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Matthew Robert Kaminski

Divorce and separation Attorney at Yakima, WA

4.9   58 reviews

also known as Matthew Kaminski

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 12 years
    Florida - FL 14 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Matthew

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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. 

 

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Location

Yakima Law, PLLC
212. N. Naches Ave
Yakima, WA, 98901

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  58 customer reviews
Posted by Alejandra | October 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
RESTORED MY LIFE
I wanna thank both Mathew Kaminski and Nina Rodriguez for restoring my life and helping me regain full custody of my children. I had been struggling for 2 years with different law firms who misguided me and took my money. Not Mathew as soon as I hired him within 2 months Nina and him were very responsive and immediately took very good care of me. I really recommend anyone out there, especially single mothers please go with Mathew Kaminski and Nina Rodriguez. They will change you life!!! Can't thank them enough.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2022
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Truly care for their customers
This has been my second time that I have hired this lawyer Matt Kaminski along with his paralegal Nina Rodriguez. My experience with them has truly been a blessing and I can honestly say they are loyal and really care for their customers. Matt and Nina go beyond expectations and truly try to be honest as they can on situations and reply as fast as they can when something unexpected happens. I have not had one bad experience with them and my outcomes have been amazing and I will continue coming back for any other needs. Thanks Matt and Nina for loving what you do and being a big help for one such as myself.
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Posted by Sierra | January 30, 2022
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Thank You So Much
Matthew and Nina made my son's adoption so much easier!! I waited 2 years to get it finalized with a different lawyers office. But with them within six months they made it happen! Nina helped make it easy for me to understand what my steps were. I highly recommend Matthew and Nina! Thank you guys so much.
Posted by Maribel Reyna | August 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Thank you for taking our adoption case, it was a fast process and I highly recommend Matthew Kaminski and his assistant Nina Rodriguez who answered all of our questions and helped us in any way they could.
Posted by Salvador | August 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied Client
Before I hired Matt as my divorce lawyer I had a bad experience with a previous lawyer. So i was having doubts with Matt but Matt & his assistant Nina explained to me what they can do & they will try their hardest & their best with my divorce case. Matt & Nina have done so much for my case that I am very happy that I hired them. I 100% recommend Matt & Nina to help you on your case. They work so hard for you!!!!
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Posted by Aureliano | May 28, 2020
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Great lawfirm
Very Thankful for Matt Kaminski and Nina Rodriguez they know my case and it's been a tough one they have supported me in every way they can answered calls and texts after hours and weekends.
Posted by Timothy mains | March 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Make him your first call!
Highly recommended!!! Super knowledgeable, very intelligent! The most helpful attorney we have used. He is honest, will not take your money just because he can. If he cannot help he is very resourceful and can tell you who may be able to help. He will tell you what he can do for you, give you an outline of how things may turn out and come up with a gameplan.
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Posted by Tyler | November 20, 2019
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Fast
Matthew took over my case after another attorney from ashby law just kept my case floating at the same spot.. Matthew went to court with me one time and I got what I wanted it's a temporary order but it's what I can do now until I can afford more but i still receive full custody of my son. Great attorney he is all for you and your kids.
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Posted by Norma Colin | June 6, 2019
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Mejor Firma de Abogados en Yakima
Mi nombre es Norma Linda Colin, hoy un día después de finalizar mi divorcio. Puedo decir con seguridad que es la mejor firma de abogados en Yakima, WA. Mi experiencia con ellos fue la mejor. Estuve representada por el abogado Matthew Kaminski y la asistente legal Nieves Negrete. Quedó totalmente complacida con sus servicios y con los resultados finales. Les doy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Eternamente agradecida: Norma Lina Colin
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Posted by Sandra | March 26, 2019
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Responsive & Knowledgeable
I reached out to Ashby Law recommended by a family member and am thankful I did! Excellent attorneys who take their time to listen to client's concerns and help get out of sticky situations. Nina and the all the staff provide excellent customer service - very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable! I'd recommend Ashy Law to anyone.
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Posted by Trena | February 8, 2019
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WA Non Parental Custody Pro
I had a complicated situation arise involving Non Parental Custody in Washington State. I consulted with Matt Kaminski and found he was able to provide guidance, options, and updates to information I had about the non parental custody laws in Washington State. Matt had a grasp of all the issues and how that impacted families. Matt also is the only attorney I have spoken with in the Yakima area that has a clear insight on how new law in Washington will impact families. Matt is a genuine good soul who cares about the issues surrounding non parental custody. I hope he continues to advocate in this area. Matt also has depth of understanding in matters involving domestic abuse. I ended up hiring his firm Ashby Law and feel that my difficulties were resolved. I appreciate my experiences with Matt, Brooke, Nina, and Valerie at Ashby law. I will not hesitate to consult or retain Matt or Ashby Law for any future matters. Quality service and outstanding knowledge.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
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Very Helpful
Excellent lawyer, is doing everything to make things easier for me. Explain the process clearly to me and is keeping me updated every step of the way . All the staff is friendly and helpful. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Fredy | October 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Buen Servicio
Estoy muy contento en haber contratado a Ashby Law para mi reprecentacion en un caso legal. El servicio al cliente estube al 100 y pasadito. Se los recomiendo muy buen buffet de abogados!
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2018
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Mrs
Was very pleased with Matt his services were very fast and I enjoyed the legal team they had fast responses to my questions and were there for me through the case. I would recommend them again for anyone seeking counsel
Response from Matthew Kaminski October 1, 2018
Thank you so much for this review. I'm glad to hear that you had a great experience, if there is anything we can assist with in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. -Matt
Posted by Sally | September 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
happy client
Ashby law came through and finalized my parenting plan. They stepped up to the plate when I had questions or concerns. My legal team, Matt and Karina were amazing!!! They are both extremely caring. If you have legal problems come to them!
Response from Matthew Kaminski September 27, 2018
Sally, Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate you trusting us with your legal matter and we are so happy we could help resolve it. Karina and I are always here to help out if anything comes up.
Posted by Morgan | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
They actually care.
My name is Morgan Doney and I came to Ashby law for help with my divorce. I was confused and scared and Karina made sure I understood what was going on and what the next steps were going to be every step of the way. I would call or email her constantly asking questions and never once did she make me feel like I was inconveniencing her. As of today I am divorced!! Hooray!
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Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2018
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Amazing good friend
Excellent. I came in to Ashby Law and was greeted with respect. Nina, Molly and Brook are knowledgeable and very helpful. I recommend highly. Excellent experience with Mathew Kaminski he went to every court hearing and explained everything.
Posted by Constancio | May 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Goood
My experience with Ashby Law was great! Fast effective and loving people. Working with Karina and Matt was the best. Very attentive and kind to my needs. They cared about me as a client.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2018
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Great job!
Working with Matt and Karina I felt well represented and confident that they had my back. They were alway timely and efficient. Great customer service! Highly recommend.
Posted by Miriam | April 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great
Ashby Law is great, very professional people. Everything in my case went as smoothly as possible. Very friendly and easy to work with.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brad Z. vs Wendy Z.
  • Wife granted property to maintain her business.
  • Marge H. vs Stephen H.
  • Protection orders consolidated and corrected.
  • Gaston v. Hall
  • Protected a child from an abusive parent.
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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ashby Law CLE
  • Mediation in Family Law
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (28)
Endorse Matthew
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an unstoppable force when it comes to his cases. He is an excellent advocate for his clients in trial and routine motions. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a pleasure to work with. He is a passionate advocate for his clients and I highly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a first-rate legal mind and an even better human being. He is skilled at separating the strong emotions that often come up in family law from the legal issues that a court will focus on. He is a great choice for representation."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew is very diligent and an effective litigator."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a terrific attorney and will go to bat for you. He is a zealous advocate but also works hard to find a just solution for everyone. I enjoy working with him because he is always fair and honest. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt Kaminski is an excellent attorney with whom I now have the pleasure of working. I also can endorse Matt as an attorney I have had as opposing counsel. He is professional and passionate about his clients."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent and reasonable advocate for his clients. He is easy to work with and addresses issues in a straightforward manner while always being ready to represent his client's best interests in court."
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Matthew Kaminski is a phenomenal attorney and an extraordinary person! his compassion for his clients and genuine concern for justice in the family law courts is unparalleled. He is an attorney who is client- centric, and concerned with every detail of his cases. If you are looking for a tough, compassionate, experienced, and intelligent lawyer, Matt won't let you down!"
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He is a very experienced litigator. He has sound advice for his clients and continues to show dedicated leadership as an attorney and a co-worker. I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew Kaminski is top- notch! He is stern but compassionate and intelligent but creative. His clients are always put first and he helps families look forward to a better tomorrow. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew Kaminski is truly compassionate, professional, and very client oriented. he understands the needs of his clients and is extremely diligent. I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer really knows his field!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Kaminski. He is an outstanding contributor to Avvo and knows his subject matter -- divorce and separation --very well."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kaminski provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Kaminski is an amazing advocate. I had the opportunity to work with him for over a year in real estate matters and highly recommend him for any of his areas of practice."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a highly competent and personable attorney, and an asset to the AVVO community. Its a pleasure to endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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