellent Help and Advice
Mr. Menzer represented me in a civil suit. He came recommended from a Seattle area prosecutor as a very experienced, good and fair lawyer. This is absolutely true. Mr. Menzer has the "big time" experience, but working with him feels personal. I definitely felt he was there for me as a person and had my best interests both in the outcome of the case and personally. Throughout our work, Mr. Menzer strived to keep the rhetoric with the other party on an even keel, not exacerbating or escalating emotional or legal drama and did an excellent job educating me as needed in legal definitions and concepts as well as preparing me for testimony. I definitely recommend looking at Matt and his firm for your legal needs.
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Posted by Nate | November 30, 2018
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Highly Recommended
Matt and his team were quick to review our case and provide recommended actions. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again down the road, should the need arise. Matt is an excellent advocate to his clients and is truly invested in finding the best outcome for those he represents.
Posted by Bethany | November 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Menzer Law Firm: professional, caring, determined, successful negotiators.
Matthew Menzer and team provided the best care I could have hoped for during the process of negotiating a settlement from a slip and fall injury. The process was long (not on their part) and throughout it all, their commitment to handling my case with ease and professionalism was unwavering. They took care of everything, including negotiating with multiple insurance companies, with only one trip to their offices. The settlement reached was successful and more than I had hoped for. I wholeheartedly recommend the services of Menzer Law Firm.
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Posted by Michelle | November 19, 2018
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Five Star Service
Mr. Menzer represented me in a highly complicated auto collision in which I was seriously injured. His highly competent staff was efficient and took care of everything. I was extremely pleased with a maximum outcome with minimum stress due to their excellent representation. Highly, highly recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Menzer Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • McNaul Ebel Nawrot Helgren, PLLC
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Culp, Guterson & Grader
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Lowenthal, August & Graham (Hawaii)
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, Honolulu, Hawaii, Honorable Alan C. Kay
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States Judge Magistrate, Southern District of New York, Honorable Nina Gershon
  • 1987 - 1988
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Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1987
  • Brown University
  • A.B.
  • 1981

Associations

  • Maui County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 1995 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Pro Bono Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Subrogation Challenges
  • Subrogation Claims in Automobile Cases
  • 2013
  • Tort Law: A Year of Significant Change
  • Civil Procedure Update
  • 2012
  • Litigation Of Estates, Trusts And Guardianships in Washington
  • Guardianship Litigation
  • 2006
  • Successful Handling Of Wrongful Death Cases in Washington
  • Maximizing the Recovery - Damages Issues in Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
  • 2005
  • Successful Handling Of Wrongful Death Cases in Washington
  • Maximizing the Recovery - Damages Issues in Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
  • 2003
  • Maximizing the Recovery - Damages Issues in Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
  • Maximizing the Recovery
  • 2002
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Essential Motion Practice for Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • 1997
  • "Why Choose Federal Court?"
  • Exclusive and Concurrent Jurisdiction
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He is experienced, compassionate, and professional when it comes to representing his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as we worked together on a complicated personal injury matter. Matt deftly handled the claim. It was not an easy case and with his help his client achieved an exemplary result."
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Seattle Personal injury Lawyer Matthew N. Menzer
Matthew N. Menzer
Personal injury Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available