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Matthew Tyler Russell

Personal injury Attorney at Spokane, WA

4.9   40 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 10 years
    Washington - WA 22 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    Successfully represented hundreds of accident victims and their families, getting them the best recovery possible.

    21 years

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Successfully represented hundreds of accident victims and their families, getting them the best recovery possible.

    21 years

  3. Wrongful death
    10%
    Successfully helped the victims, the families of the deceased recover millions of dollars.

    18 years

  4. Criminal defense
    5%
    Successfully defended thousands of cases including obtaining an acquittal after a Jury Trial on an Attempted Murder charge, felony dismissals, dismissed and reduced DUIs, misdemeanors and traffic matters.

    24 years

  5. Social Security & Disability
    5%
    Successfully helped hundreds of claimants get their Disability benefits.

    18 years

Matthew T Russell, incredible reputation, integrity and dedicated attorney

Matthew T Russell, founding attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC, is dedicated to helping people, people who suffer injustice against the big insurance companies. His primary area of practice is in personal injury, though he has a lot of prior experience handling criminal defense and social security disability cases. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association; Oregon State Bar Association; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association; Washington State Association for Justice; Multiple WA State County Bar earned his undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Clemson University and his J.D. degree with Honors from Hamline University School of Law, where he was ELS President and served on the Journal of Public Law & Policy. 

 

Matthew T Russell has received Avvo's Client’s Choice Award nearly every year, and commendations for his Pro Bono work throughout Washington.  Matthew T Russell spends most his time with his wife and four children, time on the School Board, teaching Mock Trial, on the Board for Mercy Watch helping the homeless, and coaching boys and girls basketball. He splits time between the Everett and the Spokane office locations.

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Location

Russell & Hill, PLLC, Spokane Law Firm
1212 N Washington #132
Spokane, WA, 99201
Russell & Hill, PLLC, Everett Law Firm
3811-A BROADWAY
EVERETT, WA, 98201
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  40 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Motorcycle accident
Mr. Russell was very thorough in regards to my accident. The other parties insurance company wanted to settle immediately, Mr. Russell stopped the calls so I could work on healing.
Posted by Ben | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectation!
I really appreciated working with Matt in my case--he was very helpful and worked hard to resolve my case in a very satisfactory way.
Response from Matthew Russell January 18, 2022
Thanks Ben - you were great to work with!
Posted by John | July 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
They took care of it all and i just had to pick up.a check. Tammy was the best and they told us all the right info we needed to
Response from Matthew Russell July 13, 2021
Thanks for the kind words and 5 star review John. We work hard for our clients and we were proud to get you the settlement you deserved!
Posted by Paula | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied customer
I was fortunate enough to find Matthew Russell after my accident. He and his paralegal Sandra were excellent. Their communication was excellent and they got back to me right away when I had a question or needed an update. Matt explained all my options clearly and help me to make a good choice in the end. I was very pleased with their service and would highly recommend them to anyone needing legal assistance after an accident.
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Posted by viktor | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
matt russel
Great Experience using Russell and Hill to represent me while dealing with my injury claim.Matt Russell is an excellent attorney. I am more than satisfied with his services and his personality..He completely handled all aspects of the case from case management, to doctors, to getting medical bills reduced etc...As far as Matt Russel goes you are in good hands and I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by Coreen | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury Attorney
Trustworthy and reliable attorney you can count on with personal injuries cases. He made me feel at easy while process my case and called back promptly. His staff of professional address each issue with quickly. I’m blessed to have had him as my attorney through the years and can always count on him. Will always keep him in my thoughts. I will go back to him again in the future. Thank you!
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Posted by STACEY | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helps the poor!
Thanx for all your help with my social security disability. I KNOW that letter from my old boss will really make a difference. You were such a great help! 1,000,000 thank yous!
Posted by John | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Russell & Hill
Matt was great told me up front what to expect, kept me updated on progress, I would certainly use again if ever needed and highly recommend!
Posted by Salvador | May 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Russell and Hill to the rescue
After our car accident, the insurance company was refusing to cover even the basic medical costs. We turned the matter over to Russell and Hill and in a short time, they negotiated and offer that was 3 times the original insurance amount. Russell and Hill walked us through the entire process and made the resolution we were looking for.
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Posted by Jim G. | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience with Russell and Hill
I had a Great Experience using Russell and Hill to represent me while dealing with my injury claim. Matt Russell and his staff went to bat for me with the insurance companies so that I could focus on getting well after my accident. The communication, advice, and counselling I received was excellent from beginning to end. The process is slow and can take some time, however in the end Matt did everything he could do to ensure that got the maximum for my claim. Strongly recommend. My experience was fantastic.
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Posted by Amber | January 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wouldn’t go to anyone else.
Matt is a great attorney! From the first phone call we had Matt was invested in my case. He and his team kept in contact with me through the entire process, ensuring that everything was okay and I was being taken care of. After I was ready to settle they ensured that I got every penny I deserved!
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Everything was handled professionally and very adequately. I sent an initial email and was contacted within a few hours. The team was great with contacting everyone about everything. When I asked questions, it was always answered quickly. Advice was given in a professional manner.
Posted by Angela | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!!
I was in a car accident and have had much difficulties communicating and settling with the other insurance company that I seeked a lawyer. Russell and Hill had nothing but great reviews, so I decided to make an appointment. I am so thankful I did, Matt and his team exceeded my exceptions and truly cared for the position I was in. I was pleased to hear they were able to get a hold of the other insurance and beyond happy to settle for more then what I expected. I definitely felt they did all they could in representing myself and my case. I am very appreciative for all that they do and will recommend them to anyone seeking a lawyer.
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Posted by Chris | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Matt was very awesome and helpful with my accident. The paralegals were just as helpful in answering all my questions and concerns.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THANK YOU.
I am super pleased with Attorney MATT RUSSELL and his Extraordinary Members of his Staff who worked so hard on my behalf in starting and resolving my MVA CASE. SINCERELY MRS.KIM
Posted by Leslie | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Outstanding!!!
Words can't begin to describe how amazing Matt Russell (and his paralegal Jessie) have been. Although the long arm of Justice can be very slow and frustrating, this law firms level of communication and professionalism was absolutely Outstanding!!! Thank you Matt and Jessie for the outstanding job you've done for me.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Matthew Tyler Russell gave specific, helpful advice
Mr. Russell gave me the specific kinds of options I have in my situation, and referred me to a couple of names and phone numbers of attorneys who may specialize in what I need. Very helpful! :)
Posted by Jo Ann | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Russell did a fine job for me. He was very expediant and very determined to the money I wanted. e had several conversations and he went back and forth with the auto insurance until they finally agreed. I would hire him again in a minute.
Posted by Alexis | July 28, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Consult
I received Matt's contact information from a friend. I was in need of my first ever legal issue regarding a car accident and feeling lost on how to settle out my case. Matt took some time to talk through things with me and offer me some advice and options on how to proceed. I was able to settle out my case feeling confident that I knew what I was doing. I will definitely contact him again in the future if I am to need a lawyer.
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Posted by Natalia Lynn | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confident and caring
My husband and I were in a head-on collision that totaled our car and landed us in physical therapy. It was a confusing and scary time, but Matt and his team took care of us and helped us through by working with the insurance companies to get us the medical care we needed and a fair settlement. We could not be happier with our experience at Russell and Hill. They were able to turn a bad situation into a manageable one. Matt has a very warm, approachable manner and always looks great. The office is sunny and friendly. I would hire Matt again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Russell & Hill, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Matthew T Russell
  • 2001 - 2005

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Clemson University
  • BA - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Jones
  • Auto Accident Settlement $160,000
  • In Re Johnson
  • Case settled for $300,000 prior to trial
  • In Re: Matter of E Spiegelberg
  • $70k plus settlement for dog bite
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Associations

  • AVVO
  • Client's Choice Award
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Immaculate School
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Returning member by invite
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Disability Representatives
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Environmental Law Society
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Student Board of Governors
  • 1997 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Client Distiction Award (Top 1%)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 2016 Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year in Oregon
  • Corporate INTL
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Excellence Award
  • US Trade & Commerce Research Institute
  • 2014
  • Excellent Speaker Rating 5/5
  • NBI
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • WSBA Board of Governors
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Journal of Public Law policy writer, Sr Associate
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Magna Cum Laude - Honors Graduate
  • Clemson University
  • 1996
  • Honor Society - Member
  • Golden Key - Clemson University
  • 1996
  • Honor Society - member
  • Phi Kappa Phi-Clemson University
  • 1996
  • Dean's List
  • Clemson University
  • N/A
  • Pro Bono Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • N/A
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law
  • Clemson University
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Disability: From Start to Finish
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2014
  • Talk About Cars
  • Legal Traffic Matters
  • 2011
  • Interviews with Experts
  • Health Matters
  • 2010
  • Interviews with Experts
  • Health Matters
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (20)
Endorse Matthew
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consulted with Matt on a case that was outside of my practice area. He gave me and my client very candid advice that saved us a lot of time, stress, and money. I trust this attorney and would highly recommend him if you are looking for an experienced personal injury attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew Russell is an excellent advocate. He is personable and really cares about his clients. He is also a great mentor and always finds time to help the attorneys in his firm."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is an outstanding attorney who fights for his clients and obtains proven results. He is exceptionally client-oriented, and takes the time to address a client's questions and concerns, as well as walk them through the legal process they face. Matt also has years of experience, and is a great resource for his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is very knowledgeable and thorough in his work. He is always willing to be of assistance to his clients as well as colleagues."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt has proven to be a great resource for his clients and for his fellow attorneys who may look to him for his experience in both criminal law and other areas of the law. He works for his clients with great professionalism."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Matthew Russell's legal representation in Social Security disability, criminal defense, and personal injury matters. Matthew has a proven record of helping his clients obtain disability benefits. He is committed to his client's cause, and he will work diligently to see that their claim is handled in a professional manner."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt works hard for his clients and gets great results. He has a great reputation in the community and I endorse his work and highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is well respected in the community. His integrity is second to none, and clients can rest-assured that they are in good hands when he takes on their case. Matt uses his experience and keen legal insight to position each case for the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Matt."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a fantastic attorney. He is highly regarded by defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges. Matt cares about the outcome of his client's cases. He negotiates very beneficial results and also battles when in trial. He is honest, ethical and courteous in his dealings with others. I encourage anyone in need of his services to contact his office for consultation. A+"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is intelligent, hard-working and ethical. I have referred business to Matthew in the past and will continue to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Mr. Russell for more than a decade and admire his abilities as a criminal defense attorney. He is highly respected by prosecutors and judges alike, and I have referred clients to him with the utmost confidence they will be well-represented. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a highly skilled, exceptionally gifted attorney. I have no hesitation trusting him with my own clients, and have frequently referred conflict cases to him. He is one of the finest attorneys in the Snohomish County area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Matt Russell is a truly knowledgeable and tested attorney. He has an insider's understanding of the criminal justice system, and how to protect a client. With vast experience, I would trust the most serious cases to him. Ethical, smart, hard working and dedicated."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Mr. Russell. He is a gifted attorney who strives to pursue just resolutions for his clients. Matt is very passionate about his work. I would strongly recommend Matt Russell for legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would trust Matt with my own legal matters."
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