Matthew M. Kennedy

Matthew has spent more than thirteen 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. Matthew frequently serves as an appointed arbitrator in King and Snohomish Counties. 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.

Outside the office, Matthew enjoys riding bikes, entertaining his children, reading, and pretending to be a brewmaster.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
      • Tort Motor Vehicle
      • Real Property
  • Construction
      • Defect
      • Injury
      • Contract
  • Insurance
      • Defense & Indemnity
      • IFCA
  • Estate Planning
      • Simple Wills
      • Probate

Education & Membership:

  • College: University of Washington, B.S. in Political Science, 1999
  • Law School: Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 2004

Admitted: Washington, 2005; Oregon, 2016; Western District of Washington, 2014; 9th Circuit Court of Appears, 2015, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017

Member: Washington State Bar Association; King County Bar Association; Washington Defense Trial Lawyers; Oregon State Bar Association

Appellate Decisions:

  • 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)
  • 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)

Matthew works in our Seattle office and can be reached at matthew@rainieradvocates.com