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Matt has practiced law in Washington since 2007, where he started as an associate attorney for a Spokane firm focusing in civil litigation. While practicing in Spokane, Matt provided litigation support for a six-week dental malpractice trial that resulted in a $15 million jury verdict for his client. While Matt no longer takes on malpractice clients, it is a point of pride for him being involved in such a milestone case early in his career.


 


Matt shifted his focus to family law in 2009, working for the Vancouver office of Stahancyk, Kent, & Hook, P.C. Matt’s calm demeanor and reasoned approach with clients has earned a reputation as an attorney who brings stability to an often chaotic practice. Matt continued his focus on providing family law services when he joined our firm in 2010. Matt has also expanded his practice since joining our firm to include estate planning services as his client base continues to grow.


 


Matt’s practice now focuses on providing high end representation for clients in family law cases, and estate planning services. By hiring Matt, you are ensuring that you will have an attorney who not only knows your case, but also knows the law, and will present your case to the court in the best possible light. You may not need an attorney like Matt in every case, but when you do, you will be thankful to have an attorney who is so dedicated to his clients and practice.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Child Custody: 25%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Family: 20%
    8 years
  4. Probate: 15%
  5. Estate Planning: 15%

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stefanie J Ellis

    I have worked with Matt in many different capacities. I find him to be intelligent, professional and a great advocate to his clients. I endorse this lawyer!

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    Stefanie Ellis Family Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Carolyn M Drew

510 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA, 98663-3357

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2015
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2014
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2013
Volunteer Lawyer of the YearClark County Volunteer Lawyers2012
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2012
Certificate of AppreciationClark County Volunteer Lawyers Program2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Carolyn M. Drew, PS2010 - Present
AttorneyStahancyk, Kent & Hook, PC2009 - 2010
AttorneyMary Schultz Law, PS2007 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clark County Volunteer Lawyers ProgramPresident2016 - Present
Clark County Volunteer LawyersBoard of Trustees2013 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Clark County Volunteer LawyersVice President2014 - 2016
Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2014 - 2015
Clark County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident2013 - 2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Gonzaga University School of LawPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Lawyers June CLESuccession Planning for Small Firms and Solo Practices2014