Matt Menzer

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Seattle, Washington

Menzer Law Firm
Matt Menzer
Menzer Law Firm

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 1992

Education: University of California Berkeley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
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Menzer Law Firm

2800 1st Avenue
Suite 328
Seattle, WA 98121 Visit website


Matt Menzer, founder of Menzer Law, is a top-rated attorney in Washington and Hawaii providing dedicated legal representation to those who have suffered medical malpractice, a serious personal injury, or the wrongful death of a loved one. A graduate of Brown University, UC Berkeley School of Law, and two federal judicial clerkships, Matt combines his first-rate education with over 30 years' experience to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.

Matt's deep experience extends to all phases of the litigation process, from case investigation to complex discovery and pretrial motions, settlement, and trial. Additionally, Matt is one of a limited number of attorneys in the United States qualified to represent individuals injured by vaccines in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where all VICP claims must be decided.

Since 2002, Matt has grown Menzer Law on a simple yet powerful belief: Deep legal experience and expertise produce the best possible results when paired with individual quality care. To that end, he deliberately designed Menzer Law to give clients the full attention of a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and assertive attorneys. By focusing his practice and limiting his caseload, Matt and his colleagues can dedicate the time and resources necessary to personally see each case through to a successful conclusion.

In addition to clients, members of the bar and the judiciary have recognized Matt's outstanding achievements in medical malpractice and personal injury law. Martindale-Hubbell, the national gold standard in attorney ratings, has rated Matt as "AV Preeminent” – the highest grade given to a lawyer for professional excellence – since 2004. He also has earned the highest “Superb” rating by Avvo year after year and is consistently named a "Top Lawyer" in the region by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Matt has also earned the rare distinction of achieving "Super Lawyer" status in two states (WA & HI), one of only a handful of lawyers in the country to have dual status. He is also named as one of the top 25 Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Seattle by In recognition of Matt's high ethical standards and professional legal ability, The International Society of Primerus Law Firms selected Menzer Law as the only personal injury firm in Washington to join its society of top-rated law firms.

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents

  • 70% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 30% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988

Professional Webpage:

  • Honoree, Super Lawyers Washington State
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • Honoree, Super Lawyers Hawaii
  • , Member, International Society of Primerus Law Firms
  • Honoree, The Law 500 “Fastest Growing Law Firms in the U.S.
  • Member, Million Dollar/Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • , AV Preeminent Rating (Highest Ranking), Martindale-Hubbel
  • 10.0 Superb Rating Top Attorney Medical Malpractice, Avvo
  • 10.0 Superb Rating Top Attorney Wrongful Death, Avvo
  • 10.0 Superb Rating Top Attorney Personal Injury, Avvo
  • 10.0 Superb Rating Top Attorney Litigation, Avvo
  • Seattle Top Lawyers, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Client Choice Award, Avvo
Educational Background:
  • Brown University BA Honors, 1981
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law JA, 1987
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Alan C. Kay, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1989 - 1990, 1989
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Nina Gershon, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987 - 1988, 1987
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2020
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms (only plaintiff personal injury law firm in Washington state admitted to the Society) , 2016
  • Eagle Member, Washington State Association for Justice, since 2003, 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association, since 1992, 1992
  • King County Bar Association, since 1992, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, 1992, 1992
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, since 1990, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, 1990, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1988, 1988
  • California State Bar Association, since 1987, 1987
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted and qualified as an attorney and counselor of the United States Court of Federal Claims since 2014 (Matt is one of only 4 attorneys admitted and qualified for Vaccination Claims in Washington state) , 2021
  • Certified Settlement Guardian Ad Litem, King County, Washington, since approximately 2003. , 2021
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • This Deskbook chapter focus on the element of causation in medical malpractice cases, Co-Author, Chapter XIII -- Causation, Washington State Association for Justice Medical Negligence Deskbook, 2021
  • The article focuses on personal injury claims against adult family homes and assisted living facilities and provides tips for effectively pursuing such claims., Co-Author, The Rise of Alternative Long-Term Care Facilities; What plaintiffs’ lawyers need to know, Trial News (WSAJ), 2019
  • This article describes the Washington State Ombudsman Program for Long-Term care facilities, and what lawyers need to know about it., Co-Author, Washington Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program-- What You Need to Know, Washington State Association for Justice, Trial News, 2019
  • Chapter in Nursing Home Litigation Desk Book, 2019 , Author, CHAPTER 18 - INJURY CLAIMS AGAINST ADULT FAMILY HOMES, Washington State Association for Justice, 2019
  • Presenter, Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish, 2016
  • Presenter, Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish, 2015
  • Auto Insurance Subrogation, 2013
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Beginning in 2019 to the present I have served as the Court-appointed Litigation Guardian Ad Litem for minor plaintiffs in high-value, and complex medical malpractice cases.  , 2021
  • Washington Medical-Legal Partnership, member of pro bono guardianship panel providing legal services to low-income parents and caregivers since 2018, 2021
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Outrigger Canoe Club, Seattle since 2018, 2021

Office location for Matt Menzer

2800 1st Avenue
Suite 328
Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-970-2685


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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