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Matt Beaty

Family Attorney at Bellingham, WA

4.9   13 reviews

also known as Matthew C. Beaty

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matt

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LISTENING, EDUCATING, PLANNING, & INFORMING IS KEY TO A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MYSELF AND MY CLIENTS. MY # 1 GOAL IS TO HELP REDUCE OR ELIMINATE THEIR STRESS.

People come to me in a high state of stress. Often times they have been struggling for years to pay their debts. I take great care in explaining the entire bankruptcy process; from the pre-filing stage to the meeting of creditors. The upfront costs are explained which include attorney fees, filing fees and the counseling course fees. When meeting with a potential new client, my focus is to determine what is in their best interest. Sometimes there is no doubt filing for bankrutpcy protection is the right course of action. In other situations, filing a bankruptcy isn't really appropriate. The initial meeting with new clients usually lasts about an hour and by the end of that hour clients will often express a great sense of stress relief. This is why I enjoy the work I do.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

Location

Attorney at Law
1313 E. Maple St.
Suite 223
Bellingham, WA, 98225

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Chrissy | August 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Matthew was referred to my by a friend and I am very thankful that I got to work with him through my bankruptcy. He was very understanding and nonjudgmental. He took my situation seriously and guided me through out the process. It went smoothly and I would highly recommend Matthew Beatty
Posted by Ian | January 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt is a great lawyer and he made the process completely painless
I was very pleased with Matt Beaty. He handled my bankruptcy quickly and efficiently. The process was easy and I was able to get my debt discharged quickly. He is a very professional and competent lawyer, and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a bankruptcy lawyer. I was panicking about my debt and I had thought that the interest was going to spin out of control. I checked on bank loans, but it would have taken many years to pay off my debt. Matt was a lifesaver. He handled the whole process for me and he was very knowlegeable and reassuring. He did an excellent job.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
I filed bankruptcy and Matt did an excellent job! He was extremely knowledgeable, on time for appointments, returned my calls/emails promptly and affordable. Highly recommend.
Posted by Pamela | January 5, 2015
Fear no more
Had to file a chapter 7 bankruptcy and was scared to death. From the moment I was escorted into the conference room, I was made comfortable. Matt proceeded to explain the process in words I could understand. I gained confidence in what I had to do through his confidence. He kept me informed every step of the way. He allowed me to make payments for his fee as I was completely broke. He never asked me to pay more than I could each month. Most of all, he did not make me feel like I was a loser.
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Posted by Karen | August 29, 2014
I would highly recommend Mr. Beaty
I went to Mr. Beaty for a bankrupsty. He was very willing to help me and to give his advice. He kept in contact with me thorough emails. Kept me posted on times to meet, what he might need and was very willing to adjust his time to work with my time. Than I had some sudden deaths in my family which he was very understanding about. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by R&K | August 12, 2014
Educational Experience on Bankruptcy
We were treated with care, respect, dignity during a time of crisis's in our lives Kept very informed of the process and documentation along the way. All our question were answered in a timely fashion. We were not just another number, but shown direction and educated in the process. Exceptionally persistent to make sure everything is correct with no mistakes. Staff at the office is very professional and a pleasure to deal with.
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Posted by Paul | July 27, 2014
Great Law Services
Matt Beaty was very knowledgeable and efficient in the bankruptcy process we were going through. He always got back to me whenever I had a question. He followed up with me on missing items he needed for the case. He was very friendly. He made the whole process less intimidating. We saw in court many people who didn't have a lawyer and it seemed to us that they had many missing items and problems doing all the paperwork themselves. I highly recommend Matt!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
I would highly reccomend this lawyer!
I was very nervous asking for legal assistance, and Matt was very caring, and non-judgmental. He answered all of my many questions and I felt totally comfortable with the whole process.
Posted by JUNE | January 2, 2014
EXCELLENT HANDLING OF BANKRUPTCY
MATT WAS VERY HELPFUL, KIND, CURTOUS, INFORMED, PUNCTUAL ON ALL ACCOUNTS, VERY PROFESSIONAL, AND HANDLED EVERYTHING FOR ME. I ONLY HAD TO ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CASE AND PROVIDE THE DOCUMENTS HE REQUESTED AND HE DID EVERYTHING ELSE. WHAT A RELIEF. HE KEPT ME INFORMED AS TO WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND ACCOMPANIED ME TO COURT, MAKING ME FEEL AT EASE ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. HE WAS UPFRONT ABOUT FEES, NO HIDDEN SUPRISES. THANKS, MATT FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND MAKING THIS A SMOOTH UNSTRESSFUL EXPERIENCE. JUNE
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2013
The Best Lawyer every.
Matt was wonderful and very helpful. He was able to help my family at a very low cost comnparied to other Lawyer. I recommend him every time someone ask me who we went through. Thank you Matt
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2013
The Very Best
Matt did my bankruptcy. He took care of everything for me. He even went to court with me, & spoke for me. He took the most excellent care of my case. He stayed in communications w/ me. I recommend him to all my friends.
Posted by Bud | September 11, 2013
We'd go to bat for Matt
Matt handled our financial situation a couple of years ago. He covered preparation and proceedings with minimum hassle and worry on our part. He was all business with a friendly way about him. He was courteous; immediately responsive to our sometimes ignorant questions, and explained every step in detail. Let's face it, we like the guy and would recommend him highly. Bud and Laurel
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He gets the job done
Mr Beaty was soft spoken and down to earth. I provided him with the info he needed to help me and he kept me on task to get it done. He was readily available by email at any time and responded promptly. I would recommend his services to anyone seeking a good attorney who cares about his clients.
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Robert E. Beaty
  • 2002 - 2007

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Speaking Engagements

  • TRTCLE
  • Speech Interrogation Online Course CLE Attended
  • 2023
  • TRTCLE
  • First Amendments Rights CLE Online Course Attended
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Matt
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is thorough. He dedicates himself to finding answers and solutions. He follows up and completes matters promptly. I recommend Matt Beaty."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt
Bellingham Family Lawyer Matt Beaty
Matt Beaty
Family Attorney
Bellingham, WA
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available