Molly P. Matter, Attorney at Law
Molly P. Matter, Owner
I have been fortunate to have the professional mentorship of Joaquin G. Avila and Frances B. North, two exceptional civil rights leaders.
My own life has offered valuable lessons in how to maintain a center of strength and hope amidst darkness. I bring this strength to your case.
I approach law with compassion yet fierce advocacy. Within the problem lies the solution - when we take the time to listen to the whole story. I firmly believe challenges open doors of otherwise unseen possibility.
Law is about making the record to assert our fundamental human rights. Law can propel social progress if it is rooted in empowerment, self-determination and service but it is not the only means toward justice. I work in collaboration with communities and respect the knowledge and first-hand experience individuals and communities hold. I listen to the problem, research and apply the law, offer guidance, brainstorm solutions with you and take your lead.
JD, Seattle University School of Law, 2015
BA, Pedagogies for Social Justice: Race and Gender Degree, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, 2006
Washington State Bar Number: 52311
Washington State Admittance: 9/16/17
US Court of Appeals for 9th Circuit: 4/18/18
US Western District of Washington: 12/23/20
US Eastern District of Washington: 4/15/21
2019-2020 Chair, Civil Rights Law Section, WSBA
Black Belt in Kajukenbo Martial Arts
Mediation Certification, King County Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Domestic Violence Advocacy Training
People's Institute of Survival and Beyond