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Matthew Dudley
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Practice Area:  Divorce / Family Law
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Rating: 3.7 out of 5 based on 32 reviews.

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 12/30/13   5     5     5     5     5   Matthew Dudley is a top notch lawyer who does his job better than any lawyer out there. Matthew's work shows his knowledge and his communication is about the matters at hand. He does not spend time on issues that do not matter and stays on the subject of what are the legal matter. I would recommend him to anyone who needed a excellent lawyer. RID: 129113
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 11/21/13   5     5     5     5     5   What an incredible lawyer , I switched to him part way thru a family law matter, when I realized I needed the best avail. ....Matthew took over my case and settled several issues all to me being the winner, if you can call anything in family court a win. Even the judge commented that the case was very unprecedented. Matthew is straight to the point, very organized and excellent speaker when addressing the court. The only people that would not like him would be the ones on the opposing side, I'm glad I had him!!!! RID: 127449
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 9/10/13   4     1     5     1     2   You can expect matt to do a good job in court. He is professional, well spoken, aggressive, and seems to be truly interested in his clients best interests. Outside of court is pretty much completely different. This guy doesn't appear to understand what customer service means and trying to communicate with him will prove to be very annoying. He responds to emails rarely answering all questions and then charges you when you ask the question again. If you're expecting advice or direction from a lawyer, this is not your guy. You will do most of the work and figure things out yourself. He on the other hand will tell you your idea is bad, file paper work, and appear at hearings. His office is a complete mess and supposedly he is one of the busiest family law attorney's in Spokane, which is not a good thing if you're someone looking for good customer service and representation. He's cheap, but you get what you pay for. Spend your money elsewhere. RID: 123086
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 7/7/13   5     5     5     5     5   Matthew Dudley is awesome he got me full custody of my son and refunded 1/3 of the retainer fee I gave him so anyone who says he only cares about money doesn't have a clue my guess is he kicked your but in court if I had to rate him a 1-10 he would be an 11 I was amazed by his knowledge of the law if u need a family lawyer he's the guy RID: 118084
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 6/10/13   5     5     5     5     5   Mr. Dudley has helped me with a few issues that I have had with my ex-wife over the past year. Not once have I been left unsatisfied with his representation. His prices are more fair and honest than any other lawyer you will be able to find, he is punctual and professional, and he is extremely knowledgable about the law. He will not waste your time and drag things on to get more money out of you like many other lawyers do. He is thorough and to the point and he won't mislead you or sugar-coat things for you. Mr. Dudley is dependable and is good at getting back to you. If you want a lawyer who is fair, honest, has your child's best interest at heart, and won't waste your time and money than choose Matthew Dudley to represent you, you will not regret it! I will most definitely go back to Mr. Dudley for any legal help concerning my child in the future. RID: 115445
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 12/26/12   5     5     5     5     5   Best attorney I've ever had. He fights for the children and what's best for them. He's honest and he gets the job done. He's nice, not rude or a jerk at all. Sometimes honesty and rude are mistaken for the other and they are two totally different things. My friend also has him as an attorney, and loves having him as an attorney. We are both so lucky he chose this profession. He is the best attorney we have ever had out of nine hired by us previously in our lifetime. There are no words for how great he is as a person and as an attorney. He's just the best and he has a great sense of humor too. If you want a great attorney who knows the job extremely well, and can get the job done, this is the guy that you want. He is the best attorney I have ever had, and I'm glad he took my case. This is the guy that everyone should want to hire, and from what I heard before I hired him is the man everyone wanted to hire or did higher. He is definitely a five-star lawyer. RID: 97323
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 12/19/12   1     1     1     1     1   Where do I start? This guy is a piece of work from head to toe (and when I mean head, the guy's hair is whacked). He is as cheap as he is worth. He has no life at all, so devotes his life to defending his clients, who are as scum-baggy as him. Thankfully he hasn't spread his seed, but it's truly frightening that a man as immoral as he is representing innocent children when not only does he have no clue what it is to be a parent, he is satanic. He definitely doesn't have their best interests at heart; he is only interested in winning. When family law should be about what's right for the child. And he has quite the knack for talking out of his ass in court, making up things as he goes, and rambling on and on to the judge. He's rude and callous and an all-around jerk. Stay away. RID: 96995
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Click to report rating    12/13/12   5     5     5     5     5   Matthew is the best! He knows exactly what he is doing, doesn't mess around and gets the job done. He is very direct and to the point. Best lawyer I know. RID: 96678
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Click to report rating    11/8/12   5     5     5     5     5   Mr. Dudley represented my nephew in a long contentious custody battle which ended successfully in my nephew's favor. He was the ultimate professional and provided excellent legal advice at a very reasonable cost. My family is extremely grateful to the efforts of Matthew Dudley and if I ever need the services of an attorney, he would be my first choice. RID: 94624
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Click to report rating    11/7/12   5     5     5     5     5   I've been a client of Matthew Dudley since June 2007, my court case has finally finished as of November 2, 2012. Mr. Dudley is an excellent a lawyer, he is a true advocate for children. He has done everything possible to make sure that my children are safe and secure. Over a five-year court battle my ex she had six attorneys, the top legal advice of Spokane. In this time Mr. Dudley has never given up, never stop fighting for what was best for my children. Everyone in my family has retained Mr. Dudley as their lawyer. I have recommend to all my friends. He is the most ethical lawyer that I know of. Thank you so much Matthew. RID: 94539
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     10/21/12   SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
     10/20/12   3     1     1     1     1   Run, He has no ethics, and doesn't care about anything other than himself. RID: 93498
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     10/19/12   1     1     1     1     1   He only cares about money. He will find anything to make you pay. He cared nothing for my child's best interest. RID: 93470
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     10/10/12   1     1     1     1     1   RID: 92940
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Click to report rating    7/31/12   5     3     5     5     5   I am a lawyer in this town. I had a personal issue and retained Mr. Dudley for his help. He was EXCELLENT! Sure... he does not call back every day BUT he knows the law in family better than any attorney I have seen. He does not play nice with other attorneys, which is NEEDED! He gets results. He does not pander to anyone. If you want your attorney to call you everyday, you need counseling. He does his job... gets results. When big things happen, he calls. The most negative comments have been from FELLOW LAWYERS because he doesnt play "nice" and pander. But he knows family law more than anyone I have seen and I am a lawyer!!! RID: 80761
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 3/20/12   5     5     5     5     5   Matthew Dudley is a lawyer that gets things done! I had a legal matter that came up quickly and literally left me searching for a lawyer on a Friday night. I called all around Spokane looking for an office that was open. None were. Out of despiration, I began leaving messages for a call back. Matt not only got my message, he called me back! He scheduled a time for us to meet the next day (on the weekend!) He communicated exactly what I needed to bring to the appointment so that I would be prepared. During our appointment the following day, he completed all of the paperwork that needed to be filed; all the while telling me exactly what he was doing and why. He was fast, efficient, kept me completely informed and didn't charge me an arm and a leg to do it. I was so impressed with his work and his dedication to me, his client, that I have kept his business card in my wallet ever since. I have also recommended him to others in need of legal assistance many times. Thank you, Matt! RID: 66199
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Click to report rating    3/6/12   5     5     5     5     5   Matt did just fine for my ex and I. True I didn't get a warm fuzzy from the guy, but lets face it, He's a Divorce Atty. Matt knows his stuff and how to get it done. He responded to my every call, the work was done well, and quickly. He is the man for an uncontested divorce. Good Value Too. Bottom Line: If you need a Divorce, go see Matt! If you need a hug go see your Mommy! RID: 65298
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Click to report rating    1/31/12   5     5     5     5     5   Dudley is AWESOME!!! He knows what he's talking about. He doesn't work "normal" hours so he has time to get everything done. Expect calls at 8pm and 6am, but he always informs you of the info you need! His commitment to your case is amazing. People are complaining about how he works, who cares..he does his job and does it well. Those who don't like him probably didn't listen or follow his advice. He knows the law, not you...that's why you hired an attorney. He's wonderful in court and the way he makes his points is inspiring. Other attorneys we dealt with did not have nearly the tenacity he does and that's why he is able to accomplish things that others can't. Like people said, he's a very busy man, don't waste his time and in turn you won't be wasting yours and he doesn't nickel and dime you like all of the other attorney's in this city. He is worth every cent you will pay him, but you have to listen to what he tells you!! Hire Dudley if you want a straight shooter and GREAT LAWYER!!! RID: 63001
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Click to report rating    12/19/11   1     1     1     1     1   Hung up on me when all I asked for was a fax number... Very unprofessional. RID: 57332
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Click to report rating    12/5/11   3     1     1     1     3   Matt was my sister in-law’s (Alyssa) attorney for a custody case and I helped hire and pay. He did not keep Alyssa in the loop at all on court dates or proceedings. His paperwork was satisfactory, but communication was terrible. Court dates would come and go, but she would not know about them until her ex mentioned them. When Alyssa asked Matt about the outcome of the hearing, she would go days without hearing back. Additionally, in five months we have yet to receive an itemized bill. His retainer is cheap, but I guess you get what you pay for. I would never recommend this attorney to others. RID: 56469
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Click to report rating    11/22/11   5     5     5     5     5   I hired Matthew Dudley to handle my divorce. He did everything he promised to do, in a timely manner, and followed up periodically with phone calls. RID: 55689
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Click to report rating    11/7/11   5     2     5     5     4   If you want someone to coddle you, hes not your type.If you want someone that is a straight shooter tells you how it is even if it hurts,hes for you.He didnt waste my money.Ive called many times and hes told me that "You wont win this" and tells me why.He doesnt care about your kids and hes only interested in money?Are you kidding me?Who cares if he cares about kids or not and "hello" lawyers are expensive.Hes there to get you everything that you are legally entitled to.If you want a nanny or a therapist then hire one!He can only go as far as the idiotic laws will allow him to.Okay the bad: Location next to the "free mind" or whatever its called. (out of his hands,cant pick your neighbors right?)His office is a mess but has never lost anything or forgot anything of mine.He doesnt like stupid questions.Remember he doesnt make the laws he just follows them.In court is where he comes alive a true Barracuda.Hes smug but good at his job!Dont waste his time he wont waste your money. RID: 54675
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Click to report rating    10/26/11   5     1     1     3     3   I stopped by to see if another attorney was able to handle our case, She was slammed and referred me to Mr. Dudley, who came out wearing a dirty, smudged oxford pinpoint shirt that looked as if it had been worn for a week or more and not wearing any shoes or socks. Then he told me off for not knowing the law in my situation. I hardly got a word in edgewise and felt talked down to. Glad I checked here first before going any further with this guy. Keep your kids out of this office. Weirdo dopers hang around the dope shop next door to the law offices. RID: 54027
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Click to report rating    8/5/11   5     5     5     5     5   if you want a therapist to cry to get a therapist. if you want an attorney that gets the job done, See Mr. Dudley RID: 49741
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Click to report rating    3/7/11   5     4     5     5     5   Matthew Dudley is very tough but gets the job done fast and effectively. He walks circles around his opponents. RID: 42179
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     10/15/10   1     1     2     1     1   RID: 36091
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Click to report rating    8/25/10   5     4     5     5     5   Amazing! He knows what he's doing 100% and he'll get the job done. VERY straight to the point, don't mess around with him. He's worth every penny. If you do what he says and listen to his advice, he'll win your case. RID: 33809
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Click to report rating    7/9/10   5     4     5     5     5   If you need someone to fight for you, this is your man. He represented me in 2004 and I have hired him again. I love that he doesn't have a secretary. You call, he picks up. He is absolutely an East Coast native and is DIRECT and to the point. Doesn't mess around. He doesn't care about your "story" just wants the facts so he can get things moving and resolved. I would bet that those who have responded in an unfavorable tone have been on the other side of the courtroom!!! RID: 32165
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Click to report rating    9/13/08   1     1     1     1     1   he dumped me after I paid him a retainer because of a mistake on my part which could have been fixed. His own ego and lack of creativity to protect me were costly...be careful RID: 12276
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Click to report rating    3/4/08   5     4     5     5     5   Mr. Dudley is a extremely good lawyer. He is worth every penny. His communication could be a little better but that is only because he gets straight to the point and expects you to as well. He did everything I asked him to do he is very well organized and amazingly on top of everything. If you are getting divorced get this lawyer, you will be glad you did. RID: 8352
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Click to report rating    6/10/07   5     5     5     5     5   Hard working and quick to respond to questions. I was referred by another client who had a similar experience. RID: 4373
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Click to report rating    4/26/07   5     5     5     5     5   Peer-rated tops in Spokane's Best Lawyers 2005 - Family Law http://www.spokanevalleyonline.com/ar... RID: 3710
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