Matthew J. Lawernce
Matt Lawrence
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Matt’s practice emphasizes Oregon workers’ compensation defense.


Prior to attending law school, Matt worked in the Oregon legislative assembly as a Legislative Director and Policy Analyst.  While attending Willamette University Law he clerked in the Marion County Circuit Court and for the Oregon Department of Justice.  Upon graduation, Matt worked as Project Attorney for Epiq before taking a full-time position as a workers’ compensation/personal injury claimant’s attorney.  In this capacity, Matt represented a wide range of Oregon workers throughout multiple industries from intake through final resolution of their workers’ compensation claims and litigation.  He also practiced personal injury law, taking cases from inception through jury trial.  In early 2018, Matt the firm where he continues to excel representing employers in both Oregon workers’ compensation and employment law matters.   


In addition to his legal practice, Matt continues to build upon his legislative experience and works with multiple employers and interest groups to shape current workers’ compensation legislation, rules, and policy.  Further, he regularly presents and provides training on workers’ compensation matters. 


Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, two year old daughter, and labradoodle.  He also enjoys traveling back east to visit his family.



  • Oregon Workers' Compensation Defense

  • Civil Litigation in Oregon State Courts and Federal Courts

  • Oregon Employment Law

  • Third-Party Lien Recovery




  • J.D., Willamette University

  • College of Law, 2015, Cum Lauda

  • B.A., University of Oregon, 2005





  • Oregon State Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section

  • Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Section

  • Oregon State Bar, Litigation Law Section

  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Association

  • Multnomah Bar Association

  • Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce - Member




  • Oregon 2015