C. Matthew Andersen

C. Matthew Andersen: Attorney with Winston & Cashatt, Lawyers A Professional Service Corporation AV stamp icon
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Matt Andersen’s practice focuses on commercial and business related litigation. He is admitted at all levels of state and federal courts in Washington and Idaho. He has appeared in matters in Montana, Oregon, Alaska and California, as well as before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


A Principal in the firm, Matt joined Winston & Cashatt after serving three years as a prosecutor in the United States Army Judge Advocate Corps (JAG). He is a frequent lecturer on business, banking and employment issues and taught UCC Article 2 at Gonzaga School of Law as an adjunct professor. Matt has been accorded the highest lawyer rating of “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell.

Before attending law school, Matt was employed as a research associate with Braddock, Dunn & MacDonald, a defense contractor, from 1971 to 1973.

He has extensive experience and advises in disputed business transactions, construction claims, products liability and employment issues.

Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers

Areas of Practice (119)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Banking
  • Lender Liability
  • Loan Restructuring
  • Business Law
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Torts
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Class Actions
  • Class Actions Defense
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Computers and Software
  • Computer Crime
  • Computer Fraud
  • Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Education Law
  • School Board Defense
  • School District Liability
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Civil Fraud
  • General Practice
  • Federal Practice
  • Government Contracts
  • Bid Protests
  • Public Bidding
  • Public Contract Law
  • Public Works Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Mediation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Insurance Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Defamation
  • Libel and Slander
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • E-Discovery
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • Long-Arm Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Municipal Law
  • Municipal Labor Law
  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • Municipal Torts
  • Negligence
  • Negligence Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions
  • Resorts and Leisure
  • Private Club Law
  • RICO
  • Civil RICO
  • Securities Law
  • Securities Arbitration
  • Securities Class Actions
  • Securities Fraud Arbitration
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions
  • Securities Litigation
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Infringement

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
509-590-2808  Phone
(509) 838-6131  Phone
(509) 838-1416  Fax
University Attended:
Iowa State University, B.S., 1971
Law School Attended:
Gonzaga University, J.D., cum laude, 1976
Year of First Admission:
1977, U.S. Court of the Armed Forces; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1978, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington and U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1988, U.S. District Court, District of Idaho; 1986, Idaho; 1976, Washington
Washington State Bar Association; Idaho State Bar Association; American College of Trial Lawyers; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.
Capt., U.S. Army (JAG Corps), 1976-1979
Birth Information:
DeKalb, Illinois, March 21, 1949
Reported Cases:
Johnson v. Central Valley School District, 97 W.2d 419, 645 P.2d 1088 (1982); Smith v. Ohio Casualty Ins. Co., 37 W. App. 71, 678 P.2d 829 (1984); Havelick v. Chobot, 851 P.2d 1010 Idaho (1993); IPCA v. MacHugh, 61 W. App. 403, 810 P.2d 535 (1991); Hoffman v. United States, 178 F.3d 1313 (1999); Flood v. Miller, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. §91, 919 (2002); Spokane County v. Specialty Auto and Truck Painting, Inc. 153 Wn. 2d 238, 103 P.3d 792 (2004); Beal Bank v. Sarich, 161 Wn.2d 544, (2007); Riverstone Center West, et. al. v. Barnes & Noble, No. 10-35668 (2011).
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (1 review)
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Spokane, Washington

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