Matthew Tracey was born and raised in North Bend, Oregon. He attended college at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude.
Matthew began law school at University of Oregon in 2006. During law school, he discovered a passion for courtroom litigation and sought numerous opportunities to gain experience while assisting low-income clientele. He participated in the University’s Criminal Defense clinic, where he provided free legal representation to indigent clients facing prosecution. During the summer, he volunteered as a legal intern with Southwestern Oregon Public Defense Services. There, he conducted legal research for attorneys and defended clients in court. He later performed legal research for Professor Merle Weiner regarding domestic violence and legal aid issues. He graduated and passed the bar exam in 2009.
In 2009, Matthew worked as a full-time staff attorney with Intermountain Public Defender in Pendleton, Oregon. He appeared in court almost daily in order to represent clients for misdemeanors, felonies, dependencies, delinquencies, mental commitments, probation violation hearings, and other criminal matters. Matthew met with nearly a dozen clients a day in Pendleton, including many individuals with special needs. He understands the value of respectful, responsive communication when counseling clients. Matthew was lead attorney in over a dozen criminal trials, where he honed his skills as an effective public speaker.
Matthew began working as a contract attorney for Eugene Legal in November 2012, performing research for Divorce, Family Law, Corporate, Contract and Will/Estates cases.
He became a full staff attorney in 2013, and currently specializes in Criminal Law, Business Law and Estate Planning.