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Matt J. O’Laughlin

Matt has devoted his career to representing employees who have been treated unfairly by corporations and the government. In 2003, fresh out of law school, Matt successfully tried his first case against the government. Since that time, he has established a winning record, obtaining large verdicts and settlements for his clients in employment matters. That success comes from an understanding that his cases are not about him, but about his clients’ stories and righting the wrongs that have been done to them.

Matt has also been recognized by his peers with the distinction of Super Lawyer for several years. He has also obtained a rating of 10 out of 10 by the peer and client-reviewed organization AVVO. In 2016, he was invited to join the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers.

On a more personal level, Matt believes deeply in the service he provides to his clients. From a very young age, he learned the importance of protecting our civil rights. In the 1960s, his father answered the call to all clergy in the United States to come to the South to stand for civil rights. His childhood was filled with stories of courageous individuals, including his father, who stood for justice and equality even at the risk of physical harm to themselves. Continuing this family tradition, Matt is a fearless and unrelenting courtroom advocate against any corporate or government bully who seeks to diminish our proud history of equal justice under the law.

  • Super Lawyer
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • AVVO Rating (Peer and Client Reviewed): 10/10 “Superb”
  • James Madison Award

Contributing Editor, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, (BNA Books, 3d Ed. 2016)

Contributing Editor, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA Books, (2017 Supplement)

Contributing Editor, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey, American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, BNA Books, (2015 Supplement) (2014 Supplement)

University of Missouri, J.D. – 2002

Law Review, Articles Editor

University of Missouri, B.A. – 1997

Political Science (with Honors)

Washington Employment Lawyers Association

National Association of Employment Attorneys

Washington State Association for Justice

King County Bar Association

Neighborhood Justice Center Volunteer

UMKC, Guest Lecturer – Constitutional Law

Webster University, Guest Lecturer – First Amendment Law

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