Matthew Taylor

Senior Attorney

Bellevue | Seattle

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About Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor is a seasoned attorney who brings a wealth of experience to his practice of family law. After working for years as a civil defense litigator at a top Seattle law firm, Matt chose to change course and focus his practice exclusively on family law.

“People involved in divorce and family law cases are called on to make tough decisions about finances and parenting at a time when they are often at their most vulnerable,” says Matt. “Guiding my clients through this difficult process is very rewarding to me.”

Having gone through divorce himself, Matt understands the anxiety and confusion faced by his clients when they come to him for legal counsel.

Matt aims to help clients avoid needless escalation of an already difficult process. He counsels his clients with frank and compassionate advice about the best way to achieve their goals and bring the case to resolution.

“I take my client’s issues at stake, and my role as their advocate, very seriously. My clients will know I exhausted every possible legal avenue with maximum effort on their behalf.”

Matt represents clients in King County in a wide variety of family law cases and is also experienced in appellate law, LGBT family law, and UCCJEA cases. He’s a skillful litigator and recently helped co-author the Lexis Family Law Practice Handbook section on spousal maintenance.

Matt stays busy outside of work with his own family. He’s a parent of two children and enjoys playing video games with his kids, even when they question their dad’s skill level.

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Affiliations

Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • King County Bar Association
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Education

  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law
    • Editor-in-Chief, Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, 2000-2001
    • Innocence Project Northwest
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Western Washington University
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Presentations

Publications

  • Author, “Dealing with Business Income on the Family Law Motion Docket,” King County Bar Bulletin, 2016
  • Co-Author, “Spousal Maintenance” Section, Lexis Nexis Family Law Practice Handbook
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  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
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