Matthew Yeley Frederick an associate attorney in the Portland office of HWS Law Group LLP. His practice is focused on representing individuals and businesses in complex civil litigation, including construction and premises liability litigation.
Prior to joining HWS Law Group LLP, Matthew was a Legal Fellow for a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit focused on Agricultural Law before working as the sole law clerk in the Office of the Presiding Judge of the Circuit Court for the County of Multnomah. As a Legal Fellow, Matthew built on his extensive work mediating with energy producers on behalf of low-income residents of Houston’s unzoned ship-channel neighborhoods through UT’s Environmental Law Clinic, gaining invaluable experience analyzing complex interplays between administrative codes and state statutes and developing strategies for litigation. As law clerk to Multnomah County’s Presiding Judge, Matthew observed first-hand the rigors of the life a complex civil litigator and acquired a unique understanding of court operations that he brings with him to serve HWS Law Group LLP’s clients. Matthew studied agriculture and agronomy (alongside philosophy and social sciences – that uniquely Evergreen approach at work) as an undergraduate student and was employed as a farm laborer and landscape construction laborer before going to law school, and that background and love of hard work have readied him to serve our clients with tenacity. Last, but not least, Matthew’s experience with court procedures and comfort in the courtroom combine with these varied experiences have readied him to meet any challenge that our clients can throw his way.
A California native transplanted – by way of Washington – to Oregon in 2013 who at 33 has already successfully dealt with a few of life’s greatest pitfalls, Matthew enjoys playing the drums, long-distance running, and spending quality time with his life partner.
Memberships & Affiliations:
Oregon State Bar Association
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2016
B.A., Evergreen State College – Sustainable Agriculture, 2013