Honored as one of the area’s “Top Lawyers” in the Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine every year since 2014. Matt focuses his practice on family law and divorce. He began practicing family law in 2007.
Matt began practicing family law while interning with a firm that focused on that area, and found that he greatly enjoyed working with people and helping resolve the legal issues related to family relationships. After graduating law school and passing the state bar exam he started his own practice working with family law clients. After several years of solo practice, he joined Allen|Fischer Law in 2013, due to this firm’s local prominence in family law matters. He became a partner in 2015 and began managing the firm in 2017.
Matt’s approach to his practice is focusing on what is in the best interest of his clients. He spends the necessary one-on-one time with his clients to determine what their needs are and what will be best for them. Matt believes that it is of the upmost importance for clients to establish a relationship with their attorney. This allows both the attorney and the client to work better together allowing the attorney to efficiently accomplish the goals of the client.
Matt understands the immense importance and care that is needed when handling a family law case. He and his wife are the parents of five children. This allows him to comprehend the complexities and the range of feelings and emotions that occur in the lives of his clients.
Matt also has experience as a Pro Tem Commissioner with the Spokane County Superior Court. In this position he periodically presided in court, deciding cases and issuing orders that were most often related to family law issues. He also taught a family law course at the Spokane Community College.
Besides his work as an attorney, Matt stays busy being involved in the legal community. Before starting his own practice he spent several months volunteering on a full-time basis with the Volunteer Lawyer’s Program (“VLP”), which coordinates and provides free or low-cost legal advice and representation to low-income residents in the local community. He continues to volunteer his time with the VLP as often as possible.
Matt has also volunteered in the community with various organizations. He has coached a number of youth sports teams that his children participated on and has been involved in various positions with the Boy Scouts and Cub Scout organizations. He is also active in his church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and currently teaches an early morning scripture study class to high school students before their school day begins.
Matt graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law. He earned a Bachelor of Science in English from Brigham Young University—Idaho.