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Matthew W. Daley




Matt Daley represents clients in a broad range of commercial & business issues. Those issues range from corporate formation, corporate governance, and litigation/dissolution. Matt has significant experience in contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property issues, and corporate raiding claims (non-competition and non-solicitation). Matt’s practice encompasses bankruptcy & receivership litigation and intra-corporate litigation, including derivative/direct shareholder claims, dissenters’ rights claims, and claims asserting breach of fiduciary duty.

Matt also represents clients in Trust and Estate litigation. This work includes will contests, claims alleging breach of Trust, and claims seeking to challenge or reform Trust and Estate instruments.

Matt also has significant experience in appeals. Matt regularly handles appeals for Hawley Troxell’s other litigation lawyers, as well as for clients whose underlying trial was conducted by other area firms.

Matt represents clients in a variety of State and Federal Courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration. Matt’s clients come from virtually every Inland Northwest industry, including healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, real estate development & management, forestry, and the non-profit sector.


General Counsel, Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, Empire Health Foundation & Family Impact Network

Stryker Employment Co. v. Abbas, 2023 WL 2028701 (2023) (6th Cir. non-compete litigation in spinal implant industry).

Teuscher v. CCB-NWC, LLC, 437 F.Supp.3d 849 (2020) (protecting sperm donor’s confidentiality)

Spokane Slavic Baptist Church v. Trenchuk et al., 12 Wn.App.2d 1086 (2020) (enforcing Church’s real estate contract rights)

Tamosaitis v. URS Corp., 2012 WL 4829818 (2012) (Nuclear industry whistleblower claim)


Spokane County Bar Association

President, Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, 2014-2015

Officer, Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, 2010-2015

Past Board Member, Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington & Catholic Charities Foundation

Past Chairman of the Board, Catholic Housing Communities of Eastern Washington

Member, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Board President, Early Life Speech and Language of Spokane


Law School:

University of Washington College of Law, J.D. with honors, 2005

Order of the Coif


Seattle University, B.A. magna cum laude, 2001



United States District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Washington

United States District Court, Western District of Michigan

United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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