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About me

  • I see myself as counselor and advocator; it is my job to not only advocate on behalf of my clients but to appropriately counsel them on the potential consequences of their actions.

  • I believe that my firm provides the most cost effective and cost conscious approach to Family Law.

  • I pride myself on taking every reasonable step to keep legal costs to a minimum so that in the end you keep the majority of your assets; not the attorneys.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    6 years
  2. Divorce: 40%
    6 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
  4. Mediation: 5%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey R. Johnson

    Matt has proven himself to be one of the best family law attorneys in the tri-cities. Anytime someone asks me for a referral for family law issues, I will provide him name. He is an excellent lawyer and person.


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  • Alexander Bruce Johnson

    Matt is on my short list of family law practitioners to whom I refer clients and friends. Matt is a zealous advocate for his clients, while handling cases ethically, truthfully, and expeditiously.


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Contact info


2001 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
Richland, WA, 99352


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyer Under 40The American Socieity of Legal Advocates2016
Nation't Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPURCELL LAW, PLLC2016 - Present
OwnerMathew M. Purcell, Attorney at Law2013 - Present
Partner/AttorneyLeavy Schultz Davis2013 - 2016
Attorney/PartnerWolpert Niedens & Purcell2010 - 2012
Law ClerkFamily Law Intership Program2009 - 2009
Law ClerkLaw Office of Gregory L. Johnson2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Benton-Franklin County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard Member2014 - Present
Benton Franklin Collaborative Family Law GroupFounding Member2014 - Present
Benton Franklin County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ventura County Family Law Bar AssociationBoard Member/Treasurer2011 - 2013
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionVice President2011 - 2012
Ventura County Bar Association, Barristers SectionBoard Member/Secretary2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Marriage of LangfordUnpublished Division 3 Court of Appeals Opinion
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Publication nameTitleDate
NW LawyerBeyond the Bar No.2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ventura College of LawFamily Law ConcentrationJ.D.N/A
Central Washington UniversityLaw & JusticeB.A.N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Benton-Franklin Legal Aid CLE2015 Family Law Case Updates2015
Benton-Franklin County Court AdministrationLaw and the Legal Process-GAL Certification Training Program2015
Tri-Cities Estate Planning Council MeetingQDROs and Estate Planning2014
Benton-Franklin Legal Aid CLE2014 Family Law Case Updates2014
Benton Franklin County Bar AssociationQDRO mistakes and what YOU should know2014
Business Leaders SpotlightWashington Domestic Relations2013
UCSB Paralegal ProgramFamily Law Practice2011