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Born and raised in South Florida, Matthew Kaminski received a degree in History from the University of Florida in 2006. He later earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Florida A&M College of Law in 2009. During his time in law school, Matthew Kaminski was proud to represent his college in Moot Court competition and through volunteer work with the college's VITA program.
Matthew Kaminski has been practicing law since passing the Florida Bar in 2009. He began working at a real estate litigation firm in Plantation, Florida. Mr. Kaminski participated in mediations and civil court practice (including judicial mortgage foreclosure, title actions, and evictions) all over the State of Florida. It was during his two years in practice at this firm where he met his wife.
In 2011, after his wife had accepted a directorship position in Seattle, Matthew Kaminski relocated to the Pacific Northwest and was admitted to the Washington State Bar later that same year. Mr. Kaminski went on to open his office in 2012 in the heart of Belltown at the historic Markham Building on 3rd Ave and Blanchard. In addition to providing quality and affordable legal services through his practice, he has chosen to give back to his new home, Seattle, by volunteering with the King County Bar association's Housing Justice Project and Kinship Care Solutions Project providing free services to Low-Income clients. Matthew Kaminski also proudly works with the Legal Voice, a women's rights group benefiting the State of Washington.
He has always felt that an attorney is measured by what he gives back to the community. Since settling down in the Pacific North West, he has volunteered with the King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project and Kinship Care Solutions Project providing free services to Low-Income clients. He has also taken pro bono cases through a Volunteer Legal Services program for more ongoing representation. He has proudly worked with and supported the Legal Voice, a women’s rights group benefiting the State of Washington, contributing to their self-help publications. When he is not in the office or court, he focuses his time puttering around in the kitchen. He has always been eager to test out a new recipe and incorporate whatever is popping up in my garden.
When Mr. Ashby invited him from Seattle to introduce him to his Family Law firm approach, one that merged a caring, client-centric approach with 21st century technology, Matt knew that this firm was ushering him in a new approach to family law and that he wanted to be a part of the Ashby firm “family.” The firm and he share the core belief that no one wins when two parents are pitted against each other, instead he has always striven to find collaborative solutions to difficult problems.
In March of 2019, Matthew Kaminski left Ashby Law to found Yakima Law with his colleague Brooke Barnes. Their goal was to return to the misison that had brought him out from Seattle and bring top-tier legal representation to Central Washington.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Advocates||2017|
|Managing Partner||Yakima Law, PLLC||2019 - Present|
|Senior Managing Attorney||Ashby Law PLLC||2016 - 2019|
|Attorney||Rao & Pierce, PLLC||2015 - 2016|
|Solo Practicioner||Matthew Kaminski, Attorney at Law||2012 - 2015|
|Associate||Garden City Group||2012 - 2013|
|Associate / Team Lead||Law Office Of David J. Stern||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Yakima Volunteer Attorney Services (VAS)||Board Member||2018 - Present|
|Sunrise Rotary Yakima||Member||2018 - Present|
|Yakima Chamber of Commerce||Member||2017 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)||Admitted||2014 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)||Admitted||2012 - Present|
|The National Advocates||Executive Committee Member||2017 - 2018|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2016 - 2018|
|Rainier Beach Community Club||Vice-President||2016 - 2016|
|Rainier Beach Community Club||Secretary||2015 - 2016|
|Legal Voice||Self-Help Committee Member||2012 - 2014|
|King County Bar Association||Housing Justice Project Volunteer Attorney||2012 - 2016|
|Legal Voice||Self-Help Committee Member||2011 - 2017|
|Legal Voice Handbook||Legal Voice Handbook for Washington Seniors (Contributor)||2016|
|National Bar Institute||Opening and Operating Attorney Client Trust Accounts - Common Oversights||2016|
|Legal Voice||Divorce and Future Retirement Benefits||2015|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Working with PDFs: Mastering Adobe and Supporting Your Mobile Law Office - What You Need to Practice Law on the Go||2015|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Tenant's Rights in Foreclosed Rental Units in Washington||2014|
|Florida A&M University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Ashby Law CLE||Mediation in Family Law||2019|
|Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals||Useful Discovery For Trial||2017|
|Going Paperless and Beyond: Attorney's Guide to a Mobile Law Practice||The Best Apps, Tools and Tricks for the Mobile Attorney Attorney Security Risks for Going Mobile||2017|
|Going Paperless & Beyond: Attorney's Guide to a Mobile Law Practice||The Best Apps, Tools and Tricks for the Mobile Attorney Attorney Security Risks for Going Mobile||2016|
|Attorney Client Trust Accounting: Top Mistakes (and how to Overcome Them)||Opening and Operating Attorney Client Trust Accounts - Common Oversights and Handling Problems with Attorney Fees and Fee Disputes||2016|
|Going Paperless and Beyond: Attorney's Guide to a Mobile Law Practice||Working with PDFs: Mastering Adobe and Supporting Your Mobile Law Office||2015|
|Brad Z. vs Wendy Z.||Wife granted property to maintain her business.|
|Marge H. vs Stephen H.||Protection orders consolidated and corrected.|
|Wendy C. v. Thomas H.||Settled in mediation|
|Gaston v. Hall||Protected a child from an abusive parent.|
|Linda S. v. Nick S.||Maintenance for ten years; equitable distribution based on proper accounting of joint business.|
|Patrick E. v. Jaimi E.||Adequate cause was denied for one child on revision prompting settlement.|
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