Jeffrey S. Matthews - McKinley Irvin

Jeffrey S. Matthews

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Jeffrey Matthews is a respected leader in the Portland family law community. He has practiced law in excess of thirty years, over twenty-five of which have been exclusively in family law. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been elected as President for the Oregon chapter. Jeffrey is names as an "Oregon Super Lawyer", recognizing him by his peers to be in the top 5% of practicing Oregon attorneys. He has also been selected for entrance in The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Oregon and by The American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in the State of Oregon. He maintains an AV rating Preeminent rating form Martindale-Hubbell - the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Jeff obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, and his law degree in 1981 from the University of Oregon School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Oregon and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. He is a member of the Multnomah County Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar.

Jeff authored the chapter on Retirement Benefits for the Oregon State Bar Family Law desk book for the 1990, 1993 and 1997 editions. In 2000 he was awarded the Multnomah Bar Association's Award of Merit for outstanding service to the profession and the bar. Jeff served on the director board of the Multnomah Bar Association form 2001 to 2005 and is also a found board member and past president of The Multnomah Bar Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to manage and administer a community gift fund promoting civic education and involvement in the judicial system. He concluded his service with the board in January of 2009.

In 1997, Jeff founded Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH), a non-profit organization that has raised well over $1 million for Oregon Food Bank. He has also previously served as a directory on the board of Oregon Food Bank and now serves on its Advocacy Committee. He is a former board member and Vice President of Northwest Housing Alternatives, Inc., which is a community development corporation, dedicated to providing affordable housing for those in need. Jeff recently served as a board of directors' member and officer for Portland Children's Relief Nursery.

Additional Information

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnerships and Dissolution
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Parenting Time
  • Post Divorce Enforcement
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
Santa Barbara City CollegeBM BS 1973University of OregonB.Eng 1977University of OregonBA 1977University of OregonJ.D. 1981
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Oregon ChapterOregon State BarMultnomah County Bar AssociationWashington County Bar AssociationClackamas County Bar AssociationAmerican Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMultnomah Bar FoundationMultnomah Bar AssociationPortland Children's Relief NurseryOregon Food BankNorthwest Housing Alternatives

Office Location

1000 Southwest Broadway, Suite 1810
Portland, OR 97205
United States

Practice Areas

Family Law

Other Information

Gender: Male