Matthew C. McKean
Matthew McKean is highly proficient in crafting estate planning solutions for individuals, couples, blended families, and family businesses. He has many years of experience in guiding clients through the complex maze of trust administration and probate. As co-owner and partner of McKean & Knaupp Attorneys, Matthew understands the need to be cost-conscious while providing quality work. While primarily a litigator for many years, Matthew believes keeping clients out of court is usually the goal for an efficient and cost effective resolution to legal disputes.
Matthew guides his clients through what can be some of the most difficult times in one’s life. Whether dealing with the death of a loved one, contemplating estate plans, starting a business, adopting a child or caring for elderly parents, he can help navigate the unfamiliar and sometimes unfriendly legal system.
Matthew earned his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, Summa Cum Laude, from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Co. Matthew also served in the US Army. After a career with Boeing and Alaska Airlines, Matthew decided to follow his passion and became an attorney. He currently sits on the Oregon State Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board, is a board member of the Washington County Bar Association and the Washington County Law Library Advisory Committee, Serves on The Tualatin Hills Park District’s Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee, and is a delegate to the governing House of Delegates of the Oregon State Bar. He previously served on the Unlawful Practice of Law Committee of the Oregon State Bar and has done pro bono work for the Senior Law Project and the St. Andrews Legal Clinic.
Matthew and his wife have two grown sons and have lived in Washington County for many years. They like to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the Northwest’s great outdoors whenever possible.
What People Are Saying
"Mr. McKean did an excellent job of representing me in a lawsuit. His professionalism, knowledge of Oregon law, skills in negotiating and communicating are outstanding. Matthew's insight and ability to resolve and complete legal matters, as in my case, is impressive." - Charles
"Matthew was both competent and kind... He did an excellent job for me."
"I recently used Mr. McKean to adopt my step-daughter. My daughter's goal was to graduate high school with her new last name. Mr. McKean went above and beyond what was expected to make sure our desires were met. If I ever need any other legal help, I know who I will be calling." - Keith
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