Jeffrey S. Matthews

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Portland, OR

McKinley Irvin
 | 1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-953-1032
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jeffrey S. Matthews is a partner at the highly respected Portland law firm of McKinley Irvin. Prior to joining his current firm, Mr. Matthews had practiced family law in Oregon for more than 30 years. Today, armed with three decades of experience, he continues to build his already excellent reputation as he assists clients as they work to overcome a wide variety of family law challenges, including those related to the following:

• Divorce

• High-asset divorce

• Child custody

• Child support

• Child relocation

Mr. Matthews began his legal career in 1982 after earning his law degree from University of Oregon School of Law and his admission to the Oregon State Bar. Since the beginning of his career, family law has been his primary focus, making him the first choice for many Oregon residents who face difficult family law-related problems.Thanks to his dedication to helping individuals and families through some of life's most difficult times,

Mr. Matthews has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers, which has led to a number of honors and awards. He has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The Best Lawyers in America included him on its list of the nation's top attorneys.

Mr. Matthews is not only active in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of associations, including the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Multnomah Bar Association, where he was the recipient of an Award of Merit in 2000.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Jeffrey Matthews

Admitted: 1982, Oregon

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Honors and Awards:

  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oregon, 2010
  • 10.0 “Superb” rating
  • Multnomah Bar Association's Award of Merit for Outstanding Service to the Profession and the Bar, 2000
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2017
  • Peer review rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Distinguished as an Oregon Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2007-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Clackamas County Bar Association
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Chair, Multnomah Bar Association CLE Committee
  • Past Secretary and Board Member, Multnomah Bar Association, 2001-2005
  • Past President and Board Member, Multnomah Bar Foundation, 2005-2007
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President-Elect of the Oregon Chapter, 2013
  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Oregon Chapter, 2014 - Present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Northwest Housing Alternatives, Board Member and past Vice President, 1999-2004
  • Oregon Food Bank, Board Member, 1999-2004
  • Portland Children’s Relief Nursery, Board of Directors, 2008-2012
  • Oregon Food Bank, Advocacy Committee
  • Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger, Founder

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • “Ethics in Family Law” Oregon Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • “Attorney Fees in Family Law Cases” Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • “Family Law Mediation” Panel Presentation, Oregon State Bar ADR Section
  • “Effective Cost Management in Divorce Cases” Oregon Law Institute
  • “Bankruptcy in Family Law” Oregon State Bar’s Debtor/Creditor Section
  • “Family Law in Oregon” (Two separate presentations) National Business Institute
  • "Retirement Benefits," Oregon State Bar, Family Law CLE Publication, 1989 and 1997 Editions

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Oregon
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Office Location for Jeffrey S. Matthews

1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-953-1032


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Last Updated: 3/6/2018

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