Posted by Tammy
I was referred to Matthew Dudley by numerous people, so I knew he had to be one of the best lawyers in town. Everyone that I talked to said that he really cares for children, and that he takes into consideration the emotional feelings that come with a divorce case. With my case, my ex lived in Canada, and I had two children that I wanted full custody of. Matthew took my case and said he would fight for what I wanted to get out of the case; my two children and a fair, equal split of our properties and money. Matthew did exactly that and I was very happy with the outcome of my case. Mr. Dudley takes time out of his weekend to make sure you know he is there for you. If you ever need to contact him you have his personal phone number, and if he doesn't answer he calls you right back no matter what time or day. Matthew is an incredible lawyer and I would refer him to anyone. If you are looking for a lawyer that is tough and will fight for everything that you want out of your case then Matthew is excellent for the job.
Posted by John
Matthew came highly recommended from fellow co-workers who hired him and one who opposed him and lost. He delivered as advertise. He is straight to the point, and his grasp of legal issues and family law is outstanding. His court delivery and preparation is exactly what you need in court. Your arguments to the court will be delivered as needed. He is a busy lawyer but will be ready when the time comes to represent you. The added bonus is he does not "nickel and dime" you for every little fee like I have had with other lawyers.
Posted by Julie
Matthew Dudley is an excellent attorney who gets the job done. He doesn't mess around with platitudes and does not beat around the bush: he tells it like it is and will be your best advocate. He has a passion for doing what is right; so, if you want to do otherwise, he is not your guy. Mr. Dudley's legal expertise and finesse in the courtroom exceeded my every expectation. I am very pleased with his representation and would highly recommend him to friends. A single caveat: If you have a ton of extra money and need someone to hold your hand and be your attorney/therapist, you should probably hire a high-priced lawyer who will talk to you on the phone/email you as often and as long as you like, charging $$$$ per hour. However, if you are looking for an attorney with a solid understanding of the law and a heart of gold who won't waste your time and money chatting unnecessarily, hire Mr. Dudley.
Posted by Charles
I didn't know what to expect the Friday I stepped into the County Clerks Office to verify some legal documents, but Mr Dudley was aligned with stars. After leaving the Clerks office I headed over to a law firm that was recommended by a close friend and minutes upon myour arrival Mr Dudley was in route. Mr Dudley acknowledge me and recognized that we were in the Clerks office together. The law firm that was visited highly recommended Mr Dudley and was properly introduced.
Mr Dudley is so keen to details that my stack of paperwork didn't bother him and read what was necessary to understand my circumstances.
He explained to me what my wife was attempting with regards to my kids and he made a phone call to my wife to accept the challenge.
About 3 hours later in court, he embarrassed my wife's counsel and I was able to spend time with my kids over the weekend.
I'm forever grateful for his assistance!!
So now he decided to represent me and I'm at peace with his professionalism and dry sense of humor.
Straight to the point and knowledgeable of his craft.
You won't be disappointed
Thank you Mr Dudley
Anonymous review posted on
I hired Matthew to represent me and file a parenting plan. He did exactly that, represented me. I have read some other reviews and find it funny that he has any bad reviews. His personality may be hard to adjust to for some, but his knowledge of law and thorough approach are what you are looking for. He is honest and upfront. He will not waste your time and expects the same. Speaking from my experience as a single father who now has my daughter exactly half time, I can't say that someone else would have represented me as fully or as well as Matthew did. He took the time to understand my situation and was my daughters advocate just as much as he was paid to be mine. I can't recommend him enough and say that you don't want to see him representing the other party. Cheers Matthew.
Posted by Renae
Mr. Dudley was recommended to me by a friend and I have never once regretted my decision to hire him on 01.05.2015 and the Divorce was finalized on 03.17.2016.
One of the things that I really liked about him was the fact that I could get a hold of him at the oddest times. He does not work your typical 9 to 5 job. When I first talked with him about my divorce, I had left a voice mail and he called me back on a SUNDAY!!! how awesome is that.
Mr. Dudley was/is straight forward, upfront and honest. I was charged a flat fee plus filing fee for the Divorce petition and was charged nothing extra. Whereas, my ex was charged by the hour. He did state that if we had to go to court that there would be extra fees involved for that.
While this was emotional for me, Mr. Dudley remained unemotional and was my voice of reason. He has quite the dry sense of humor which I absolutely loved and dearly needed on occasion; (If you are looking for a lawyer that will commiserate and be emotional with you - this is NOT the lawyer for you.) If you are looking for a lawyer that will go to bat for you as long as you are honest upfront and straight forward with him, this is the Lawyer for you.
In my process of getting divorced I ran into a few people here and there that also used Mr. Dudley and where very very satisfied with him and would also recommend him.
Thank you Matthew!!!
Posted by Lacey
After spending 11K on previous attorneys to get me a final parenting plan, I searched out for a bulldog attorney, who wasn't afraid to be my advocate, and do what I needed. I watched Matthew in court proceeding a few times to make sure he was right for me.... and boy was he!!!! He is so direct and to the point (which doesn't waste your money), knows how to make a stand for his clients. Yes, as others have stated he is very direct and not afraid to call bull when he sees it!! (Don't you want a man like that on your side???) Which I greatly respect, and appreciate as it is easy to get caught up in the drama of child custody cases, with the he said/she said. He took care of all my concerns in a very appropriate time manner. When I would call and he was unable to answer, he would return my call right away. His fees are purely reasonable, if not better then most out there. He works seven days a week!!! He is committed to his clients and their families. My case had been going on six years, and I was so tired of attorneys jacking me around, Matt came right in and got the ball rolling. He kept me abreast on all the pertinent information. I received everything I wanted on my final parenting plan, and that was thanks to Matthews due diligence. I will use Matt as long as he is in practice and I tell everyone that I know that he is an amazing advocate for his clients. I will tell you this, if your one of those people that want someone to sugar coat everything involving your case, you won't like him, however I would encourage you to open your eyes and see that no one cares about all the drama that may be present in your case, they will care about that facts, and you will need someone who will be able to present the facts and prove your case in the court of law, then Matthew Dudley is your man!!!
Anonymous review posted on
Well since I had to pick a start an 1 was the lowest one that's what I picked.
Matthew was recommended to me by a state worker, an boy were they wrong.
From him being rude hard to get a hold of, to plan not even letting me know court date's have got changed. I can not say enough bad things about this man.
If this man was on fire I wouldnt piss on him to put him out.
I felt that I had to allways get any an all info for him. Seams he was allways to busy to get any info on my ex. He just wanted to file motions an that was all he could do
I can't even see how hes still practicing law in spokane.
I couldnt answer a question about my child. He became very combativité an told me to get the "F" out of his office an said we were done, an to go get a different Lawyer.
In conclusion I wouldnt recommend Matthew Dudley to anyone for anything.
Anonymous review posted on
Mr. Dudley has represented friends of mine in the past and they have been happy with his services and so I chose to retain him for parenting plan disputes with my ex. Mr. Dudley was next to impossible to reach on the phone and when I was able to reach him he was rude. I was willing to deal with his attitude though if he was at least good at representing me. Half the time he did not keep me up to date on what was happening with my case. At one time my ex was trying to move out of state with my child. Mr. Dudley told me that there was nothing I could do to stop her so I went to a different attorney to get a second opinion. The second attorney told me that I absolutely could stop my ex from moving out of state with my child so I retained him and won. If it had been left up to Mr. Dudley my child would be GONE! I believe that Mr. Dudley was once a very good lawyer, but he seems to have lost his passion. Thankfully I fired Mr. Dudley before seeking custody of my child. I would not recommend him to anyone.
Anonymous review posted on
I had the good fortune of being referred to Matthew over three years ago, just as I was leaving an abusive marriage, and without even knowing it, I had unwittingly hired the BEST divorce lawyer in Spokane. Without his help, I have no doubt that I would have not been able to get away, gain temporary, and eventually be granted, final primary care of my children. He is a brilliant lawyer. A bit eccentric with a messy office, but that's the mark of genius. He aggressively represents his clients and is extremely protective of their best interests. He wins. In fact, I don't think I lost a single meaningful hearing. But he also won't allow you engage in futile legal pursuits. Shockingly, he is as affordable as he is aggressive. My ex spent eight times the amount I spent on his own aggressive, high-priced lawyer and ended up with less than what I had offered in the beginning. Matthew may be known for being a bulldog, but he's not a leach like some of his Spokane counterparts. He is not always nice. In fact, he's blunt, confronting, and will tell you hard truths about yourself. Get. Over. It. Getting a divorce is not about the customer service or bedside manner. It is the fight of your life, and he is hands down the best coach to have in your corner.