About Us – Professional Details

Matthew J.


Matt’s practice focuses primarily on cases involving medical malpractice, civil rights, personal injury, and wrongful death. Prior to joining Connelly Law Offices, Matt worked as a law clerk for Chief Justice Madsen of the Washington Supreme Court and the Honorable John C. Coughenour at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Matt earned his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers, and was the commencement speaker.

Prior to law school, Matt worked with developmentally disabled adults in San Diego, was a hiking and sea kayak guide in Alaska, taught English in Mexico and Korea, was a mountain bike instructor and camp director in Switzerland, and taught high school science and math in Bellingham. He also founded a theatre company in Korea.

In his free time, Matt enjoys mountain biking, fishing, and backpacking with his rescued coonhounds, Daisy May and Olivander.

Selected Verdicts

Woodring-Thueson v. University of Washington, 2018 WL -------- (Wash.Super.)

  • $25.3 million jury verdict for woman who experienced delay in diagnosis of basilar artery occlusion after being admitted to Harborview Medical Center