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Scott K Matthews

Family Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    My goal is to facilitate divorce, support, and custody solutions as quickly and cheaply as possible for clients without giving up important rights or positions. I am a very good win-win negotiator.

    14 years, 200 cases

  2. Domestic violence

  3. Contracts and agreements
    In my previous career as a scientist, I worked with all parties in high-tech construction and research projects. I have done employment, construction, and boundary agreements and negotiations. I have done many settlement agreements in the landlord-tenant arena. I have experience setting up small business entities and nonprofits. I am interested in transactions as well as service agreements. I particularly seek smaller clients who want someone who is involved in many aspects of their business.

    14 years, 20 cases

  4. Landlord or tenant
    I will handle tenant or landlord representation, commercial or residential. I emphasize negotiated solutions without relinquishing any legal rights.

    14 years, 200 cases

Effective representation and reasonable prices. My firm handles divorce, same-sex and unmarried couples, child support and custody.  Domestic Violence. Landlord/tenant. 

My philosophy is to find the quickest route to a fair solution. I try to advise my clients on the realities of their situation, agree on an outcome they will be satisfied with, and then work hard to get that result for them. 

I have a pretty wide life background that I think adds value to my representation of clients. I have built fences, worked in mills, trained horses, been a hospital radiation safety technician, delivered coffee and doughnuts, taught computer programing in a community college, and managed construction of a detector system with an 80-ton magnet, a complex vacuum system, miles of cables and hundreds of electronics channels, among others.  I received my JD from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2009 and opened my practice in 2010. 

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Scott K. Matthews PLLC
710 W Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA, 98660

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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott is very knowledgeable, patient and available. He took time to understand my situation and to gather all the information needed to resolve my concerns. He managed the communication for the collection of the other parties personal belongings and the landlord aspect to this situation. He provided guidance and stayed the course through to resolution of my DVPO hearing. I appreciate Scott’s time, energy and availability throughout the process.
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Posted by Rita | August 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott was very easy to work with. He was always polite and explained the process easily. I never had an easier divorce!
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My boyfriend and I had been unsure of our tenants rights as we sort of "fell between the cracks". Not roommates anymore, so are we boarders? Tenants? Mr. Matthews helped immensely in putting us in the right track. Just a brief online consultation helped us to relax a bit and prepare for when we may need to hire him. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Shalina | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely Satisfied
I sought out assistance when I felt wronged by my former apartment complex and I was referred to Mr. Matthews and his practice. I couldn't have been placed in better hands. He took the time to hear me out and proved to be extremely knowledgeable and professional. The best part, however, was that he was very transparent with me throughout the whole process. I cannot express how invaluable his help was when I needed it most. Oh, and if he didn't do enough, he also made a point to work late knowing that my work schedule is extremely demanding and meeting with him during his actual office hours was impossible for me. I hope I never do get in a spot where I need his help again, but I know if I do I wouldn't consider going anywhere else.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive, experienced, and awesome!
Scott, went above and beyond the call of duty in my case. He met with me several times, put in long hours, took my calls, answered my emails and has the patience of a saint! He restored my faith in lawyers. I came to him by way of a free legal resource for tenants and even though I was not paying him, you would never know. I had recently had dealings with another "free" lawyer who could not be bothered to ever meet with me, let alone explain anything to me. Scott was the exact opposite! He took time to explain things to mem let me ask questions and never once treated me like I was worth less than any other client. I am so impressed with his skill and integrity that I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer. R.A.
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Posted by Rex | March 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Scott Matthews
The suit, tie, and flash, he saves for the courtroom. He's down to earth and takes the time to think about the correct course of action. Scott puts the clients and his job first. He's the absolute best. 10+ rating
Posted by Tami | March 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney I've ever had.
He went above and beyond my expectations. His intellect and foresight saved me from years of hassle and his timing was impeccable. I feel blessed to have found him.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Scott K. Matthews PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • 1998 - 2009


  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • George Washington University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1993


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyer's Program
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Scott
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is an excellent negotiator for his clients and works relentlessly to find a solution to their legal problems."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a very smart and hard-working attorney. He thinks outside of the box and is not afraid to take tricky cases. I have seen Scott go above and beyond for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Scott extensively in civil matters since I began practicing. Though he does not practice in my primary area, criminal defense, I routinely request his advice for his common-sense and real-world approach to complex legal issues."
Guardianship Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a good, talented, and smart lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is both a quality attorney and individual. I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Scott on landlord/tenant matters and have found him to be down to earth, communicative and a worthy advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together and I find Scott to be diligent, trustworthy, and smart."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a good guy who works hard for his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott really cares about his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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