Matthew R. Hansen


Matt is the leader of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s Condemnation & Real Estate Valuation team and is a member of the firm's Real Estate Litigation practice team. In connection with his active condemnation practice, Matt advises and represents both municipal agencies and property owners regarding substantive and procedural eminent domain law. In addition to his significant experience in condemnation law, Matt is also an active real estate litigator, representing and counseling clients in all aspects of real property litigation, commercial litigation, and commercial landlord-tenant law, including lease negotiations, disputes, workouts, and unlawful detainer actions.

As a proven trial attorney, Matt has considerable experience representing clients in mediations, arbitrations, and in trials, including a number of multi-week jury trials. Matt has tried cases in King, Pierce and Snohomish County Superior Courts, and has successfully argued cases before the Washington State Court of Appeals. Matt has led 98% of cases to settlement before they reach trial.

Matt is a frequent guest speaker on legal issues involving eminent domain law and has served as author and editor for a number of state and national legal treaties on the topic. He is a past president of the Puget Sound Chapter of the International Right of Way Association and currently serves the Association as its chair to the International Ethics Committee. Since 2013, Matt has been selected every year for inclusion in Washington Super Lawyers magazine.


  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Central Washington University, 2000

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