Matthew M. Kennedy

Matthew has spent more than fifteen years practicing in the insurance defense side of personal injury litigation. Matthew has tried nearly two dozen civil jury trials to verdict in the Puget Sound area. In addition to his active practice, Matthew has been a guest presenter for Seattle University School of Law and Golden Gate University. Prior to practicing law, Matthew worked as a consultant on matters of electronic discovery and computer forensics.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation

      • Insurance

        • Defense & Indemnity Claims

      • Personal Injury

        • Car Accidents

        • Falls

      • Real Property

        • Property Damage

        • Boundary Disputes

        • Easements

  • Construction

      • Defects

      • Injuries

      • Contract Disputes

      • Liens

Education & Membership:

  • College: University of Washington, B.A. in Political Science, 1999

  • Law School: Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2004

Admitted: Washington, 2005; Western District of Washington, 2014; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2015, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017

Member: Washington State Bar Association; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers;

Appellate Decisions:

  • Sangha v. Brazier, No. 81782-5-I (Wash. Ct. App. Aug. 2, 2021)

  • Yoseph v. Leonardi, No. 80906-7-I (Wash. Ct. App. Nov. 9, 2020).

  • State Cons., Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., No. 78753-5-I (2019), review denied July 8, 2020.

  • Estate of Gray vs. City of Seattle, No. 77577-4-I (2018)

  • Viking Ins. Co. v. Baize, et al., No. 17-8074, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, (2018)

  • Zurich v. Ledcor, et al., No. 76490-0-I (2018)

  • Bordak Brothers v. Ledcor, et al., No. 72317-1-I (2015)

  • Ledcor v. Starline, et al., No. 72317-1-I (2015)

  • Rose v. FMS, Inc., No. 32284-0-III (2015)

  • The Villas at Meadow Springs v. HSC Real Estate, Inc., No. 31687-4-III consolidated with 32122-3-III (2015)

  • Kruger-Willis v. Hoffenburg, et al., No. 45593-5-II (2015)

  • Eschbach v. Grimm, No. 63274-4-I Div. I. (2010)

  • Ramirez v. Easley, No. 63061-0-I Div. I. (2009), Review Denied, 230 P.3d 1060 (2010)

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