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Matthew Hall

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Phone: (503) 694-4732
Fax: (503) 715-2554

4614 S. Kelly Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97239

After growing up in four states all over the country, Matt came to Oregon for college and quickly found himself at home. He earned his bachelor's degree at Lewis and Clark College, then went on to earn his law degree through Lewis and Clark Law School. Since then, Matt has gained extensive experience in both criminal prosecution and defense. Over the years he has learned the value of helping good people overcome their legal challenges. He is happy for the opportunity to use his knowledge to achieve the best possible outcomes for Reynolds Defense Firm clients.

For nearly 15 years after law school Matt worked as a prosecutor for the Washington County District Attorney's Office. There his working knowledge grew as he worked directly with police, victims, witnesses, and the court system. Now specializing as a Portland DUII defense attorney, he still draws on this experience and knowledge every day. He understands how a prosecutor will react in most given situations because he’s been in their shoes.

From working through evidence in cases involving such things as domestic violence, car accidents, and physical injury, as a prosecutor he gained an understanding of the law's impact on families in the most trying of times. He understands how to use this knowledge to help his clients through every aspect of a DUI – both inside and outside of the courtroom.

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During his Junior year in college Matt spent 5 months in Ireland. After a month-long home stay with an Irish family in Galway he moved to Dublin where he studied literature, history, theater, and music. On his return home he and a friend bought acoustic guitars and devoted much of their free time to learning to play and write music.

After college Matt played in an Irish Jam Rock band, performing live music all over town. Then, once in law school Matt’s long-standing interest in Criminal Law really took hold during his 2nd year. He took a Mock Trial class and was selected to represent Lewis and Clark Law School in the nationwide regional competition that was held here in Portland, Oregon. While Matt still enjoys playing his guitar every now and again, his true passion is helping people navigate the criminal justice system through one of the scariest times in their lives and helping them achieve the best results for their case and their future.

Outside of work, Matt is a live music enthusiast and enjoys spending time in the Oregon outdoors with his wife, two teenage sons, and their Australian Shepherd puppy, Louie Stardust.

Client Reviews
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These are fantastic people! I was so nervous when I first came in, but they treated me like a human, not someone who had messed up in a major way. Throughout the process, they helped me understand all the steps and supported me both with the legal stuff, but also the personal stuff. J.M.
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Reynolds Defense is amazing. From the minute they pick up the phone, the entire staff is outstanding. Don't bother shopping , wondering who to get, if they are going to help or hinder, do they even care. Reynolds Defense Firm will not disappoint. T.H.
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When they tell you to let them worry about your legal issue and for you to take care of yourself they really do mean it. DUIs are no joke and I was assuming the worst. And they literally saved my life, my job my home and my license. B.O.
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The firm knows what they're doing, treated me with dignity during a time where I felt very overwhelmed and unsure of what I was going to do. They helped me through my entire unpleasant experience by following up with me every step of the way, ensuring I was never left in the dark. E.S.
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Take it from me and don't go it alone. If your feeling sick to your stomach you are not alone. From the very first phone call they will treat you like family and have your back the whole way. You wont have one but a team of lawyers. B.W.