"Solutions are not always found in the law, but rather by focusing on the people we represent and their particular situation." — Patrick Melendy

Matthew J. Cox

  • Partner, 2004


Springfield, OR





Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, Matt came to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon where he earned both his undergraduate degree and then his law degree in 1998. After graduating from law school, he began working as an Assistant District Attorney for the Lane County District Attorney's office, Criminal Division from September 1998 to April 2004. Matt joined Leahy Cox, LLP in 2004.

Professionally, Matt is best known for his work in litigation (including criminal prosecution), family law, contracts, and arbitrations. In his own words, Matt identifies the one problem he is best at solving for clients as "Helping clients to make a sound decision concerning whether or not they should settle the case or move forward with litigation. Understanding the costs and the pros and cons of litigation is a great help in explaining the situation to my clients."

Matt is often described as being a hard worker, fair and a fierce advocate who treats the other side with respect so as not to make the adversarial process more expensive or difficult.

When asked about his professional passion, Matt is dedicated to working as a Municipal Court Prosecutor.

When not at work, Matt can be spotted spending time with his wife and daughter, running, or out on the golf course. Matt enjoys volunteering at Willamalane Senior Center on their Senior Law Day. Other great activities Matt enjoys include crabbing on the coast, Ducks football and river rafting.

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Elder Abuse / Financial Abuse
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of Oregon, Oregon
    • B.A. - 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Lane County Bar Association, Member