Matt Tripp represents employers and managers in various aspects of labor and employment law in state and federal court and before administrative agencies. He also has experience representing employers in mediations and arbitrations. Matt has defended against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, constructive discharge, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour violations under Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and federal law. In addition to defending clients in litigation, Matt also advises public and private employers on a variety of issues that arise in the workplace on a day-to-day basis, such as disability accommodation, protected leave, wage-and-hour issues, and employee discipline and termination.
Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Matt was a labor and employment associate for an international law firm. He also previously clerked for the Hon. Paul Papak of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. During law school, Matt worked as a limited license student attorney for the Polk County Attorney’s Office and the Drake Legal Clinic, where he first-chaired multiple trials.