Matthew C. Casey

Shareholder, Portland Office

Direct Dial: 503.499.4478
Fax: 503.295.0915

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon


  • Willamette University, College of Law - J.D., 1998
  • Santa Clara University - B.S., 1995

Practice Experience

Matt Casey is a trial lawyer whose practice includes representing businesses and individuals who are involved in commercial, products liability and catastrophic injury disputes. Matt has tried and arbitrated a number of cases to conclusion.

Selected Representative Matters

  • Defended product manufacturers through trial, including home appliance manufacturers and plumbing component parts manufacturers.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal of subcontractors from construction defect contribution claims on basis that subcontractors did not have a special relationship with owners, and thus, could not have joint tort liability.
  • Defended toy distributor against claim that its product contained toxic amounts of lead.
  • Defended an apartment complex and property manager against claims that an apartment unit exposed tenants to toxic mold.
  • Obtained summary judgment of dismissal of local non-profit corporation from a premises liability lawsuit on the basis that the lawsuit was barred by Oregon's recreational use statutes.
  • Defended large movie theater chain through trial against premises liability lawsuit.
  • Defended trucking, delivery, and taxi cab companies through trial.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • L'Arche Portland (Member, Board of Directors, 2012-Present)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (Member)

Awards and Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers (2019, 2018, 2017 — Personal Injury Defense: Products)
  • Named as a "Rising Star" in Oregon Super Lawyers (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 — Personal Injury Defense: Products)

Publications and Presentations

  • Panelist, "Depositions," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) Defense Practice Academy (2016)
  • Panelist, "Experts," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) Defense Practice Academy (2016)
  • Speaker, "If There's a Fight Over the Order of Depositions, Who Gets to Go First?," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) Annual Convention (2015)
  • Educator, "Practical Civil Litigation Training: Live Deposition Practice Sessions," Oregon State Bar CLE (2014)
  • Speaker, "Dram Shop Claims," NALS of Oregon Fall Meeting & Educational Conference (2014)
  • Co-Speaker, "Fundamentals of Arbitration," Oregon Casualty Adjusters Association (2011)
  • Author & Speaker, "Discovery Skills for Legal Staff in Oregon: Loopholes in Expert Discovery and Courts' Reactions" (2003)
  • Co-Author, "Case Notes: New Law Requires Owners of Residences to Give Notice of Construction Defects prior to Filing Suit," Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) The Verdict (2003)