Matthew joined the firm in 2014. He focuses on family law and estate planning. From 2012 to 2014, he served as a Bailiff and Law Clerk to Judge Catherine Shaffer at King County Superior Court. Matthew received his JD and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. During law school he served as the Chief Managing Editor of the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal. Matthew received his B.A. from the University of Washington, where he majored in Japanese linguistics and international studies. He also spent one year studying economics at Nagasaki University in Japan. He is fluent in Japanese.