Matt’s law practice has been devoted entirely to immigration law since 1996. His firm is focused on immigration law matters for businesses and employers, but he also serves families and individuals.
Through his work, he has seen the benefits that immigration brings to our country. Matt volunteers with local organizations and community groups to assist refugees and other immigrants, and provides mentorship to other immigration attorneys. In addition to IRCO, he serves on the boards of directors for two Portland non-profits: Independent Living Resources (promoting independence for those who live with disabilities) and Village Enterprises (elder care and housing).
Matt received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America. After working for several years in Washington, D.C. law firms, he moved to Portland in 1996 to start his own law firm.
Matt was born and raised in Walla Walla, Washington in a large family. He lives in Milwaukie with his wife, who is a bilingual (Spanish-English) social worker/counselor, their children and various pets.