CHAIR – ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE GROUPMatthew J. Cruz
Matt joined the firm in 2003, coming from a successful solo practice originally established in Edmonds in 1996. He effectively balances the legal, practical and ethical considerations present in every legal matter to ensure his clients achieve their objectives on a timely and cost effective basis. Matt’s transactional and litigation experience allows him to bring a seasoned perspective to every deal and dispute. Matt serves a variety of clients; from individuals to privately held business organizations of all types, and prides himself on being able to translate complex legal issues into everyday language.
Matt has been privileged to speak to a variety of professional organizations and community groups such as Realtor associations and at senior community centers. Matt has also served for a number of years as a volunteer with the King County Debt Clinic, providing much needed legal assistance to those who cannot afford to consult with private counsel.
Matt was raised in Edmonds and graduated from Edmonds High School in 1982. He continues to live in Edmonds with his wife Cindy and two boys, Seth and Benjamin. Matt is active in his church, serving as its Treasurer for five years and acting in its annual Christmas presentation. Matt also volunteers as a Special Olympics basketball coach.
Among his personal interests, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities such as camping, cycling, and golf. Additionally, Matt has played softball in a local community league since 1986, and enjoys curling at the Granite Curling Club of Seattle.
- 1992, Washington
- United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
- Central Washington University, BA (Dual Major: Organizational Management and Marketing)
- Seattle University School of Law, JD
- Washington State Bar Association
- Snohomish County Bar Association
- King County Bar Association
- American Bar Association