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Matt's practice focuses on commercial and business related litigation. He is admitted at all levels of state and federal courts in Washington and Idaho. He has appeared in matters in Montana, Oregon, Alaska and California, as well as before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

He has extensive experience in disputed business transactions, construction claims, products liability and employment issues. Within those areas, Matt advises clients in numerous matters involving contracts, banking practices, municipal law and employment agreements, retaliatory firings and discrimination.


Since his service in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Matt has practiced with the firm of Winston & Cashatt.  He and his wife have made their home in the Northwest.  They enjoy fly fishing in the summer, skiing in the winter and socializing with their many  friends of long standing.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Defective Products: 15%



Hourly ($375/hour), contingent (30-50%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin James Curtis

    Matt is one of the pre-eminent lawyers in Eastern Washington. I highly endorse Matt.


    Kevin Curtis Criminal defense Attorney
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    Greg Devlin Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers, A Professional Service Corporation

1900 Bank of America Building
601 West Riverside
Spokane, WA, 99201


IDAuthorized to practice law198608/12/2016
ILActive Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to PracticeUnknown05/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Washington's Top 50 Law Firms WashingtonLaw & Politics Magazine 20122012
West Region 2012 Top Ranked Law FirmsFortune Magazine 20122012
Super Lawyer-WashingtonSuper Lawyers2012
Supper Lawyer-Super Lawyers2011
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal-Trial LawyerWinston & Cashatt Lawyers1980 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorGonzaga School Of Law1991 - 2009
American Banking Association-Adjunct ProfessorCommunity Colleges Of Spokane1982 - 1988
JAG CorpsU S Army1977 - 1980
Bailiff to the Honorable Harold Clarke, Sr.,Spokane County Superior Court, Washington.1974 - 1975
Defense Contractor - Research AssociateBraddock, Dunn and McDonald1971 - 1973
SalesmanJohn Hueber’s Men’s Clothing1967 - 1971
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spokane County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2006 - Present
Western District of WashingtonAdmitted1992 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal CircuitAdmitted1992 - Present
U.S. District Court of IdahoAdmitted1988 - Present
Idaho State BarMember1986 - Present
U.S. Supreme CourtAdmitted1982 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted1982 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1981 - Present
Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of WashingtonMember1980 - Present
U.S. District Court of Eastern WashingtonAdmitted1980 - Present
U.S. Court of Federal ClaimsAdmitted1980 - Present
U.S. Court of Military AppealsAdmitted1977 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Gonzaga School of LawBoard of Advisors, Commercial Law Cente2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Beal Bank v. Sarich, 161 Wn.2d 544Rulling for Bank that in fact it could purse its other remedies at law.
Spokane County v. Specialty Auto and Truck Painting, Inc.; 103 P.3d 792Jury verdict for Specialty Auto
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Publication nameTitleDate
Spokane County Bar Association Calendar CallVote Early and Vote Often2012
Spokane County Bar Association Calendar CallDon't Be a Flat Tire2012
Spokane County Bar Association Calendar CallThe Opportunity of Youth2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Iowa State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1971
United States Army JAG SchoolN/AGraduateN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Student Mentoring ProgramImportance of Mentoring2012
Annual Meeting ED Washington Federal BarPractice Pointers-This Grey Hair Came at a Price2010