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Matthew Robert Johnson

Estate planning Attorney at Richland, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

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Growing up in Walla Walla, Mr. Johnson’s problem-solving and innovative persona was apparent at a young age. He began working at 14 years old and held a variety of jobs through high school and college as a laborer in a local scrap metal yard, an auto mechanic, an auto body technician, a farm laborer, a metal and welding fabricator, a tow truck operator, and an engine builder building NASCAR tour edition race engines. After college, he started in a manufacturing plant building windows and doors and was rapidly promoted to serve as the production manager until he relocated in 2010. Prior to earning his law degree, his entrepreneurial spirit inspired him to start a couple companies providing unique solutions, one to greatly reduce maintenance costs for manufacturing companies and another to prevent blisters for endurance off-road racers.

Mr. Johnson began practicing law in Dayton, Washington located in southeastern Washington and soon became a Partner with Gravis Law, PLLC. His practice has spanned numerous practice areas including real property, estate planning and probate, business law, civil litigation, civil appeals, landlord and tenant law, criminal defense, served as a city prosecutor, and a modicum of family law. In recent years, his primary practice focuses are in estate planning and probate, real property, business law, and leads Gravis Law’s Estate Planning practice.

Mr. Johnson believes in the strength of community and realizes that active volunteers are a key part of building a community. He currently serves as President of the Columbia County Fair Board, is a Member of the Waitsburg Masonic Lodge, and is a former member of Lions Club, Kiwanis, and Rotary. When he isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, fishing and hunting, golfing, skiing, and motorsports.

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Gravis Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 840
710 George Washington Way, Ste A
Richland, WA, 99352
Gravis Law
350 E. Main St.
Dayton, WA, 99328
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Posted by George | October 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Probate Attorney
Matt handled probate for a large estate for us and was excellent, along with his paralegal, Marissa. Phone calls and e-mails were returned promptly, everything was described enough that there was never a delay or confusion, and we were able to self-perform several things and wrap up within 8 months. Good people skills and an even temperament. Billing was more than fair. Would highly recommend.
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Posted by Brian | September 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, honest, knowledgeable
We had a fairly complex estate planning situation with multiple heirs, businesses & real estate transfers. Matthew patiently helped all parties understand the pros & cons of several different approaches, and came up with several creative solutions that ended up eliminating a lot of headache and taxes. A+
Posted by David | March 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Advisor
We have received nothing but exceptional service for all aspects of our business.
Posted by Ted | December 30, 2014
Triumphant Results!
My family had a application for review with a State organized Board of Directors committee. Our application was denied. We hired Mr. Johnson as our Attorney to file for an appeal. Matt diligently reviewed our case, compiled an extensive history of occurrences, proved to the State Representative of that Board his combined information and successfully appealed a case against this State entity. Matt was very thorough, prompt and extremely cordial to both myself and my family, not to mention very professional. I venture to assume that this review will agree with many others to come in the future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 100-400 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gravis Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney, Of Counsel
  • Gravis Law
  • 2014 - 2015


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Washington State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Washington State Association fo Justice
  • WSAJ Eagle Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Columbia County Fair Board
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Gonzaga law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Deans Honor Roll
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2014
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2014


  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Junior Achievement Award Ceremony
  • Success in Education and Employment
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Endorse Matthew
General practice Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt is a great mentor and has a solid understanding of the practice of law."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt combines legal intellect with business acumen and common sense to cut to the heart of the matter. That, combined with genuine compassion for his clients' plight, makes him a remarkably effective legal counselor and a fierce advocate. I'm proud to work with and for him."
General practice Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt has the temperament and experience to successfully resolve complex matters. I worked with him on several cases and always found him to have a common sense view of the issues and the best course of action to get results for the clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an exceptional lawyer and person. He is compassionate, creative, and goes the extra mile for his clients. All the while, Matt maintains the highest ethical standards. I endorse Matt without reservation."
General practice Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a highly intelligent and versatile attorney who is able to serve clients that are dealing with a wide variety of legal issues. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I admire Matt's dedication to his clients and each matter presented to him. He tailors his services to his client's needs. It is not surprising that he is building great community relationships."
Business Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is a very easy to work with and detail oriented attorney. His ability to quickly cut to the heart of a legal matter, and solve the problem, continues to impress me."
Business Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I’ve worked on multiple projects with Matt Johnson. He is an incredibly knowledgeable attorney with an exceptional attention to detail. Matt is dedicated to his clients and getting them the results they deserve. I highly recommend Matt Johnson."
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Richland Estate planning Lawyer Matthew Robert Johnson
Matthew Robert Johnson
Estate planning Attorney
Richland, WA
Licensed for 9 years